Safari and firefx crashing

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  1. vin138 macrumors newbie

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    my safari and firefor applications keep crashing and coming up with the report bug window, safari doesnt even open then comes up with the bug screen. any help on what to do?
     
  2. Soulstorm macrumors 68000

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    You must become more specific as to what problems are you experiencing.

    1)What hardware are u using?
    2)What System do you have?
    3)Do the applications crash into specific web pages?
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, please give us a little more information. :)

    At a guess though, ditching the preference files for these two apps might help, as will repairing permissions... Hopefully...
     
  4. munkle macrumors 68030

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  5. vin138 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well im using tiger on a powerbook. but the browsers did crash before when i had panther. when i click them on the dock they bounce but dont open they just go staright to the submit report window. ive already tried permissions.
     
  6. stridey macrumors 65816

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    Does this happen sometimes, or every time you try to open either app?
     
  7. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    So have you ditched the preference files yet? It could be worth a try. :)
     
  8. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Posting of crashlogs helps too.

    I'm wondering if you don't have something evil in /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/
     
  9. vin138 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    how do i delete the preference files? thanks for the help guys i appriciate it. yeh and it does crash each time i try to open each browser.
     
  10. stridey macrumors 65816

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    They're in ~/Library/Preferences/ (where ~ is your home folder). Safari's is called com.apple.Safari.plist and Firefox's is called org.mozilla.firefox.plist
     
  11. munkle macrumors 68030

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    Easiest way is to search for safari.plist via the Finder, you're likely to have lots of preferences files in your preferences folder :)
     
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