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  1. #1

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    Lately my version of Safari has been playing up. In that it crashes a lot and will not open some web sites. The tabbed browsing also is not working.

    I have cleared out the cache and also selected reset Safari but to no avail.

    I was wondering whether it is possible to reinstall Safari? Note I am running 10.3.4 with Safari 1.2.2 (v125.8)

    If this is possible how do I do it and what should I look out for?

    Would reinstalling Safari affect other applications?

    Thanks

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    Safari menu -> Reset Safari

    Enjoy!

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    Unfortunately resetting safari only clears the history, empties the cache, clears the download window and clears out any cookies etc. It does not fix if there is a problem with safari itself. Truth be told I was tinkering with the Safaris preferences (com.apple.safari.plist file) and now I have stuffed up Safari.

    It goes to show if it works don't tinker with it.....

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    have you tried the usual tricks? eg: repairing permissions, resetting the P-ram?
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    I have tried repairing permissions to no avail....

    By the way what is resetting P-ram?

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    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=2238

    in short hold down command + opt + P + R while booting

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    Let us know how you went? If all else fails, remove safari and re-install. It SHOULD NOT come to this however. That said; I have managed to do some pretty amazing damage 'tinkering around'. I learned from it and that is almost as important.

    cheers, kim

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    Well I actually trashed Safari and reinstalled it.

    Most of the "bugs" have now gone away. It seems to be performing faster as well.

    Thanks

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    Originally posted by Secoa@Jul 7 2004, 08:08 AM
    I have tried repairing permissions to no avail....

    By the way what is resetting P-ram?
    By now, you are probably aware of this already: P RAM; paramater ram. Think of it as a flash ROM. It stores your computer settings (date/time/allsorts) and tells your machine (at a simple level) how to behave.

    someone else may benefit from this info also,, so this is not directed just at you. Glad you got a result.

    cheers, kim

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    Sounds like it could have been a permissions error...always first port of call is to open Disk Utility and Repair Permissions on the volume
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    Also, if some problems still persist, try trashing the prefs file (backup beforehand if need be).

    Cheers,

    petruk

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