safari freezing

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by JonD25, Jul 30, 2006.

  1. JonD25 macrumors 6502

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    Every once in a while Safari freezes on me. I can click things, but nothing happens. Actually, to try and be as clear as possible, like if I press the back button, what's shown doesn't change, but if I hover my mouse over things and I'm familiar with the page I was trying to go to, I can tell that it actually did go back because it changes to the hand over where I know links should be. But it still looks like the first page. I can't get out of that no matter what I do, and I end up having to quit Safari to fix it. It's just annoying to have to do that. Anyone else have a problem like this and know what the cause and solution might be?
     
  2. Ogilvie macrumors newbie

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    I'm having a similar problem (OSX 10.3.9, Safari 1.3.2) on an eMac.

    Once a page is open I can open one hyperlink. The next hyperlink I open freezes Safari entirely. I have found a workaround, which is to go to the context menu and open every link in a new window. JonD25, have you tried this workaround and does it work for you?

    Anyone have any ideas on how to fix this?
     
  3. d wade macrumors 65816

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    use shiira. it is a wonderful browser with lots of great features and never quits!
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Remove all add ons from Safari and then maybe try resetting Safari from the Safari menu. :)
     
  5. Me1000 macrumors 68000

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    I switched to webkit last night, and it hasnt crashed yet!
    just DL webkit! it is safri and doesnt crash!
     
  6. Ogilvie macrumors newbie

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    Did that.

    No joy.

    We've fixed the problem by switching to IE.

    PS: to all of those that are suggesting a switch... no.

    This is a production machine, and if anything changes I'm the one who has to train the user on *yet another* application.
     
  7. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Okay. If you tire of Explorer there are a few other tricks we can try to get Safari running normally again such as removing the PLIST. :)
     

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