Trying to fix safari

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by XFacta82, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. XFacta82 macrumors member

    Jun 2, 2008
    I've been having troubles with safari shutting down randomly. I went to to try and reinstall safari. But it won't let me do this because it says this update requires mac os x 10.5.8. or newer. The thing is I have 10.6.1. What should I do now?
  2. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI

    1. Safari Menu > Reset Safari... (check whatever is giving you trouble)

    2. Safari Menu > Empty Cache... (Maybe counterintuitive, but it will clear things out and let you start over. The first time you then visit a site, it will probably be slow. See if the second time is faster.)

    This file is in your Home folder > Library > Preferences
    Drag it to your Desktop, then go into Safari. Safari will make a new plist file
    Again, you're starting fresh. But, if that makes things worse (unlikely) you can drag that file back into Preferences and overwrite the newer "default" file.

    4. Log in from a different User Account. Try Safari.
    If it's better, Trash your old account. You might want to try out other things before you do that, just for reassurance.

    5. Reinstall 10.6 then update.
    Last Resort!

    Good luck!

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