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How can I downgrade Safari 6.1 to 6.0.5?

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  • shape Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Oct 31, 2013 7:53 PM (in response to Sarge10709)

    umm, sorry but reinstalling the entire OS just for 1 app is not at all so simple and will most likely create a lot of headaches for you.  google "safari 6.05 download" and try this link: https://www.macupdate.com/app/iphone/15675/apple-safari

     

    then use Pacifist to downgrade to the older version: http://www.macworld.com/article/1161367/revert_Safari.html

     

    just ignore the version #s for this article. i've used Pacifist a couple times to downgrade to older versions of Safari. this isn't the first time Apple has made the newer versions less functional and more buggy...

  • ellegant Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Nov 2, 2013 7:17 AM (in response to Sarge10709)

    I spouted off to Apple about the way Safari 6.1 looks and acts. Okay, spouted too fast. Really simple to go back to the LOOK of 6.0.5....but not to 6.0.5. Open Safari. Open Preferences. Click on General. Set Safari to open in your Homepage. Mine is just https://google.com. My default Search Engine is set to Google. Set New Windows Open With and also New Tabs Open With Homepage. (Or whatever page you wish.) After you open Safari (again mine opens in Google) to get rid of the sidebar with Bookmarks, click on View in the Toolbar. Then click on Hide Bookmarks Side Bar. Poof, its gone and you now have your browser open in full screen view. Apple seems to always set defaults in a way that upsets the most users!

  • shape Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Nov 2, 2013 8:24 AM (in response to ellegant)

    this actually wasn't required for me when i updated to 6.1 as all these prefs retained from the previous version. unfortunately, making the bookmarks disappear doesn't change the fact that they removed the much more functional and more highly advanced Bookmarks Manager that allowed you to organize, edit, search far more effectively & efficiently than the severely limited, amateur Sidebar that is totally useless if you have 1000s of Bookmarks.  Bookmarks Manager let you access Collections (history, bookmarks bar, boomarks menu) & all Bookmark folders in 1 window with a sub-windowpane for each folder that let you see/edit/search all bookmarks within each folder as well as a rotating quickview for each bookmark.

     

    apple continues to remove essential OS & app features and dumb down general functionality.

  • Stellarstarshine Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 3, 2013 6:14 AM (in response to StepanyanMuradyan)

    Thank you so much!  I did exactly as you said and hit command R when my computer was starting up.  It took about 45 minutes to install.  Once everything installed, it restarted my computer and my Safari 6.0.5 was back.  I didn't lose anything either.  Plus, as an added bonus my computer is about 90% faster. I can't believe it.  The latest Safari update was a nightmare for me. 

  • ecmcforum Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 4, 2013 7:49 AM (in response to shape)

    This fixed it for me -- thank you!

  • icon707 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 4, 2013 12:01 PM (in response to Sarge10709)

    I agree - Safari 6.1 is a bad update. I don’t like the favorite bar in my bookmarks. The bookmark editor always starts with a closed folder. Apple, I do not like your update! I will install 6.0.5.

  • Alancito Level 6 Level 6 (10,770 points)
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    Nov 5, 2013 3:14 AM (in response to icon707)

    icon707 wrote:

     

    Apple, I do not like your update!

    Apple isn't here — you can let them know via this page:

     

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/safari.html

     

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  • DrSFG Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 5, 2013 3:56 PM (in response to shape)

    This was great! I got my functionality back. The FedEx website was a total disaster with 6.1.

     

    There is one issue: the url bar doesn't seem to display the address unless I click on it, and it disappears when I click on the page again. Is there a way to fix this?

  • geezerhiker Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 6, 2013 12:27 AM (in response to shape)

    Thank you! I am running Lion on an older Macbook and the Reading List in 6.1 just plain doesn't work. It was the only reason I bought Lion in the first place.

     

    I got 6.0.5 and Pacifist from your links and the reinstallation seems to have worked, despite the fact that the Finder wouldn't let me trash 6.1. It still shows Safari as being version 6.1, but About Safari shows 6.0.5. Good enough for me.

  • shape Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Nov 6, 2013 2:44 AM (in response to geezerhiker)

    glad to hear. i guess the article didn't specify you need to "get info" on Safari 6.1, unlock the file (bottom-right lock icon), edit the 'sharing & permissions" and set all the names to "read & write" access.  then you should be able to trash it.  it's probably b/c when that article was written, that older version of safari was able to be trashed without needing to edit the file permissions.

     

    also, with the newer version of Pacifist, when installing the older 6.05 Safari version, you will need to select "Replace" for the initial files (check the box that applies the choice to all files), then "Update" when you are given the option in the next pop-up window (and again click the checkbox) as the article suggests.

     

    where does it say Safari is still 6.1?

  • geezerhiker Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 6, 2013 7:40 AM (in response to shape)

    shape wrote:

    ... where does it say Safari is still 6.1?

    In a Finder window open to Applications, but that is no longer true. I guess it just hadn't been refreshed.

  • d.sprinter Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 6, 2013 9:52 AM (in response to shape)

    shape

     

    With Safari 6.1 (or 7) open:  Just go to the Safari Menu --> Bookmarks --> Edit Bookmarks and you see the same type of Bookmarks Manager that existed in previous versions. You add "New Folders" by clicking the button on the bottom left, and search using the search box on the bottom right.

  • Ricki A. Mc Mahon Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Nov 6, 2013 10:20 PM (in response to Sarge10709)

    THANK YOU !!! THANK YOU!!!   THANK YOU!!! 

    I've been fighting with Safari 6.1 and Java since I upgraded to it.

    I'd tried  everything, including re-installing Java at least 6 million times!

    This fixed the problem.   MacBook Pro  OS 10.8.5  now  Safari 6.0.5  YEA!!!!

     

    I posted these instructions on Pogo.com as well, so all those who haven't been

    able to play any Java games, can, as soon as they go back to 6.0.5.

     

    Suggest everyone send feedback on Safari 6.1 to Apple.  Used Macs for over 25 yrs.

    Never had so many problems as I have in the past month or so. This is not the Apple

    I'd come to know and love.

     

    I think they should ignore all the newbies and do things like they used to. 

    New interfaces are awful, choices/options need to be restored and get rid of that stupid

    side bar!

  • SeekerSmith Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 7, 2013 2:06 AM (in response to Sarge10709)

    (1) Open application folder in Finder . Right click on Safari, choose Show Contents.
    (2) Open Terminal, execute commands

    sudo rm -rf Library/Preferences/com.apple.Safari.* sudo rm -rf /System/Library/StagedFrameworks/Safari 

    (3) Download Safari 6.0.5 (https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/15675/apple-safari) , and install it

    Restart your computer as best.

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