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Safari "Preferences..." in tab "Extensions" Problem

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Holy Smoking Smokers Calculating status...
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Feb 20, 2011 8:45 PM
I downloaded a few extensions for Safari and they worked fine for a bit and then when I went into Safari's "Preferences..." and then its "Extensions" tab it shows up blank and I can't edit any of my extensions.

The only thing I tried was re-installing Safari but that would only cure the problem for a little a while and then go back to being blank. I also went into Library/Safari/Extensions and I double clicked on one of the .safariextz files to re-install it and an error, "Safari can’t install this extension. An error occurred while installing the extension “Widgets”," came up and then it automatically removed the extension.

The extensions work fine but I'm unable to see or edit anything in the "Extensions" tab of "Preferences...".

Message was edited by: Holy Smoking Smokers
iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.6), 3.2 GHz Intel Core i3
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (84,095 points)
    Hi and welcome....



    Quit Safari if it's open (Command + Q)



    Open a Finder window. Select your Home folder in the Sidebar on the left now open the Library folder then the Safari folder then the Extensions folder.

    Move the Extensions.plist file to the Trash.

    Relaunch Safari and see you can get to Safari / Preferences - Extensions.

    double clicked on one of the .safariextz files to re-install it and an error, "Safari can’t install this extension


    Not sure if it can be reinstalled from there but if moving the .plist file to the Desktop doesn't help, you can also try moving any of the Extensions to the Desktop.

    If that didn't help, quit Safari. Go to ~/Library/Preferences and move the com.apple.Safari.plist file from the Preferences folder to the Desktop.

    Relaunch Safari. See if you can access Safari / Preferences - Extensions.












    Carolyn

    Message was edited by: Carolyn Samit
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  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (84,095 points)
    Hi,

    Try reinstalling Safari.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1070








    27" iMac 3.2GHz i3 MBAir iPad iPhone 4 iLife iWork / AirPlay ATV2 AiportExtr, Mac OS X (10.6.6), QTPro Intuos Epson Olympus Airport JBL
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (84,095 points)
    Sorry, I missed that in the first post.

    Try resetting Safari. From your menu bar click Safari / Reset Safari. Select the top 7 buttons, click Reset.

    I went back and took out the com.apple.Safari.plist and put it in the Desktop and put in all my settings in, once I had opened Safari, and then I "Quit" and re-opened Safari to see if I can see my settings for extensions in the "Extensions" tab of "Preferences..." but it was blank.


    Delete the .plist file again but don't change anything in Safari / Preferences. That way your .plist file is default without any modifications.










    27" iMac 3.2GHz i3 MBAir iPad iPhone 4 iLife iWork / AirPlay ATV2 AiportExtr, Mac OS X (10.6.6), QTPro Intuos Epson Olympus Airport JBL
  • arikol Calculating status...

    I had the same problem.
    I solved it by quitting Safari, then going into (username)/Library/Safari/Extensions and deleting my extensions and the .plist (or moving them out of the Extensions folder), starting Safari up again, moving extensions back and re-installing them (doubliclicking them then accepting Safari's installation dialog).

     

    After this it all worked again. I only had two extensions, AdBlock and ClickToFlash. Might be interesting to see whether it is one of those extensions that has been causing this problem! I deleted both at the same time, but if the problem comes back then I will try deleting one at a time.

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