How to load Safari without plugins?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ppc_michael, Jul 22, 2007.

  1. ppc_michael Guest

    ppc_michael

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    #1
    Is there a way to disable all Safari plugins, perhaps through a defaults write or something? Some stupid tech guy at my university installed all these plugins that make Safari crash a few seconds after launch, and I can't even seem to find them all to delete them.
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    When you say plugins, do you mean web plugins like Flash, Shockwave, etc? Those are all in either ~/library/internet plug-ins/ or /library/internet plug-ins/ ...

    Plugins like Stand, SAFT, etc, are usually in either /library/inputmanagers/ or ~/library/inputmanagers/ unless they use SIMBL or APE or some other framework.

    The only way I know to block loading of plugins, ironically, is with another one. :eek: Safaristand has a "load plug-ins manually" option which prevents them from automatically being initialized.
     
  3. ppc_michael thread starter Guest

    ppc_michael

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    Oh! Well that's ironic. I do mean the SafariStand/SAFT kind. I did clear those two out from the Input Managers directory. I actually don't know what other plugins are installed, but I know Safari keeps crashing, and trying to launch Webkit says there are still Safari plugins installed, so I'm kind of going by that.

    Safari crashes after about three seconds, so I wouldn't have time to get in to SafariStand to set the manual loading thing. :(
     

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