Safari won't work at all

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by three4flow, Jan 20, 2005.

  1. three4flow macrumors newbie

    Jan 20, 2005
    every time i open safari, i freezes up the computer, and I'm barely able to force quit it. It does work with a different user though. I've been stumped at how to fix this for at least a couple weeks. It actually happened to me before and i had to create a new user to solve the problem, but that was a huge pain to move all the files in my home folder.

    I've tried everything to fix it. First I reinstalled safari, then i tried deleting all of the temporary files, I even checked the private framework. What baffles me the most is that it works perfectly fine with other users.

    Shiira does the same thing, i'm pretty sure it's based on safari. Also, flash doesn't work right in other browsers (mozilla based browsers) even after re-installing flash player. The flash movie wont play unless the mouse is held down.
  2. yoda13 macrumors 65816


    Sep 26, 2003
    Perhaps you should trash your preferences files in the library folder and then repair permissions using the disk utility. If that doesn't work, then I don't know, since it works with other users. :confused:
  3. HexMonkey Administrator


    Staff Member

    Feb 5, 2004
    New Zealand
    Since it only occurs for one user, it will almost definitely be due to a corrupt file in that user's Library. If you use trial and error, by moving things in and out of the Library then checking if Safari works, you should be able to find the problem's source pretty quickly. Some likely sources include:

    • ~/Library/Preferences/
    • ~/Library/Preferences/
    • ~/Library/Safari/
    • ~/Library/Caches/Safari/
    • ~/Library/Cookies/Cookies.plist
  4. three4flow thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 20, 2005
    yeah, I tried all of that stuff, practically anything that said safari on it..... but i havn't tried'll try that
  5. three4flow thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 20, 2005

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