Safari 4 successfully replaced with Safari 3.23

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by nhcowboy1, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. nhcowboy1 macrumors 6502

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    Can anyone advise me how to uninstall Safari 4 from a G4 iBook running Tiger? I need to go back to Safari 3, but the system won't let me do an install that's a downgrade . . .
     
  2. EdoDodo macrumors newbie

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    Found someone on another forum that said

    Haven't tried it myself so not sure if it will work. You can get the installs for all Safari versions here:
    http://support.apple.com/downloads/#internet
     
  3. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Is the OP running the beta or official release?
     
  4. nhcowboy1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    EdoDodo - Now that the official version of Safari 4 is out, the beta version is no longer available.

    The only options are to archive and reinstall :)eek:) or try the fix posted here.

    Because there are multiple accounts on this computer - each with separate plists - I am a bit uncertain how to proceed, but I'm still inclined to try the quick fix over the archive and reinstall.

    Wait for my next post . . . after it all goes to heck in a handbasket! . . . . and feel free to tell me I should have stuck with the more reliable archive and reinstall. Well, here goes . . . .
     
  5. EdoDodo macrumors newbie

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    Well I guess that for multiple users you would have to delete/rename the files on all the users, worth a try before archive and reinstall.
     
  6. nhcowboy1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Indeed. Did it and it . . . WORKED!!!

    Went through each account and carefully pulled out the plists and set them aside in their own folder. Then went back and followed the instructions here for reinstalling Safari 3 for Tiger . . . needed to do some minor tweaking, but nothing terribly tricky . . . and it worked!!!

    Ran Safari in each account, put the plists back in where they belonged (yes, in that order), and then ran them again to be sure - and everything seems a-ok.

    Much as I was looking forward to doing an archive and reinstall :)D), I'm glad I didn't have to. All in all, it took far more time to discover the fix than to implement it. What a relief!
     

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