Safari won't work - opens, but doesn't load a page and freezes up

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  1. MBuco12 macrumors member

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    When I open Safari the application opens, but does not load the home page or allow me to click on anything (I get the spinning circle) so I must force quit every time. Nothing works with it. I am on Firefox, but prefer Safari so any help would be appreciated
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Did you try a reinstall from a downloaded version? apple.com/safari
     
  3. MBuco12 thread starter macrumors member

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  4. linuxophile macrumors regular

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    Try removing the preferences: they are in your home directory
    ~/Library/Safari

    Remove all of the Safari directory.

    Remove also any file containing "Safari" as filename from
    ~/Library/Preferences/
    ~/Library/Caches/

    move them to the trash, so that -in case something goes horribly wrong- you can restore them. Anyway, Safari is toasted.

    You can also try beforehand to create a new account and start safari from there. If it works it is definitely something screwy with your preferences.
     
  5. MBuco12 thread starter macrumors member

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    Didn't change anything unfortunately. I'll try another reinstall just in case i messed up the first.
     
  6. RobZ1 macrumors newbie

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    safari

    try a PRAM reset

    or try restarting modem if wireless .... I know you said you where on firefox however I would try anything at this point......
     
  7. csa9 macrumors newbie

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    try this:

    hey had the same exact problem a couple months ago, nothing seemed to work... take out your leopard/ tiger os cd, and reinstall safari... that was the only thing that worked, and haven't had any problems since
     
  8. obe1995 macrumors newbie

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