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With the release of the 1.1 API (thanks, btw), StackApps has grown a default landing page that I really don't care about. I go to StackApps to discuss the API, not see the list of libraries. Frankly, I don't care about the libraries and apps, because I work on my own (StackKit).

As such, when I go to, I have to spend the extra time clicking from the "Apps" area to the "Active" area. This is especially annoying when I click the "StackApps" logo.

Can there be a way for me to say "my default landing page is 'Active' and not 'Apps'"?

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+1 this is much needed – Jonathan. Feb 12 '11 at 20:24
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Here is a Greasemonkey script to accomplish this.

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+1 cool, I've never used greasemonkey before, but this is pretty neat. I suppose a SafariExtension could probably do the same thing. – Dave DeLong Feb 12 '11 at 21:24
@Dave: Actually, it's possible to install GreaseMonkey scripts in Safari by using GreaseKit. – uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN Feb 12 '11 at 23:12
@George yeah, some googling revealed that. I decided to try the extension approach since it's the native solution for my browser. (I did install GreaseKit, and Simon's script works perfectly, but I prefer the extension) – Dave DeLong Feb 13 '11 at 2:46

In general the sites keep track of which tab you last visited, so that should be allowed for stackapps as well.

Until then, change your bookmark to and when you start typing "sta..." into your addressbar, you might have to press the down arrow a few more times to hit rather than (although if that's not appearing in your address bar history you may need to train it by manually entering a few times)

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What if we're using Lynx? – uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN Feb 12 '11 at 23:13
@George Then you should be using the Column 80 stack exchange interface, and should request a similar feature there if it's still a problem. – Adam Davis Feb 13 '11 at 23:17

Simon Brown's suggestion works, and if you use Safari, you could make an extension to do it (I'm a fan of native solutions):

  1. Safari's Develop menu > Show Extension Builder
  2. Add a new extension and change the name and identifier to something relevant
  3. Open your editor of choice and create a new .js file in the .safariextension folder of your new extension
  4. Put the following in the script, then save and close:

    var tab = safari.application.activeBrowserWindow.activeTab();
    if (tab.url == "") {
        tab.url = "";
  5. Back in the extension builder, click the "New Script" button next to "Start Scripts:"

  6. From the menu that just showed up, choose the script you just created.
  7. Click the "Install" button
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You should check out NinjaKit—it's an Extension that adds GreaseMonkey functionality to Safari 5. Good stuff. – Dori Feb 13 '11 at 10:46

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