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

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by MBuco12, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. MBuco12 macrumors member

    Nov 2, 2008
    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


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Did you try a reinstall from a downloaded version?
  3. MBuco12 thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 2, 2008
  4. linuxophile macrumors regular

    Nov 8, 2005
    Try removing the preferences: they are in your home directory

    Remove all of the Safari directory.

    Remove also any file containing "Safari" as filename from

    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

    Nov 2, 2008

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

    Jan 5, 2009

    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

    Feb 28, 2008
    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


    Jan 10, 2009
    Suburbs of Chicago

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