Switch back to Safari 3.X.X ??

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  1. OldManJimbo macrumors 6502

    OldManJimbo

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    Is there a way to back out of Safari 4b ??
    It seems to be really buggy and slow of late - pages take for ever to load.
    I'd like to just go back to the latest 3.x.x version until the beta is finished.
    Is that possible?
     
  2. clevin macrumors G3

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    safari 4b image has an uninstaller in it. funny you can't just drag it to trash can like most other apps ....
     
  3. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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    Before running the uninstaller, use the beta or Firefox/your alternate browser of choice if you have it installed to download either this or this, depending on if you have Tiger or Leopard.
     
  4. mrkgoo macrumors 65816

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    I reset my safari 4 teh other day. I'm fairly sure it cleared 4GB of space and then was as snappy as the day I installed it.
     
  5. clevin macrumors G3

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    safari 's topsite preview images are hideously large and HDD consuming. I have no idea if apple know anything about compressing an image, or garbage collection, or release HDD space from time to time.

    you might want to file a bug report to apple regarding this, definitely need to solve.
     
  6. sammich macrumors 601

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    Where are these preview's stored? Had a look in the usual ~/Library places but couldn't find anything large.
     
  7. clevin macrumors G3

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    /private/var/folders/36/36CUaKVfEna30987Ywkm6k+++TI/-Caches-/com.apple.Safari/Webpage Previews/

    some strings in there might be random, as I just copied from other people's post, you might need to do a simple dip once u got into var folder.
     
  8. sammich macrumors 601

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    :eek:
    Wow.....so mine's 3.87 gigs, and I consider myself to be a light surfer.

    So, that means every little, single, teeny, tiny, insignificant webpage I've visited has been imaged? (seems so, got the 'preview' of this very page as I type). Good news that it doesn't seem to image the https (like net banking websites).
     
  9. clevin macrumors G3

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    this has to be solved before final. apple should limit the space the preview program is taken, compress the image, and remove the unused images more frequently.
     

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