Safari issues

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Bob Jovi, Jan 16, 2007.

  1. Bob Jovi macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hi,

    I'm not sure if this has been asked before, but I couldn't find a thread for it (I did look!)
    i opened safari yesterday and the icon bounces but there is no way of opening a window! and when I re-download safari i'm told that my HD does not support it.
    anyone know how I can resolve this?

    thanks
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    #2
    What have you recently installed or changed in your system? Have you tried dragging the file com.apple.Safari.plist to the Desktop and reopening? It's in the Preferences folder and Spotlight will find it (assuming you have Tiger). :)
     
  3. Bob Jovi thread starter macrumors regular

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    I recently did a software update of office, that is the only thing that could have effected it.
     
  4. Bob Jovi thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks, that worked a treat. would you be able to explain why though?
     
  5. tuartboy macrumors 6502a

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    The preference file (.plist) was likely corrupted in some way that prevented safari from completely reading it and loading. OS X apps automatically build a new .plist if they don't find one, so you just set yourself back to defaults.

    A surprising number of application problems in OS X can be fixed by just doing this.
     

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