Problems with Safari

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by anastasis, Mar 10, 2005.

  1. anastasis macrumors member

    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?

  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    That sucks big time!

    OK, it's an obvious one but have you repaired permissions?

    How about deleting the Safari prefs?
  3. MmmPancakes 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.
  4. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

    Thomas Veil

    Feb 14, 2004
    OBJECTIVE reality
    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. :(
  5. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

    Nov 13, 2003
    Try running "preferential Treatment" It scans all pref file to see if they are corrupt.

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