Where did my home page go?

Nightly builds of WebKit load the Thank you for testing WebKit! page. They do this in an effort to encourage testers of WebKit to get involved in the community by reporting bugs and contributing patches.

The start page is only loaded when WebKit is started. It will not be displayed when you run Safari normally. You can access your regular homepage by clicking on the Home icon in Safari's toolbar or by selecting History, Home.

How can I disable the WebKit nightly start page?

You can easily disable the WebKit nightly start page and have it use your normal home page.

  1. Open Terminal.app
  2. Run
    defaults write org.webkit.nightly.WebKit \
    StartPageDisabled -bool YES
  3. Restart WebKit.app

Nightly builds of WebKit are provided for testing purposes only. WebKit is open source software with portions licensed under the LGPL and BSD licenses. Complete license and copyright information can be found within the code.