I have a Safari 4.0 problem

Discussion in 'iMac' started by usm-arch, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. usm-arch macrumors newbie

    Apr 9, 2009
    Let me start off by saying, I'm new to the world of mac. I bought my first iMac in October. I have a 20" 2.8 with 4 g of ram. Last night I was using Safari 4.0 with logmein to access my computer at work. The screen suddenly froze up, everything went white. I ended up restarting my computer. Everything works perfectly now except Safari. It will start up but then I have the spinning beach ball until I force quit the application. I trashed the safari application and reinstalled it from my downloads folder, but still have the same problem. All other applications that use the internet connection or my wifi connection work.

    Any ideas?
  2. gjw4u macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2008
    Sorry, I would have suggested a reinstall, but as you have tried that, I do not have any suggestions.
  3. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    Safari 4 is beta so just stick with 3. It would help your cause if you had a more descriptive title to your thread.
  4. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Yea, remeber that 4.0 is still beta so problems are acceptable. Stick with 3.1 as flopticalcube said.

    It's always good to have at least 2 internet browsers to avoid problems like this. Firefox is very good option for first or second browser.
  5. djc6 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 11, 2007
    Cleveland, OH
    Try deleting this file:

    /Users/<your username>/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Safari.plist

    and THEN starting Safari. This file contains all of Safari's settings and wouldn't be deleted by putting the Safari application in the Trash.

    If that doesn't work, try deleting this directory:

    /Users/<your username>/Library/Safari

    You may want to save your Bookmarks.plist file from that directory - you should be able to put it back once the /Users/djc6/Library/Safari folder gets re-created next time you start Safari.

    If you're nervous about deleting this stuff, you could move both the com.apple.Safari.plist file and the /Users/djc6/Library/Safari folder to your desktop or another location to hold onto them.

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