I simply can't use Safari anymore. Safari used to be my primary browser but I realised that it would eat a lot of my CPU so I started using FF and chrome more often.
However, I liked how safari implemented RSS. For the past few times I've opened safari, it won't even load my homepage (which is just craigslist, no pictures or gifs or flash). It opens, tries to contact my homepage and hangs every time. Last time, I was able to reset safari (clear caches, cookies, history etc) but it just is not useable.
How can I get safari back? Can I reinstall it? My system is generally very stable and my browsers are all ok except for safari.
system config: Macbook 3.1, OS X Leopard (up to date), Safari (up to date).
Last edited by Pat McCrotch; Oct 28th, 2011 at 07:49 PM.
Ok... Since no one has any particular insight on the matter, how about this: do you think I can use the grey "Macbook disks" to reinstall Safari? Would I have to do a complete "repair install" because I'm not too keen on the idea since my mac works pretty well for a 3 year old.
Nice! I'll try that. I wonder if it resetting my NVRAM or PRAM or whatever might help. My system is pretty fast, but once I noticed my non-default shortcut for cycling windows would occasionally not work and just the other day, my hot corners stopped working when the settings are undisturbed in sys prefs.
I think I'll go ahead reset my NVRAM or PRAM (can't recall which one is intel) for good measure and then reinstall Safari if I still have problems. Thanks for the suggestion; definitely better than doing a repair install.
Why not just go to Apple's support page and download the appropriate Safari version you want to use?? And it's free!!
But I suspect you may have other issues affecting and causing your problem.
I've just finished these steps:
-removed the safari icon from the dock
-d/l and installed the proper version of safari for leopard
Still total hangage! I wish I could at least have Safari stay open long enough to change my default browser to Firefox but it just instantly hangs every time . What next? repair install? Reset the NVRAM?
Just for a temp trial, try shutting down your Mac, wait 20-30 seconds and boot up into Safe Boot Mode by pressing and holding down the shift key at the boot startup sound, and try using your, and I hope, your Mac/OS compatible version of Safari once you've selected your admin user account and entered your password to log in.