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Safari has been frequently crashing on multiple macs

vegetassj4

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I believe this started in the last week (Wasn't there a recent update either to MacOS and/or Safari?)
 

HDFan

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When does it crash? How does it crash (kernel panic, spinning gear, ...)? On what websites? Have you tried clearing your website data?
 

Dave Braine

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Have you seen this post:
 

vegetassj4

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When does it crash? How does it crash (kernel panic, spinning gear, ...)? On what websites? Have you tried clearing your website data?
Various sites (will try to pay more attention though).
Crashes by closing, reopening and issuing an error log
Will try to note which websites, but usually have multiple tabs open.
Clearing all data/history/etc. had no effect

thanks
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Have you seen this post:
nope...will check it out (I'm on Catalina)

Thanks.
 

PinkyMacGodess

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I realize this isn't going to be a very productive comment, but I gave up using Safari years ago. Firefox seems to work, for me, 100% of the time. I have only found one case where I was required to use Safari, and the company updated their software so that it would work with Firefox. (Prior to that, Firefox would choke on their website and die. Safari seemed so smug, serving up that site)
 

vegetassj4

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I realize this isn't going to be a very productive comment, but I gave up using Safari years ago. Firefox seems to work, for me, 100% of the time. I have only found one case where I was required to use Safari, and the company updated their software so that it would work with Firefox. (Prior to that, Firefox would choke on their website and die. Safari seemed so smug, serving up that site)
Always used Firefox, Mozilla before that. I got hooked on Safari with iCloud keychain. I need to figure out how to easily export all of the paswords.
 

PinkyMacGodess

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Always used Firefox, Mozilla before that. I got hooked on Safari with iCloud keychain. I need to figure out how to easily export all of the paswords.

YES!!! Passwords are a pain. But usually Firefox pops up offering a password from the Apple system somehow. And they are incredibly viscous ones too. No way to remember them.

EDIT: But isn't that what iCloud Keychain is supposed to do? 'Share' passwords?
 

vegetassj4

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YES!!! Passwords are a pain. But usually Firefox pops up offering a password from the Apple system somehow. And they are incredibly viscous ones too. No way to remember them.

EDIT: But isn't that what iCloud Keychain is supposed to do? 'Share' passwords?

iCloud Keychain only works seemlessly with Safari on MacOS and does not autofill the fields in other browsers. It does share between all of my computers/phones/iPads.

I could Copy and paste after manually opening the keychain app.
 

PinkyMacGodess

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iCloud Keychain only works seemlessly with Safari on MacOS and does not autofill the fields in other browsers. It does share between all of my computers/phones/iPads.

I could Copy and paste after manually opening the keychain app.

Then what Apple utility is offering up unique and obscene passwords for new website account creation? I thought it was an Apple thing. Hmm...
 

HDFan

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I need to get the passowrds currently residing in iCloud Keychain into 1Password


 

vegetassj4

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aktivomat

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I believe this started in the last week (Wasn't there a recent update either to MacOS and/or Safari?)
I had the same problem. Always got this problem whenever I made a selection in a dropdown menu on different sites. I found it was the little helpful Program "Magnet" (Window organisation utility). The strange thing this is that it is no Safari-extension just a menubar program. Anyway, if I quit it everything's fine again in Safari. Maybe you have this tool as well? Or some others, because it's quite popular.
 
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