Problems with Safari


macrumors member
Original poster
Apr 6, 2002
Houston, TX
So I have not been able to use Safari on my Mac for quite some time. I have a G5 PowerMac and whenever I try to launch Safari it unexpectadly quits. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling several times and the problem has never cleared up, including after running all of the latest updates for Mac OS X. Any ideas or similair problems?



macrumors 6502
Jan 18, 2005
Austin, TX
That really does suck. The fact that you've installed and reinstalled is kind of weird. Personally, I would recommend using Firefox, but I know if something doesn't work right on my machines I can't sleep at night. Check the settings on the prefs..maybe set the back to default.

Thomas Veil

macrumors 68030
Feb 14, 2004
Only time I've ever seen this behavior is when you try to launch a program that requires a higher operating system, i.e., trying to launch a program that requires 10.3 when you only have Jaguar (10.2).

I know you said you have a G5, but is it possible you've installed the latest Safari update but you don't have the latest Panther update?

Edit: I just saw you said you have the latest OS X updates.

I dunno, that's a puzzler. Have you tried trashing the Safari .plist? It's in your Home>Library>Preferences folder. You can remove the Safari program, but you might still be holding onto a corrupt preferences file.

That's all I can think of. :(
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