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Where Did Top Sites Go In Safari?

upgraded to version 14 today, now my TopSites is missing and not in any menu. I only see my favorites and no way to edit. I used top sites to actually see only a few (12 at most) frequent sites, not a list of 50 to sort through all the time. did I miss something and how do I fix this please.

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Michael Calamia

Comments: 9 Responses to “Where Did Top Sites Go In Safari?”

    1 month ago

    This feature is gone with Safari 14. You now have a Start Page that you can customize. The top part is Favorites, so just put the sites you want to see there in your Favorites in Bookmarks and you can pretty much have the same sites you saw before in Top Sites, totally controlled by you.

    Steve Schneider
    1 month ago

    Favorites does not work well as a substitute for Top Sites – This is a major step backwards. Give me back Safari 13.

    1 month ago

    Steve: Can you explain further? In what way does it not work for you? You’ve got Favorites, which can be exactly what you want, and then Frequently Visited, which gives you others — just like the pinned and other sites shown in Top Sites.

    Tara
    1 month ago

    I don’t know about Steve, but I didn’t have my Top Sites saved in other places like Favorites. So Safari’s removal of them is highly frustrating!

    Bruce Cuthbert
    1 month ago

    My Top Sites ate just gone without any warning. Was there any heads up on this anywhere? How do I get my Top Sites list back? Will Apple gbe us back TopSites? The screen images were very helpful

    1 month ago

    Bruce: Safari 14 was in beta for a while and there was mention of this in the news. I even did a video a while back and showed the new Start Page. Did you see my more recent video on the Start Page? https://macmost.com/how-to-use-the-safari-14-start-page.html It shows how the Favorites and Recents sections of the Start Page can basically be the same as Top Sites, more or less. Actually, I feel it is better since you can do more in Favorites than you could on Top Sites.

    Dwight
    1 month ago

    This is ridiculous. They shouldn’t just delete something that I rely on. They should’ve at least took my top sites and saved them in a bookmarks folder instead of deleting them completely. Now I have to try and figure out all the sites I had previously put in Top Sites. Wasted an hour of my work day this morning trying to solve this, with no simple solution. Epic Fail, Apple.

    Thomas
    6 days ago

    If it helps, you can get to your old TOP SITES list and manually copy/paste to some other solution/bookmark — go to your LIBRARY (CMD+SHIFT+L or OPTION+GO menu), then SAFARI folder, then “TopSites.plist” — open this in a text editor (TEXTEDIT/BBEDIT/etc.) and the HTML links URLs are there.

    But I used the Top Sites all the time, and wish it were an option.

    Kevin
    10 hours ago

    I hate that the top site feature is gone. The new start page is not the same nor as efficient. Yes, you can delete the websites you had saved as favorites, but I used this as a placeholder for sites that I wanted to go back and browse at in the future. Now it takes the place of the my old top sites feature. Also the icons are not near as big and characteristic to the site. Looks like I am in the majority of hating the change. Bring it back! Otherwise, I’ll switch to Chrome or Firefox.

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