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Safari for Leopard keeps crashing.

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Moarkrabs Calculating status...
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May 1, 2013 11:39 AM

Hi all,


I'm aware that Apple has pulled the plug on modles like Powerbooks and so fourth on using Safari, as anyone knows it keeps crashing when it tries to start up. Does anyone out there have a soultion for us older Mac users? Help would be much appreciated!

  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,470 points)
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    May 1, 2013 3:56 PM (in response to Moarkrabs)

    Please post a copy of the latest crash report:


    Go to your Applications Folder and open your Utilities Folder. Open the application Console.


    In the left-hand column, click on Crash Reporter.


    Click on the small triangle under Crash Reporter in the l/h column and they will all be listed.


    Scroll down to the latest Safari report and click on it.


    Now click on the r/h column (which now only shows THAT crash report and then Command-a to copy it all.


    Come back here and Command-v it to post it here!

  • travis1 Calculating status...
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    May 3, 2013 10:50 AM (in response to Klaus1)

    I'm having the same problem.  I just looked at the Crash Report that Klaus1 asked you to copy.

    Looking at it I see that you have the same version of Safari as myself, and am running OSX.5.8.

    Most of the community seems to be blaming Flash Player 10.4 - 10.5 plug-in. 


    Safari crashes on me when I open video on  Most other sites are OK.


    I guess Apple wants me to purchase the latest Intel i-mac.  I also read that we (older models) will never

    get any security updates again.  Greed is Good?


    Thanks MOARKRABS  for letting me join this discussion.



  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,470 points)
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    May 3, 2013 10:57 AM (in response to Moarkrabs)

    Try this:


    1.  Go to Home/Library/Safari/ folder and remove the following two files:





    (Safari may not load properly If these two files are corrupted.)


    and also go to Home/Library/Preferences and delete the file


    2. Go to Home/Library/Caches/Metadata/Safari/ and remove the [i]contents[/i] of that folder.


    (These are just  webhistory files and are not required for Safari to run. However, similar to preference files, problems can arise if they have become corrupt.)


    3. Locate the cookies.plist file that's located in the Home/Library/Cookies/ folder and remove it.


    (Again, faults in stored cookies may interfere with Safari's launch.)


    4. Check whether any of your third-party internet plug-ins may be interfering with the launch of Safari by carefully moving them to the desktop (do NOT delete them at this stage). You can find these in two places:


    Home/Library/Internet Plug-Ins/ folder, and Global plug-ins are located in the Macintosh HD/Library/Internet Plug-ins/ folder.


    Also look in Library/Input Managers where other third party add-ons may lurk. If you find  a SIMBL folder, please note that some SIMBLE.bundles may require updating or possibly removal. More information on third party add-ons here:



    Restart Safari and place them back in the correct folders, one at a time, closing and re-opening Safari each time. If you discover that one of them was causing the problem with launching Safari, trash it and download and install a fresh copy.


    Note also that Safari does not accept any third party tool bars not supplied as part of authorised extension. If you have installed any of these, delete them, or post back for instructions on how to do so.

  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,470 points)
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    May 3, 2013 10:58 AM (in response to travis1)

    Your problem may not be exactly the same as that of the original poster of this thread, and it can be very confusing for everybody if we try to answer more than one question in each thread.


    In order for us to give your problem our undivided attention to try to solve it, would you kindly start your own thread, describing the trouble you are having in the fullest detail, including completing your details to show what Mac you are using, what operating system, and what version of the application in question. Please remember to post in the forum relevant to your hardware or version of OS X.

  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,470 points)
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    May 4, 2013 10:02 AM (in response to Moarkrabs)

    Maybe you are looking in the wrong place?

  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,470 points)
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    May 4, 2013 10:23 AM (in response to Moarkrabs)

    What it says is not the point!


    Did you try moving it as suggested?

  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,470 points)
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    May 4, 2013 5:07 PM (in response to Moarkrabs)

    As your system seems to be scewed I would recommend an archive and install:


    How to Archive & Install:



    and this also:



  • andyBall_uk Level 6 Level 6 (17,705 points)
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    May 5, 2013 7:48 AM (in response to Moarkrabs)

    does Safari run in a new user account ?


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