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Use the bookmarks folder as Safari's home page Web Browsers
You may have noticed that Safari allows you to have new browser windows open with the bookmarks loaded, in addition to the home page, last page, or nothing. Since you can edit the Safari UI with Interface Builder, you can also change the Home button in the toolbar to open the bookmarks, essentially making the bookmarks your home page.

To make this change, find Safari.app in the Finder and do Show Package Contents from the contextual menu. Then go to Contents -> Resources -> English.lproj. Quit Safari and make a backup of Browser.nib. Then open Browser.nib with Interface Builder (requires the Develeoper Tools). Select the leftmost button that isn't greyed out, and open the inspector with Command-Shift-I.

To change the button's behavior, select Connections from the pulldown menu, and click Disconnect. Then pick target/toggleShowBookmarks and click Connect. Save and close Interface Builder and restart Safari.

[Editor's note: I have not tested this myself, and definitely heed the backup advice -- you can fairly easily break the app while working in Interface Builder.]
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Reminder
Authored by: mmouse on Jan 30, '03 12:10:33PM

Don't forget -- if you have the Bookmarks Bar open, clicking the book icon on the left side will do the same thing (open your bookmarks 'page')



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an even simpler soultion
Authored by: brmic on Jan 31, '03 05:39:09PM

personally i like to have Safari launch my old OmniWeb Bookmarks page at ~/Library/Application Support/OmniWeb/Bookmarks.html.
admittedly they're a little out of date, but i simply have not bothered yet to find out how to export Safari's bookmarks to a html file.



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an even simpler solution
Authored by: brmic on Jan 31, '03 05:39:36PM

personally i like to have Safari launch my old OmniWeb Bookmarks page at ~/Library/Application Support/OmniWeb/Bookmarks.html.
admittedly they're a little out of date, but i simply have not bothered yet to find out how to export Safari's bookmarks to a html file.



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