How To Download Normally in Safari

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by PYR0M310N, Feb 16, 2007.

  1. PYR0M310N macrumors 6502a

    PYR0M310N

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    Recently my ibook G4 1gb ram has been crashing everytime that i try to download something from the internet. it isn't a full system crash but does crash all of safari which means i lose everything i was doing at that point whihc is very irriatating.

    this only happens when i press a link of something directly, but not if i ctrl+click and download linked file. i have already reinstalled safari using pacifist and tried it through different users, so i am completely baffled now!

    any help i am hugely thankful for!
     
  2. CaptainHaddock macrumors 6502

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    I only see three possibilities.

    1. You're using an unstable build of Webkit instead of normal Safari — but you'd know if you were.

    2. You have installed some kind of Safari plug-in. Many of these cause Safari to crash.

    3. You have a hardware problem (like a bad hard disk or memory).
     
  3. PYR0M310N thread starter macrumors 6502a

    PYR0M310N

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    well i have the version of safari from the disks so that isn't the problem, and i don't have any plug-ins. so must be the hardware, i guess i will have to just live with it in this case as it's out of warranty and i'm not in a position to replace it any time soon
     
  4. jsw Moderator emeritus

    jsw

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    If you create a new account (System Preferences->Accounts, click the "+" button) and log into that, do you still see this problem? If not, it's likely a preferences issue in your account.
     
  5. PYR0M310N thread starter macrumors 6502a

    PYR0M310N

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    i created a new account and it worked fine in that, but i don't really want to change all my user settings over and all the files as this will take ages. can anyone else think of a solution
     

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