Why I hate Safari...

Discussion in 'macOS' started by cslewis, Mar 23, 2006.

  1. cslewis macrumors 6502a

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    ...today. Whenever I try to use anything web-based that includes flash or javascript, it doesn't work. Other things are the same way... I can't even use the smilies or the buttons in this forum!

    Is there anything that school administrators could do to block this sort of thing? If so, can I get past it? :D
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Well, it may be school administrators. If the feature hasn't been disabled, try resetting Safari from the Safari menu. This should rule out whether it's a problem with the app or the set up of the network. :)
     
  3. cslewis thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks a lot for the advice, but I'm sorry to say that I've tried it already. Unfortunately, it does nothing.
     
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    Needless to say, Flash and JavaScript work just fine in Safari. Most likely there is something fouled-up on your computer. You need to try to diagnose the problem and fix it.
     
  7. kretzy macrumors 604

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    Are Java and Plug-ins enabled in Safari preferences (under Security menu)? If not, this is probably your problem. There is a fair likelihood that the Admins have disabled them.
     
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  9. kretzy macrumors 604

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    This shouldn't make a difference. Safari works fine on a 20'' Intel iMac at home.
     
  10. law guy macrumors 6502a

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    Whew! I was worried about a long and creepy manifesto with a subject header like that.
     
  11. Jay42 macrumors 65816

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    Just can't deal with firefox scrolling after getting used to safari...scrolls like butter!:D
     
  12. kretzy macrumors 604

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    Plus it doesn't look nearly as good. If you're really desperate, at least use Camino.
     
  13. trogdor! macrumors regular

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    I just use firefox when safari doesnt work correctly with a site. This works 99 percent of the time.
     
  14. emaja macrumors 68000

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    Another vote for Camino if you can use it. Safari's a memory hog and I have to quit it at least once a day when it becomes slow.
     
  15. bursty macrumors 6502a

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    Use Shiira! I dont know if it will fix your particular problem but in general, Shiira > Safari, Camino, Firefox
     
  16. cslewis thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Wow. I can play mini-hacker and bypass the admin controls to install apps and use restricted programs on here, but I can't look in the Safari 'preview' menu.

    Thanks, altitude_max. :eek:
     
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    Oh Snap!
     
  18. ke2000 macrumors member

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    'Anti-Safariest'? I can't remember who said this, 'If you don't like it, don't say it'
     
  19. kretzy macrumors 604

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    No problem head101_mac! Glad it worked. Just don't do anything too naughty and don't let it distract you from your school work.;)
     
  20. Philberttheduck macrumors 6502a

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    i had a problem with flash-safari with my intel imac. (discussed and solved in one of the earlier threads i solved-my-own-problem)

    its apple or flash's fault for not making the flash 8 universal with safari. it happened when i updated to 10.4.5 (updating safari in the process) and flash 8 musta been forced to update. unforuntantly, it conflicted with each other "X-MIME is missing, download at the site below" but it never recognized it (flash website's update could be PPC-only).

    search up my posts and i have this link. its the stock flash-plugin when you originally purchase an intel imac. just put it in your "internet plugins" folder and restart safari. flash works and everything.
     
  21. Ish macrumors 68000

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    Er, mac_head101, if you can't use smilies in this forum, where did the smilie come from??
     
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    From what I could gather, the "click-to-insert" smilies didn't work, but just typing the codes eg. :) did.
     
  23. Cloudgazer macrumors 6502

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    Generally I have no problems with Safari,
    but i do hate the fact that it doesn't refresh a page properly, even when doing "Apple Key + R"
     
  24. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    I think Firefox has a flash or java problem on my computer, possibly both. And yes, I did install everything necessary.

    Safari works most of the time, but then there are some sites I can't use with Safari, so I have to use FireFox.

    We really need at least 2 browsers in the Mac world, which is fine in most instances, but annoying in others.
     
  25. cslewis thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I meant that I couldn't use the smilies bar: I remembered the code.
     

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