Safari Crashing all the time..

advocation

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Oct 18, 2006
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Whenever I open safari, it gives me about 10 seconds, and then it closes itself saying the following:

The application Safari quit unexpectedly. Mac OS X and other applicaitons are not affected. blah blah blah.

Any ideas what it could be? Its really annoying as I prefer it to FF!
 

Mr. B

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try downloading Onyx and using it to clean up and delete your caches...

It's possible that something in there is messing with it.

Also remember to clean out your cookies every once in awhile.
 

crazycat

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Safari 3 has lots of problems, i recommend that you reinstall it or use Firefox or Camino.
 

daveL

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I've had the same with Safari 2.0, but only with CNN, since they relaunched their site a few weeks ago. I've found that if you hit the stop button after the main content appears, it won't crash.
 

daveL

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I've had the same with Safari 2.0, but only with CNN, since they relaunched their site a few weeks ago. I've found that if you hit the stop button after the main content appears, it won't crash.
I had a thought on this problem (CNN). I disabled PithHelmet, and the page loads stopped crashing Safari. Maybe CNN figured out a way to detect ad blockers, or their ad delivery is now somehow blowing up PithHelmet.
 

~Kat~

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Apr 20, 2006
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I'm using Safari 2.0.4 and it will also only remain open for 10 seconds and I get the same error message as OP. I hadn't used it on awhile since I mostly use FF so I can't pinpoint when it stopped working. But, when I did use it more regularly, I never had this problem. I will try re-installing it. I've never tried Camino......
 

IJ Reilly

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I would try deleting the preference file for Safari before reinstalling anything. I asked the OP if Safari quit only when browser windows were open in order to determine if he could Reset or Empty Cache, which would be other things to try if possible.
 

Cavemate K

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I had a thought on this problem (CNN). I disabled PithHelmet, and the page loads stopped crashing Safari. Maybe CNN figured out a way to detect ad blockers, or their ad delivery is now somehow blowing up PithHelmet.
You and me both! When I deleted PithHelmet, Safari began behaving a lot better. I figure it's worth putting up with the few ads that get through if my browser isn't constantly crashing.
 

~Kat~

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Hmmm for me it loads but the second it does it quits so I don't think I could reset it. I blink and it's gone.
 

advocation

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I have google set as my homepage so its quick to load up. It is litrally 10 seconds, within that 10 seconds I can use it normally..

Where is my preference file? Will that delete my bookmarks?
 

IJ Reilly

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The file you're looking for is:

com.apple.Safari.plist

It can be found in your user directory/Library/Preferences.

Removing it won't delete your bookmarks, just some of your other settings like default fonts, home page and recent Google searches.

You might also want to try creating a new user and seeing if the issue persists.