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Trouble with Leopard and Safari 6

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Fromagedan Calculating status...
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Dec 3, 2012 12:15 AM

Hi,

 

First time poster.

 

Today, without thinking it through I attempted to download Safari 6 to my 2008 MacBook which currently runs 10.5.8.

 

Needless to say, things didn't end up well and now I have nil operational Safari. Any way of fixing?

 

I have original operating system set up discs but hoping for a solution without losing hard drive data.

 

Any assistance appreciated.

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8), Amateur apple user
  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,395 points)
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    Dec 3, 2012 8:37 AM (in response to Fromagedan)

    Yes, it doesn't work with Leopard!

     

    You will have to delete it and re-install Safari 5.0.6.

  • alchemy1215 Calculating status...
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    Dec 3, 2012 10:20 AM (in response to Klaus1)

    This doesn't seem to be a solution. I have deleted the newest version of Safari from all locations I am aware of on my Leopard, but when I try to install the older version, it still will not allow me to.

    So what is a Leopard to do for a browser now? Any suggestions? Please help. Thank you!

    (I am having the same situation with Firefox)

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  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,395 points)
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    Dec 4, 2012 7:39 AM (in response to Fromagedan)

    Have a look at thomasfromcary's reply in this thread:

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4136154?start=15&tstart=0

  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,395 points)
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    Dec 5, 2012 2:22 AM (in response to Fromagedan)

    Safari 5.0.6 for Leopard can be downloaded from here:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1422

  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,395 points)
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    Dec 5, 2012 2:44 AM (in response to Fromagedan)

    Try Firefox.

  • Neville Hillyer Level 4 Level 4 (1,845 points)
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    Dec 5, 2012 5:04 AM (in response to Fromagedan)

    Fromagedan wrote:

     

    ....Unfortunately I have no working browser (and can't see a solution for this) on affected MacBook to access this link.

     

    I have experimented and think this may be the simplest way to get you started:

     

    1 - Open the Terminal application - in Utilities

     

    2 - Type the following carefully - note: the character after 'curl -' is a capital letter O

     

    curl -O icab.clauss-net.de/icab/iCab_501_UB.zip

     

    3 - Hit the return key

     

    4 - Wait a while for a browser called iCab to be downloaded to your Home folder

     

    5 - Double click iCab_501_UB.zip in your Home folder to decompress it

     

    6 - Drag the decompressed iCab folder to your Applications folder

     

    7 - Double click iCab.app inside the iCab folder in Applications to start it

     

    8 - Use the iCab browser to download other browsers such as:

     

         A - Safari 5.0.6  - http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1422

     

         B - Firefox - http://mac.oldapps.com/firefox.php?system=mac_os_x_10.5_leopard_intel

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (11,880 points)
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    Dec 5, 2012 5:26 AM (in response to Fromagedan)

    Firefox is no longer supported for 10.5 Leopard.

     

    Get TenFourFox and basically continue using Firefox. It gets all the necesssary Firefox security updates and will use all the Firefox Add-ons. If you have an Intel Mac, it will run under Rosetta/PPC emulation, which shouldn't slow you down much, if at all--at least give it a try. All your bookmarks, everything, will still be there. It will use your current Firefox Profile.

     

    Plug-ins like Flash are disabled by default, but they can easily be reenabled. Although I would leave out Java and use Flash with discretion (get the FlashBlock Add-on, which will set a placeholder for Flash content), since there are known Flash exploits for older versions of Flash.

     

    TenFourFox home page

     

    http://www.floodgap.com/software/tenfourfox/

     

    TenFourFox for G5 download

     

    http://tenfourfox.googlecode.com/files/TenFourFoxG5-10.0.9.app.zip

     

    Reenable plug-ins

     

    http://tenfourfox.blogspot.com/2011/07/60b1-available.html

     

    FlashBlock

     

    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/flashblock/

  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,395 points)
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    Dec 5, 2012 5:55 AM (in response to Fromagedan)

    You should make one more attempt to get your system repaired before downloading anything. If Neville's suggestion doesn't work, make an archive and install:

     

    How to Archive & Install:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1710

     

    and this also:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2196?viewlocale=en_US

  • Neville Hillyer Level 4 Level 4 (1,845 points)
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    Dec 5, 2012 6:49 AM (in response to WZZZ)

    SeaMonkey may be better but it is not easy to find the latest version for Leopard on Intel - I think it may be somewhere between 2.1 and 2.13 - perhaps somebody can post a link to the information.

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