Internet, Networking, & Security Browsers How to Fix Your Safari Top Sites if They Get Corrupted Update your Safari top sites when they are corrupted by Tom Nelson Writer Tom Nelson is an engineer, programmer, network manager, and computer network and systems designer who has written for Other World Computing,and others. our editorial process Facebook Twitter Tom Nelson Updated on October 12, 2020 Browsers Safari Chrome Firefox Microsoft Tweet Share Email The Safari Top Sites feature is a handy way to access your favorite sites quickly. The Top Sites page displays your favorite web sites in thumbnail view, so you can scan multiple web sites for new information. This can be particularly helpful for news or technology sites, where pages are updated frequently. However, sometimes the Safari Top Sites page becomes corrupted. We show you how to fix this somewhat common error. Causes of Safari Top Sites Errors The Safari Top Sites feature may stop working properly if you lose your internet connection, even for a brief period. Whether the cause is your home network router, DNS issues, or your ISP going offline due to a severe storm in your area, an interrupted connection can sometimes cause the thumbnails in Safari Top Sites to either stop updating or display error messages. How to Fix Safari Top Site Corruption Issues The fix is simple. It's so simple that it's easy to overlook. Wait until your internet connection is online and secure. Press Command+R on the keyboard. You can also select View > Reload Page from the menu bar. If some of the Top Sites fail to update, press Shift+Command+R to perform a hard refresh. That's it. Your Top Sites should now refresh with new thumbnails.