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Privacy tab in Safari missing

by novicemac / February 17, 2013 8:10 AM PST


I have Mac OS X v. 10.5.8 and Safari 5.0.6 on a MacBook Pro laptop.

I have noticed that the 'Privacy' tab in Safari's Preferences is missing. I just installed Google Safe Search 1.0 for Safari extension.

Could there be a connection?

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Could be
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / February 17, 2013 9:57 PM PST

Remove the Google Safe Search, reboot and see if the Privacy tab returns


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Privacy tab in Safari missing
by novicemac / February 17, 2013 10:44 PM PST
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No, that didn't make any difference at all.

This version of Safari should have a Privacy tab, right?

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good question
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / February 18, 2013 5:20 AM PST

Been a while since I was running that version so I could not tell you if it did or not.

I can only assume that it does (did)


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Type "Delete Cookies" into the
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / February 18, 2013 5:28 AM PST
In reply to: good question

help section of Safari and see if it mentions the Privacy tab


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Privacy tab in Safari missing
by novicemac / February 18, 2013 8:36 AM PST

There is no mention of 'Privacy tab', so I must assume that Safari 5.0.6 doesn't have one by default.

Should I get a more recent version of Safari or are 'Security' settings adequate on my present Safari?

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If it does not have one,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / February 18, 2013 11:00 PM PST

then the Security settings would have almost the same function as the Privacy Tab does.

If Software Update does not show a newer version of Safari for your machine, then there probably isn't one


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Privacy tab in Safari missing
by novicemac / February 19, 2013 10:25 AM PST

I can probably get by without the Privacy tab. Its absence only alarmed me.

And silly me forgot that I have the latest version of Safari. Wink

Thanks for your help.

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Latest version of Safari is 6.0.2
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / February 19, 2013 9:02 PM PST

You have the latest for your OS


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