Currently Being ModeratedSep 13, 2012 12:30 PM (in response to jasond85)
See if you can try this before Safari quits...
From your Safari menu bar click Safari > Preferences then select the Extensions tab.
If there are any installed, turn that OFF, quit and relaunch Safari to test.
If extensions aren't the issue, open the Finder. From the Finder menu bar click Go > Go to Folder
Type of copy / paste: ~/LIbrary/Caches/com.apple.Safari
Click Go then move the Cache.db file from the com.apple.Safari folder to the Trash.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 14, 2012 5:12 PM (in response to Linc Davis)
I turn off all addons for Safari, and the problem is still happening. I just had it disappear instantly and checked the logs. I only see a couple of lines, but only two are distinct:
CGContextClipToRect: invalid context 0x0
and a couple of these
GContextClipToRect: invalid context 0x0
They all seem to relate to coregraphics. I am running at Mac Pro 4,1 with a Radeon 4870.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 10, 2012 2:40 PM (in response to jasond85)
I am also experiencing the same issue on 10.8.2. It doesn't happen all the time, but when it does it is very annoying. Any progress on a solution?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 1, 2013 8:40 AM (in response to Thelgord)
Sorry this is so late. I finally fixed the issue, but only by re-installing Mountain Lion from the Recovery partition. At least it was relatively painless! =)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2013 6:08 PM (in response to jasond85)
I belive the problem is caused by the Ad Block extension. If you have it installed, disable it and see if you can now open links in new tabs without issue. Worked for me so far.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2013 8:18 AM (in response to jasond85)
Has it stayed fixed since you did the Recovery?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 14, 2013 1:47 PM (in response to Javier Bonafont)
Well, no, it hasn't. It didn't do it for a while, and then it is back again. I might just wait until I reinstall a clean copy of OS X again later on. I don't have anything odd running that should affect it, nor do I have an addons running. I think I give up.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 14, 2013 4:55 PM (in response to jasond85)
Well, an update for anyone who is still following this, OS 10.8.3 has fixed the issue apparently. I can't get it to break at all now, so it finally feels solid!
Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2013 2:40 PM (in response to jasond85)
I agree. Mine has been crash proof for weeks. Finally!