Mac Safari: Helpful Settings

The information below is relevant for the Enterprise Business Systems (EBS) Portal and the HR and Payroll functions within the portal.  For information on compatibility with other EBS Systems, such as Finance and Business Intelligence, see the Compatibility Matrix.

These settings are recommended to improve your experience using the EBS Portal and HR/Payroll links.  See detailed instructions below.

Delete Browser History / Clear Cache

At times it is helpful to “clear the cache’” that is, delete the history of sites saved by the browser.  To do this:

Choose “Safari” in the browser toolbar, then “Clear History…” Select “all history” then choose the “Clear History” button.

Open as a Tab rather than New Window

Opening a new tab rather than a new window may be preferred. To do this:

  1. From the menu, choose Safari, then choose Preferences
  2. Go to the “Tabs” tab, answer the question “Open pages in tabs instead of windows:” as “Always”
  3. Close the dialog box

Screen Resolution

A minimum screen resolution of 1200 wide and 960 high is recommended to avoid unnecessary scrolling.


Some browsers will allow you to reuse (autocomplete) a recent field entry. In order to use autocomplete in the SAP GUI for HTML, the following settings are required:

Safari does not support the autocomplete function.