Safari Crashing all the time..

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  1. advocation macrumors member

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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!
     
  2. LillieDesigns macrumors 6502

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    Safari 3 beta runs really slow on my Intel iMac - for your problem however, try reinstalling Safari.
     
  3. Mr. B macrumors regular

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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.
     
  4. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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  5. crazycat macrumors 65816

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    Safari 3 has lots of problems, i recommend that you reinstall it or use Firefox or Camino.
     
  6. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    He hasn't said which version he's using. That's why I asked...
     
  7. daveL macrumors 68020

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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.
     
  8. daveL macrumors 68020

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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.
     
  9. advocation thread starter macrumors member

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  10. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Okay, does this also happen when you don't have a browser window open?
     
  11. ~Kat~ macrumors member

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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......
     
  12. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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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.
     
  13. Cavemate K macrumors member

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    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.
     
  14. Frisco macrumors 68020

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    I love Safari 3 and haven't had any issues with the Mac or Windows versions.
     
  15. ~Kat~ macrumors member

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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.
     
  16. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    :confused:
     
  17. advocation thread starter macrumors member

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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?
     
  18. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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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.
     

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