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safari
not working
doloresdew

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Msg#: 3973602 posted 6:54 pm on Aug 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

i have a iBook G4 - safari stopped working - what should I do to fix this?

thanks,
dolores

 

travelin cat

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Msg#: 3973602 posted 7:22 pm on Aug 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

Dolores,

Welcome to Webmasterworld.

Are you able to get email? Or accomplish anything else online such as chat?

doloresdew

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Msg#: 3973602 posted 12:32 pm on Aug 18, 2009 (gmt 0)

I can access the internet if I go into classic mode and then use internet explorer.

thanks

travelin cat

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Msg#: 3973602 posted 2:28 pm on Aug 18, 2009 (gmt 0)

By classic mode, I assume you mean Pre OSX (System 9 or earlier)?

Can you access your email in System 10? I'm just trying to see if you are having an internet connection problem in OSX rather then a problem with Safari.

doloresdew

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Msg#: 3973602 posted 2:34 pm on Aug 18, 2009 (gmt 0)

No not having an internet connection problem. Safari just stopped working - when I click on the icon for Sarari nothing happens.

travelin cat

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Msg#: 3973602 posted 3:09 pm on Aug 18, 2009 (gmt 0)

Have you tried going in to your application folder and clicking on the Safari.app?

travelin cat

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Msg#: 3973602 posted 5:10 pm on Aug 18, 2009 (gmt 0)

If my suggestion works, you should create a new alias (control-click on the app and choose "Make Alias").

If it does not work, you may wish to dig up your original OSX disks and re-install Safari.

ytswy

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Msg#: 3973602 posted 3:30 pm on Aug 19, 2009 (gmt 0)

If travelin cat's broken alias suggestion doesn't work, try creating a new user, and see if that user can run Safari. If so it should be fixable - log back into the malfunctioning account and go to YourUserFolder/Library/Preferences and delete the com.apple.Safari.plist file.

There is also a YourUserFolder/Library/Safari/ folder which contains a number of .plist files, you might want to try deleting them if the above doesn't work (not tried doing that but should be ok - deleted .plist files generally get recreated with default settings when an application is next launched).

doloresdew

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Msg#: 3973602 posted 4:12 pm on Aug 19, 2009 (gmt 0)

thanks for the help. I tried installing from my original disks for my computer but it did not work. I'll have to try the new idea when I get home.

thanks again

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