Safari

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  1. HeyKatie macrumors 6502

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    I am running a late 2011 MBP 15' and for the past 3 months whenever I have tried to use Safari it opens but then imminently freezes ie the spinning beach ball or a page starts loading and then stops. Is there a fix for this so that I can start to use it again? I've been using Firefox/Chrome and I'd love to go back to Safari since it's not such a battery hog.
     
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  3. throAU macrumors 601

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    If that fails and there's a serious problem with your machine, reinstalling OS X is actually no as bad as you may think, so long as you have a decent data plan.
     
  4. HeyKatie thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That is not an option in Safari 8 but thank you
     
  5. Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

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    Try this and see if it helps:
    • Exit Safari.
    • Hold the the option-key and click on "Go" in the menubar, select "Library" from the pull down menu. This will bring up a finder window and place yo un your user account Library folder.
    • Select Caches folder.
    • Drag the folder named "com.apple.Safari" to the trash.
    • Reboot and login back in.
     
  6. HeyKatie thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Nope :( It's the spinning beach ball on the homepage of Netflix right now. I think I may just have to reinstall Yosemite again even though I did that already earlier last month when my logic board was replaced.
     
  7. Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

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    See if any of these help:
    • Open the Disk Utility app, Repair Permissions and reboot.
    • Create a new user account, reboot and login to the new user account. Does the issue still happen in the new user account?
     
  8. HeyKatie, Aug 2, 2015
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    HeyKatie thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I didn't repair disk permission but I did make a new user account and safari works fine on it. I'm going to try a repair now so hopefully I can use it on my own account.

    Edit: Did a repair and it still acting up. Looks like a clean install will be happening.
     
  9. Taz Mangus, Aug 2, 2015
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    Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

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    If it works in a new user account then doing a clean install won't resolve the issue if your restore your user account from a time machine backup because you will be copying back the same files you have now in your account. Something in your user account is corrupted. Try this:
    • Exit Safari.
    • Hold down the option-key, select "Go" from the menubar, select "Library".
    • In the finder window drag the "Safari" folder to you desktop.
    • In the finder window, select "Preference" folder, drag "com.apple.Safari.plist" and "com.Apple.Safari.Extensions.plist" to your desktop.
    • Open System Preferences->Users and Groups.
    • Select the "Login Items".
    • Remove all items listed.
    • Reboot and login again. Now try Safari and see if the issue still exists.
     
  10. HeyKatie thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So I'll just have to use the new user account?
     
  11. Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

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    That is another option. Try what I suggested in post #9.
     
  12. HeyKatie thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I totally missed that post thanks! I'll let you know if it works :)
     
  13. HeyKatie thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I don't have this
     
  14. Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

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    Don't worry about that file then. I listed it just in case.
     
  15. HeyKatie thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It worked! Thank you thank you thank you! Can I move those folders back now?
     
  16. Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

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    Yes. You can now add back the items you had in the Login Items one at time until you find the item that was causing the issue. You will need to login out and log back in after you add an item in your Login Items again.

    Glad I was able to help.
     
  17. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Ah. Thanks for the info. :)
     

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