SAFARI address bar gone

Discussion in 'macOS' started by thunderfire, Jul 18, 2009.

  1. thunderfire macrumors newbie

    Jul 18, 2009
    my address/search bar is gone. i googled how to get it back. but all the suggestions didnt work for me. under the menu bar "view". there isnt a "show address bar" i dont know where the preference file is. when i try to open up my "customize toolbar" tab, safari just crashes. are there any other suggestions?
  2. mysterytramp macrumors 65816


    Jul 17, 2008
    What version are you using? If it's not the latest, upgrading via Software Update might be the best option.

    The command, on 4.0.2, should be "Show Toolbar." Is that not present as well?

    The command-key equivalent should be command-shift-| (the vertical bar above the return key)

  3. thunderfire thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 18, 2009
    i have a macbook pro. 0S X ,10.5. and i have safari 3.0.4. its not the toolbar that disappeared. the refresh button and all is still there, but the search bar for the URL is gone. i have the button "show toolbar" tho.

    i also tried deleting safari off of my laptop, but i keep downloading a safari version that wont work on my laptop. i tried download safari 3.0.4 again, but when i open up a window, the search bar is still gone.

    where can i get software updates?
  4. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    You need to Right Click on the area at the top of the Window (or control-click with a single button) and select customize. There will be the buttons you can drag back to your toolbar.

    To remove the preference, look in your Home Folder/Library/Preferences and look for anything named Safari, and remove it.

  5. vansouza macrumors 68000


    Mar 28, 2006
    West Plains, MO USA Earth
    Click on View in the menu bar and add it back in....
  6. MacManiac76 macrumors 65816


    Apr 21, 2007
    White Mntns, Arizona
    Try to install this version of Safari on your system. Also, if deleting the file doesn't help you could try to use the Reset Safari command under the Safari menu.

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