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Spotlight your way to the topsites page in Safari 4 Beta Web Browsers
As this site has pointed out, you can set your homepage to (or create a bookmark for) the new Top Sites page in Safari 4 Beta by using the URL topsites://. I wanted to be able to access the bookmark I made for this page from Spotlight. When I tried though, I got an error dialog saying that "There is no default application for URL topsites://."

RCDefaultApp, which I use, lets me change URL's default apps, but I can't add URL types. User shellac over at the Macintosh Achaia at arstechnica pointed me to More Internet, which allows one to add URL types (as well as change their handling apps). So I added topsites:// as a URL type, and specified that it open in Safari 4 Beta.

This works like a charm. Now when I Spotlight my Top Sites bookmark (or click on a topsites:// link), it opens the Top Sites page in Safari 4 Beta.
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Spotlight your way to the topsites page in Safari 4 Beta
Authored by: jehrler on Mar 30, '09 08:33:42AM
Well, after all that rigamarole it turns out you don't need to do my suggestion <sigh>.

As I was reading through the link to the hint to use topsites:// one of the commenters noted that you don't *need* to use the // and, in fact, if you do it treats it like a protocol which it is not. Here is the comment link:

http://www.macosxhints.com/comment.php?mode=view&cid=107270

If you just use topsites: without the // as a bookmark then Spotlight finds it and opens it with no error.

robg-you may want to remove my hint or at least modify it to let people know they can just use topsites:

You may also want to put a correction on this hint:

http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20090314110502555

that you don't need the //.

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