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Safari User Guide

In the Safari app on your Mac, use General preferences to choose the page that appears when you open a new window or tab, to choose how to handle downloads, and more. To change these preferences, choose Safari > Preferences, then click General.

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Safari opens with

Choose how each Safari session starts: with a new window, a new private window, all the windows from your last session, or all the non-private windows from your last session.

This option is shown only if “Close windows when quitting an app” is selected in the General pane of System Preferences.

New windows open with

Choose what a new Safari window contains.

  • Start Page: See websites you’ve marked as Favorites, a Privacy Report summary, your Reading List, and webpages open on other devices where you’re signed in with the same Apple ID.

  • Homepage: The homepage you set in the Homepage field below.

  • Empty Page: An empty Safari window with no page address or content.

  • Same Page: The webpage you most recently viewed.

  • Tabs for Favorites: All the bookmarks in Favorites as a set of tabs.

  • Choose tabs folder: The bookmarks in the bookmarks folder you choose.

New tabs open with

Choose what a new tab contains.

  • Start Page: See websites you’ve marked as Favorites, a Privacy Report summary, your Reading List, and webpages open on other devices where you’re signed in with the same Apple ID.

  • Homepage: The homepage you set in the Homepage field below.

  • Empty Page: An empty Safari window with no page address or content.

  • Same Page: The webpage you most recently viewed.

Homepage

Enter the URL of the webpage you want to use as your homepage, or click Set to Current Page to use the current active page.

Remove history items

Choose when to remove items from the history.

Favorites shows

Choose the bookmarks folder whose bookmarks you want shown on the start page and in the start page view that appears below the Smart Search field.

File download location

Choose where to save items you download from the internet, or have Safari always ask where you want to save downloads.

Remove download list items

Choose when to remove items from the list.

Open “safe” files after downloading

In Safari, automatically open the listed types of files, but not software.

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We at PowerMax understand that with the advent of our new, digital society, we still are not immune to a plethora of applications, registrations & paperwork. Sometimes it seems as though everything we do requires filling out a two page document in addition to an email address, AND a password; at least eight characters, AND at least one number, AND one letter, AND a capital letter, AND one symbol… you get the idea.

As for emails, a computer user typically has two open email addresses at a time: one for personal use and another for work. A secure, well thought out email and password can mean the difference between being hacked and always having your information protected. However, over time, they can be easy to forget, and sometimes – as with your Apple ID – you’ll need to change it.

Change the Apple ID on your Mac

Once login is complete, the email address/Apple ID can be changed directly in the Account Settings window. Click on edit and follow the prompts to change the email; A verification email with a verification code will be to the newly provided email. Log in with the new Apple ID. Enter the code in the email to complete the process. Miscellaneous settings; Changing the window settings. The simplest way to start with customizing Safari is with the general settings for what you see when you open Safari windows and tabs. Open Safari and click Safari Preferences from the menu bar. In the pop-up window, choose the General tab. You can then adjust each of these settings. Change Server Settings in Mail on Mac. Use Server Settings preferences in Mail to change options for an account’s incoming and outgoing (SMTP) mail servers. To change these preferences in the Mail app on your Mac, choose Mail Preferences, click Accounts, then click Server Settings. Change General preferences in Safari on Mac. In the Safari app on your Mac, use General preferences to choose the page that appears when you open a new window or tab, to choose how to handle downloads, and more. To change these preferences, choose Safari Preferences, then click General. Open Safari for me.

Changing an Apple ID when you know your email address is simple.

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  • Sign out of the Apple computers and devices that use your current Apple ID,
  • Then sign in to the account on a selected device or computer.
  • For users with two-factor authentication, which is highly recommended, wait for the number to arrive by text or email then add it as a second step when prompted.
  • Once login is complete, the email address/Apple ID can be changeddirectly in the Account Settings window.
  • Click on edit and follow the prompts to change the email
  • A verification email with a verification code will be to the newly provided email.
  • Log in with the new Apple ID.
  • Enter the code in the email to complete the process.

Can’t Remember Your Current Apple ID?

Sometimes it’s been a while since you’ve logged in and can’t remember which email address you used. Perhaps you’ve transposed the T and the Y in your Apple ID and you can’t figure out how to access your account. There’s still a way to log in and make changes. Find out which email address that you used to sign up for your Apple ID by checking the account information of current applications. For example:

iCloud:

  • Go to the Apple Menu.
  • Open “System Preferences.”
  • Click on “iCloud.”
  • Look to the left on the window that pops up for your full name and email address linked to your Apple ID.

Mail:

  • Open “Mail.”
  • Click on “Mail.”
  • Select “Preferences.”
  • Click on “Accounts.”

Calendar:

  • Open “Calendar.”
  • Click on “Calendar.”
  • Select “Preferences.”
  • Click on “Accounts.”

FaceTime:

  • Open “FaceTime.”
  • Click on “FaceTime.”
  • Select “Preferences.”
  • Click on “Settings.”

For Messages:

  • Open “Messages.”
  • Click on “Messages.”
  • Select “Preferences.”
  • Click on “Accounts.”

Still unable to find the email address linked to your Apple ID? You can check your iTunes purchases as well.

  • Go to iTunes.
  • Click on any of the purchases you made.
  • Select “Edit.”
  • Click on “Get Info.”
  • Click on the “File” tab.
  • Scroll down to the part that says “Purchased by.”
  • You will find the email address linked to your Apple ID next to your name.

Once you’ve determined which email address you used last, go to your account page, login and replace your current email address with a new one. Then verify the new email address.

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How to Change the Apple ID to a Different One

The procedure above applies if you wanted to change the email address linked to your Apple ID, but if you want to simply log out of the Apple account that you are currently using on your Mac and log back in using a different Apple ID, you can do that by going through the following steps:

iCloud:

  • Go to the Apple Menu.
  • Open “System Preferences.”
  • Click on “iCloud.”
  • Type in the Apple ID that you wish to use on your Mac followed by the password.
  • Click on “Sign in.”

iTunes:

  • Go to iTunes.
  • Select “Account.”
  • Click on “Sign in.”
  • Type in the Apple ID that you wish to use on your Mac followed by the password.
  • Click on “Sign in.”

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iMessage:

  • Go to “Messages.”
  • Select “Preferences.”
  • Click on “Accounts.”
  • Type in the Apple ID that you wish to use on your Mac followed by the password.

FaceTime:

  • Open FaceTime.
  • Type in the Apple ID that you wish to use on your Mac followed by the password.
  • Click on “Sign in.”
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TheApp Store:

  • Go to the Apple website
  • Click on the shopping bag icon.
  • Select “Account.”
  • Go to “Account Settings.”
  • Select “Update Your Apple ID Sign-in.”
  • Type in the Apple ID that you wish to use on your Mac followed by the password.

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