Safari quit unexpectedly, do you all have the same problem?

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  1. macrumors 6502

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    My Safari always quit unexpectedly. At least once a day. Do you have similar problem?
     
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    mad jew

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    Nah. Is it always on the same site(s)? Do you have any third party plugins installed? What version of Safari and OSX do you have? :)
     
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    It happens to me all the time since Safari 3, but it happens less with each update. It also crashes more on my Intel mini than my G4 PB.
     
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    Surely

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    Yes, it happens way too often. Already once today, and I think twice yesterday.

    It's not always on the same website, and it's not always during the same type of use.

    I do notice that it does happens if a page is loading, and I decide I'd rather look at a different page (via a bookmark) in the same tab during the load.

    I hope all the reports that I've sent to Apple will help them to better stabilize Safari.
     
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    I just got 1 more unexpected quit again today. Safari is really unstable.

    I am using the latest version of everything.

    I have plugins installed like most people do. Which plug in do you refer?
     
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    It happens to me sometimes on a news site that uses flash. Safari gets stuck for a few seconds when loading the page (usually spinning beach ball) and then crashes. Doesn't happen a lot, but it seems to happening more since the 10.5.1 update though.

    Also Safari crashed at least once a day on my girlfriend's mac (still in 10.4 though). I then reset Safari (plus removed all cookies and other stuff), repaired permissions and it seemed to be working a lot better again.

    Safari still seems a bit crash-prone but overall the stability is OK enough to work with it. I even use it now on my windows PC as well :).
     
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    I'm getting it a lot on my 10.4.11 update. Also Mail and some other OSX standard programs have done it since the update.
     
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    I find it crashes a lot more when visiting sites that have flash videos on them, however even this seems to be a lot better since the last update.

    Before the last update Safari would crash at least once a day with me, now it barely ever does.
     
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    Speed Download is definitely crashy; Saft, SafariStand, and several others have all been known to cause problems as well. Basically, if it's in the InputManagers folder, it's under at least a little suspicion.
     
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    Hmm, I'm using Safari 2.0.4 on OS 10.4.8 and I have no problems. I mostly use it to play pool on Yahoo and sometimes for browsing and I don't have any extra plug-ins or anything like that. Maybe you could try deleting the preferences file or repairing permissions.
     
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    I'm using Safari 3.0.4 (523.12) on 10.4.11 and on a rare occasion, it will close unexpectedly.
     
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    riscy

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    I cannot get Safari to even open up - this is a known "issue" with proxies.
    These are links to apple discussions:

    Link 1
    Link 2
     
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    mad jew

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    Just tell us which plugins you've got and we can work from there. :)
     
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    It happened to me last night while playing Yahoo! Literati. It said it was caused by the Flash Player plugin, so it was probably one of those stupid flash ads :rolleyes:

    DIE FLASH, DIE!!!
     
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    Yes, Safari does crash once a day it seems if not more depending on what sites I go to.

    Upgrading to Leopard was a great idea but Safari's instability is shocking and annoying.
     
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    Everytime I visit myspace with safari it closes down automatically! It's pretty stupid I think
     
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    Since installing the latest update to Firefox last week, it crashes at least 2 or 3 times per day and I have to restore my session. Annoying. Never had this problem before the update.
     
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    Happened to me when loading Engadget's RSS on Safari 3 for Tiger. It sucked. Badly. ALL the time. I could rarely look at it.


    That said, it still makes Safari hang and sometimes crash when I try to read it it now that I have Leopard... I guess it's just a HECK OF A BIG RSS feed. (Anyone else experienced this!?)
     
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    I've never noticed this on my machine running 10.5.1, Safari 3 has been rock solid even on multiple flash pages with several (read: 10-20) tabs open, and I close them, open a new tab group, or just close the window or quit the program entirely and it's never once crashed. Do you have any Safari add-ons installed?
     
  22. macrumors newbie

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    Safari quits predictably...

    I was initially amazed at the rare incidents of crashes when I started using OSX 10.3.9 Now that I cast it off to run OSX 10.5.1 I encounter at least a half dozen crashes on Safari. Safari on OSX 10.5.1 is a total disaster.
     
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    Me1000

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    I get it all the time on my MacBook when I load a site with a lot of AJAX (digg and Facebook mainly) or when I have more than 9 tabs open...

    it really is a pain in the butt, but safari 3 have a cool feature to restore the previous session (under the history menu)
     
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    adobes flash plugin kills my safari ocassionally, darn those pesky flash videos..
     
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    ntrigue

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    Sure it occurs on my end. I don't really care so much. There was speculation that it eats up RAM the longer it is open. So I like to close it for a break anyway.
     

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