Be Warned - Safari Extensions don't appear to work

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  1. retrospek macrumors 6502a

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    Something I can live with as this is a beta - but be warned that I can't get any extensions to work in Safari (LastPass, AdBlock etc.)
     
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  3. retrospek thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Version 10.0 (12602.1.32.7)
     
  4. dsjr2006 macrumors regular

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    Do they work in Safari Dev preview?
     
  5. mr.bee macrumors 6502a

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    It seems this will be a pretty stable release, they are not changing that much....EXCEPT THE FILESYSTEM.

    curious about 3rd party apps like ms office, adobe..
     
  6. Brad9893 macrumors 6502

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    The file system will still be HFS+ until 2017 when Apple rolls out APFS. It will be restricted and for developers only for awhile.
     
  7. n8cousins, Jun 13, 2016
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    My Extensions were messed up too.

    Here is how I fixed it:

    1. Go to users/*yourname*/Library/Safari/Extensions (easiest way is to go to Finder, click Go in the menubar, hold the Option key to reveal "Library"). Your old extensions will still be there.

    2. Dub-Click on each file you want to reinstall.

    3. This will take you to Safari where it asks if you want to View Extension page, click yes.

    4. Click Install now on the Extension page (delete or move original file before installation to avoid duplicates)

    Unfortunately, it looks like the extensions are "lost" again every time you quit Safari. Oh well, Im sure there will be a fix soon enough.

    EDIT: It's worth noting that when you click the usual links to the Safari Extension web page it now opens the App Store app, presumably because Apple is going to move all extension downloads there in the future.
     
  8. MikhailT macrumors 601

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    It works fine for me after a few restarts of Safari.
     
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  11. TurboPGT! macrumors 68000

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    Works fine for me.

    Individual extensions are like Apps. Some will work, some won't.
     
  12. clukas macrumors 6502a

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    Same for me using Adblock Plus works fine for me.
     
  13. nick19 macrumors member

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    Same for me, extensions would be lost when I closed Safari, however, now working fine.
     
  14. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    Extensions seem to be working fine for me.

    After the initial slow-down for indexing, everything is smooth as butter now.
     
  15. rshrugged macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks. Do you use it in "advanced user" mode?

    Has anyone tried JS Blocker?
     
  16. jmh600cbr macrumors 6502a

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    i can't get adblock to install RES works great. doesn't matter which version unlock, adblock kablock, non work!
     
  17. DaveOP macrumors 6502a

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    Wipr works fine in Safari, and its the fastest in my experience.
     
  18. Feenician Suspended

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    Adguard and Ghostery are working fine but Showpass isn't on the gallery and trying to install it after downloading it shows the error "Safari can’t install this extension" which is what I suspect* OP was seeing.

    *though it's hard to tell because no-one actually posted what error they are seeing. Related Protip: if you see an error it's good to mention it otherwise people end up talking about 5 different things as one.
     
  19. grahamperrin macrumors 601

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    The developer preview of APFS will not be restricted to developers, please see http://forums.macrumors.com/posts/23234541 point 2.
     
  20. itegypt macrumors 6502

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    I'm on PB6 and I lost my extensions. whenever I try to install them back I get the error below
     

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  21. itegypt macrumors 6502

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    SOLVED:
    I closed safari then located ~/Library/Safari the extensions folder was a broken alias for some reason! Deleting it, opened safari and like a champ all extensions installs fine! Woohoo!
     

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