How to Fix Safari ...

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by vja4Him, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. vja4Him macrumors member

    vja4Him

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    Something is terribly wrong with Safari ...

    I keep getting a error message:

    "Safari can't connect to the server."

    "Safari can't open the page "http://www.apple.com/startpage/" because Safari can't connect to the server "www.apple.com".

    Doesn't matter which webpage I try to access, Safari doesn't work anymore.

    I've tried deleting the Cache, Cookies, plist.

    I just deleted Safari altogether and all Safari files that I could find, emptied the Trash, then downloaded the most recent version of Safari from Apple, and installed.

    Still have exactly the same problem.

    Several days ago, I Reset Safari, which fixed the problem for a couple days. I've tried to Reset Safari many times today, but still have the same problem ....

    Is this an issue with Snow Leopard 6.8? Any ideas how to fix this issue ... ???
     
  2. IngerMan macrumors 6502a

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    Are you sure you don't have a connection problem to the internet. Did you try connecting in Chrome or Fire Fox? Sounds as if it could be your internet provider or router.
     
  3. vja4Him thread starter macrumors member

    vja4Him

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    There is nothing wrong with our Internet. We have seven devices that are getting online daily, not counting the X-Box.

    I'm using Firefox for now. My Mac Mail is working just fine. Everything else on my computer seems to working ok.

    I ran Disk Utility this morning, and Disk Warrior several days ago. No problems were found.
     
  4. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Create a new user account and try Safari from there.
     
  5. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Have you erroneously enabled proxy server access to the Internet with setting-up your proxy server?
     
  6. vja4Him thread starter macrumors member

    vja4Him

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    I didn't enable any Proxies. I checked to make sure though, but Proxies are disabled.

    When I opened Mail today, I clicked on one of the links in a message, and the link opened up in Safari!

    Safari is now working again.

    This is strange ....
     
  7. vja4Him thread starter macrumors member

    vja4Him

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    Just when I though that Safari was working ok, it is now doing exactly the same thing as before ....

    I've tried deleting the plist many times, resetting
    Safari many times, clicking on links in my e-mail messages and other
    active links, which open Safari, but it still will not work. Restarted my computer, but that also did not help.

    Looks like the newest version of Safari has some very serious bugs ....

    Hopefully the developers will fix this bug soon ....

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    One other note:

    All day yesterday up until late last night, Safari was working just fine. I shut my computer down last night, then when I booted up this morning, Safari would not work.

    Could this somehow cause Safari to not work ... ???

    Maybe Safari will mysteriously start working again ......

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    One other note:

    All day yesterday up until late last night, Safari was working just fine. I shut my computer down last night, then when I booted up this morning, Safari would not work.

    Could this somehow cause Safari to not work ... ???

    Maybe Safari will mysteriously start working again ......

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    This is strange ... I've never seen ANY forums do this before ...

    When I post a new message now, it's added on top of other message that I've already posted .... Any way to STOP this strange posting ... ?????
     
  8. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    ^ :) ^

    Don't count on everything just being ok all of a sudden.
     
  9. mmduluth macrumors regular

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    Do you maybe have some kind of blocker like Little Snitch installed that you could have possibly blocked Safari’s access to the internet with?
     

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