I need help to uninstall Safari

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  1. MacRumors' FAN, Nov 12, 2014
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    Dear friends,
    I need help to uninstall Safari, would you like to help me?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Don't uninstall it. Just don't launch it. Too much of OS X is integrated with Safari. If you uninstall it, you could cause problems. It doesn't hurt anything to leave it installed and use Chrome instead.
     
  3. MacRumors' FAN, Nov 12, 2014
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    Thank you!
    Other question: how can I initialize Safari at 100% (as before I launched it for the first time).
     
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    What do you mean, restore it at 100%?
     
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    EDIT: ...how can I initialize Safari at 100% (as before I launched it for the first time).
     
  6. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Launch Safari then in the Safari menu go to Clear History and Website Data... then pick all history in this window can click Clear History. That will reset everything.

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  7. MacRumors' FAN, Nov 12, 2014
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    Just done, but what you told me does not initialize Safari as it was before I launched it for the first time (for example its settings are not restored).
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You also would need to delete any extensions you may have installed, set the home page back to www.apple.com, go to the AutoFill tab and remove all AutoFill data.
     
  9. Weaselboy Moderator

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    No that won't reset Safari prefs. There is really no personal data in the prefs plist, but if you want to delete everything just run the two commands below in Terminal. That will kill any extensions also.

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    rm -rf ~/Library/Safari/*
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    rm -rf ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Safari*
     
  10. MacRumors' FAN, Nov 12, 2014
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    Thank you!
    It seems that Weaselboy has a faster way. Am I wrong? Maybe with his way in my Mac it will disappear all things (like folders) related to Safari.
     
  11. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    If you're comfortable with Terminal and want to do a thorough job, do that.
     
  12. MacRumors' FAN, Nov 12, 2014
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    Two steps to do

    2) Terminal:
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    rm -rf ~/Library/Safari/*
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    rm -rf ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Safari*
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    After doing the 2 steps above, will it disappear all things (like folders) related to Safari?
     
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    Yep. Do a reboot after because OS X now caches the plist files and a reboot will get rid of the cached version.
     
  15. MacRumors' FAN thread starter macrumors regular

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    A reboot of what? Of Mac, right?
    After this reboot, is Safari initialized at 100?%
     
  16. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Yes... a complete reboot. What happens is the OS keeps sort of a "reserve" copy of that settings plist file and if you just delete it then start Safari, you will see the personal settings are still there because the OS used the backup/reserve version to replace the one you deleted. By rebooting it flushes out that cached version and the settings are gone for food.


    Yep... that would get Safari back to factory fresh.
     

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