HT1338: OS X: Updating OS X and Mac App Store appsLearn about OS X: Updating OS X and Mac App Store apps
Currently Being ModeratedMay 3, 2012 7:48 AM (in response to ottomatics)
Google Maps works fine here. And it may be normal to see Flash Player update notices... did you try going to System Preferences -> Flash Player and clicking the Check Now button, and installing the update (if necessary) from the resulting page?
As for the crashes, what specifically is happening? Is it giving you any kind of error message, or just freezing? Does it happen only with specific web sites? Getting to the bottom of whatever is causing that kind of behavior is probably the key to solving your problems.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 3, 2012 2:35 PM (in response to thomas_r.)
I have been having this problem for a couple of days. It appears to occur ONLY with Google maps. If I am looking at the satellite version of a map page, there is no crash. With Google Maps the lockup rate is 100%.
This corresponds very precisely to an update through the Mac's own Software Update and one from Adobe for Flash, both of which occurred independently at about the same time earlier this week. So updating software is not currently a path to a solution.
Opening a map, particularly from within another page, e.g. a "Get Directions" link on a park or business website initiates the problem. This immediately or within one or two clicks locks Safari with the spinning beach ball. If you ask Safari to open a new page, you get this message:
"Webpages not responding. To visit the selected webpage, all webpages in the tabs and windows must be reloaded. Do you want to visit this webpage? Forced reloading might lose information you have entered. Cancel Visit Page"
Even clicking "Visit Page" may not unlock or reload the pages properly and entered information IS lost when it does. Closing the Google map page, then clicking "visit page" unlocks the pages but still loses any info. The problem does not occur outside Google Maps in my experience. It does not occur with Mapquest. Quitting Safari and reopening it with the open pages remembered immediately fails if the Google Maps page remains open.
Totally avoiding Google Maps seems to avoid the problem.