Safari does not open; quits

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  1. swindmill macrumors 6502a

    swindmill

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    #1
    I was having trouble with Safari quitting unexpectedly in 10.3, but since installing Tiger it won't work period. When I open it, it just immediately quits. Even when it's not open, when I have Dashboard open for example, I'll get a pop-up that says Safari has unexpectedly quit. Any ideas what the problem is?
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    How did you upgrade? Did you have AcidSearch, PithHelmet, SAFT, or any other Safari plugins before Tiger? And if so, did you upgrade them to Tiger compliant versions / uninstall them before upgrading to Tiger?
     
  3. swindmill thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I did the upgrade install. I had safari speed and safari enhancer installed, and I did not upgrade them before installing Tiger. I did just now delete them, but Safari still won't open.
     
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    #4
    How about supplying us with the entire last entry in the crashlog?
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Hmmm...frustrating! :(

    If you're sure you got rid of everything that came with the plugins, try these two steps:

    1) Look in ~/library/application support/ for a SIMBL folder. If it exists, trash it. Ditto for /library/application support/ -- if there is a SIMBL folder there, trash it.

    2) Try deleting com.apple.safari.plist from ~/Library/Preferences/

    EDIT: Do what Yellow suggested first. :)
     
  6. swindmill thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Here's the top of the Problem report that is sent to Apple:

    Date/Time: 2005-05-07 22:49:18.822 -0400
    OS Version: 10.4 (Build 8A428)
    Report Version: 3

    Command: Safari
    Path: /Applications/Safari.app/Contents/MacOS/Safari
    Parent: WindowServer [63]

    Version: 2.0 (412)
    Build Version: 1
    Project Name: WebBrowser
    Source Version: 4120000

    PID: 750
    Thread: 0

    Exception: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (0x0001)
    Codes: KERN_PROTECTION_FAILURE (0x0002) at 0x00000001


    I can paste more if needed, but it was extremely long and I didn't want to post more than needed. I looked for the specified folder in Library and didn't see it. I haven't yet tried trashing the plist though.
     
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I didn't see anything tremendously useful in there...I'd go ahead and trash the plists.
     
  8. swindmill thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I've trashed the plists, and also tried a few things suggested by Apple on their website. Still, all I get when I click on the Safari icon is a quick flash of Safari on the menu bar, and then the "unexpectedly quit" window. Is there any place I can find the installer for 2.0 and reinstall? Apple only seems to have the installer for 1.xx.
     
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