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Uninstall Safari 3 and get Safari 2?

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Yanki01 Level 2 Level 2 (165 points)
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Nov 17, 2007 6:02 AM
I downloaded 10.4.11 and we all know Safari 3 is having some problems. Dont know when apple plans to fix them but i want to go back to Safari 2? How would i go ahead and do so? Would 10.4.11 still be there? My pages are comming out a little strange with the new Safari 3. thanks!
1.66 Intel MacMini..., Mac OS X (10.4.11), ...1st gen iPod nano*
  • Barry Hemphill Level 7 Level 7 (33,065 points)
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    Nov 17, 2007 6:28 AM (in response to Yanki01)
    Hello Yank:

    What "Safari 3 problems" are you referring to? Safari 3 (the released one) runs very well on my systems.

    If you really wish to retrogress, delete safari 3 from your system and then install Safari 2 from your software install DVD.

    Barry
    iMacs, 1gHz G4 and 1.8gHz G5; iBook 12" screen, Mac OS X (10.4.11), 512 MB and 1 GB memory, DSL, Two LaCie firewire HD, Canoscan 8400F
  • lkrupp Level 4 Level 4 (3,085 points)
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    Nov 17, 2007 7:47 AM (in response to Yanki01)
    Yanki01 wrote:
    I downloaded 10.4.11 and we all know Safari 3 is having some problems. Dont know when apple plans to fix them but i want to go back to Safari 2? How would i go ahead and do so? Would 10.4.11 still be there? My pages are comming out a little strange with the new Safari 3. thanks!


    No WE don't all know that Safari 3 is having some problems. Most of us are experiencing no problems at all. In every case so far the problems are caused by the presence of third party plugins, enhancers, or input managers. Instead of trying to move backwards you should be removing any third party add-ons you installed first. Find the one causing the problem and then visit the developer's web site to see if they have updated the product to work with Safari 3.

    Here's some advice. Read through the many threads here to see what others have found installed in their systems that caused Safari 3 to choke. Some of the usual suspects are PicLens, Safari Enhancer, PithHelmet, etc. Look in the following folders to see what you have installed:

    /Library/Internet Pug-Ins (this folder is located at the top level of your hard drive)

    ~/Library/Internet Plug-Ins (this folder is located in your Home (username) folder.

    /Library/Input Managers

    ~/Library/Input Managers

    Check for any Safari related, third party items. Some of these things have uninstallers included with the original download. Use the uninstaller to remove the item. If not then just remove the item by dragging it to the desktop or trash. Now try Safari 3. If it's working now then you can start adding the third party add-ons back one at a time. You will soon find the culprit. Either trash it for good or look for an update from the developer.

    If it's any consolation this sort of thing happens with every update. Third party stuff often breaks or causes problems. Apple can't check every single goofy add-on to see if it works or not nor should it. Users should carefully consider what third party add-ons they install. Not all developers are skilled programmers. Some use risky hacks to get their products to do what they advertise. These are the ones that cause most of the trouble because they rely on things that Apple might change in an update. It's up to the developer to make their product work with Apple's operating system, not the reverse.
    Dual 2.5GHz G5 Power Macintosh, Mac OS X (10.4.10), Safari 3 Beta Version 3.0.3 (522.12.1)
  • zaphod33 Calculating status...
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    Nov 17, 2007 8:07 AM (in response to lkrupp)
    Look, I don't care whether WE all know Safari is having problems or not. Yanki01's having problems and he's not alone. I'm having problems too and uninstalling the plugins didn't work. As for going back to Safari 2, I'd like to do that as well, but when I tried that approach, the installer wouldn't let me. Apparently, you need Safari 3 with 10.4.11.

    Safari 3 won't even launch for me. I'm using Camino to get on the internet. I don't have a big problem with that. Camino works fine for me but my girlfriend likes Safari.

    I'm at a dead end here. Anybody have any suggestions?
    mac mini, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Gon Paran Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Nov 17, 2007 12:25 PM (in response to Yanki01)
    go to http://www.mapy.cz/ try and move the map with click and drag like you would normally do, safari 2 did it just fine 3 doesn't. another annoying thing is that 2 used to complete fields in a unique way that was much faster it filled it as you type. now 3 dies it just as firefox does it... slow and annoyingly in a dropdown box that you have to choose from.
    MacBook 2 GHz Intel Core Duo, 2 GB DDR2 SDRAM, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • zippersparks Calculating status...
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    Nov 17, 2007 2:43 PM (in response to Yanki01)
    I'm having problems with Safari 3 as well - but the biggest problem I have is that we were FORCED to "upgrade" (hardly an upgrade, by the way), without a choice. I'm not happy with Safari 3 - too many bugs - but there doesn't seem to be any way to undo this.

    Apple is acting more and more like Microsoft, and I'm not happy about it.
    G4, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • javatoid Level 3 Level 3 (670 points)
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    Nov 17, 2007 2:55 PM (in response to lkrupp)
    When third-party apps don't work with Microsoft, we blame Microsoft. When they don't work with Apple, we blame the third-party.

    Either way, the user has lost functionality, and I would like to think that the purpose of these forums is to help each other -- not belittle people for loading something "goofy" that they thought would enhance their system.
    iMac (2.0 GHz G5, 1.5 GB RAM) and PowerBook (1.5 GHz G4, 512 MB RAM), Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • javatoid Level 3 Level 3 (670 points)
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    Nov 17, 2007 2:59 PM (in response to zaphod33)
    zaphod33, when Safari fails to launch, does it generate an error report? If so, it might help to post that here.

    One common plug-in that prevents Safari 3 from launching is "Safari Buttons." If you have this installed, then removing it would help.
    iMac (2.0 GHz G5, 1.5 GB RAM) and PowerBook (1.5 GHz G4, 512 MB RAM), Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • That one Mac guy Calculating status...
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    Nov 17, 2007 3:25 PM (in response to Yanki01)
    I try to go to ncaasports.cstv.com/gametracker/ and am told that it only works with Safari 2. I wanted to watch the game. Won't work with IE as it says it needs safari but safari 3 won't work. Bummer.
    G4 450x2, Mac OS X (10.4.10), plus three laptops...
  • jgabba Calculating status...
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    Nov 17, 2007 3:45 PM (in response to Yanki01)
    I am in the same boat; updated to 10.4.11 and Safari would not start (crashed when opening). I used an app called AppZapper, ininstalled Safari 3, then used my original system CDs to reinstall Safari. Although the version on my CDs is 2.0.3, all my settings, bookmarks, etc. were still there and Safari became 2.0.4. I have a Mac Pro, a MacBoo Pro, and a Macbook, and Safari would not work on either machine.
    Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Ernest House Level 2 Level 2 (375 points)
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    Nov 19, 2007 5:40 PM (in response to javatoid)
    I have the Safari crash when launching problem after installing 10.4.11 update. This is uncharacteristic for Apple to update to a new Safari version in an OS update. Especially on a backlevel OS (Tiger). My wife's Powerbook had Safari Beta and Safari still works after the update. As a rule, I don't use Beta software and thus didn't have the Safari 3 beta. This is the crash: TIA

    Date/Time: 2007-11-19 20:34:10.338 -0500
    OS Version: 10.4.11 (Build 8S165)
    Report Version: 4

    Command: Safari
    Path: /Applications/Safari.app/Contents/MacOS/Safari
    Parent: WindowServer [72]

    Version: 3.0.4 (523.12)
    Build Version: 1
    Project Name: WebBrowser
    Source Version: 45231200

    PID: 258
    Thread: 0

    Exception: EXCBADACCESS (0x0001)
    Codes: KERNINVALIDADDRESS (0x0001) at 0x6480c634

    Thread 0 Crashed:
    0 libobjc.A.dylib 0x90a402e8 classlookupMethodAndLoadCache + 112
    1 libobjc.A.dylib 0x90a401d4 objc_msgSend + 244
    2 com.apple.Safari 0x0001d6d4 0x1000 + 116436
    3 com.apple.Safari 0x0000fd44 0x1000 + 60740
    4 com.apple.AppKit 0x93877a1c -[NSWindowController _windowDidLoad] + 332
    5 com.apple.Safari 0x0000fb54 0x1000 + 60244
    6 com.apple.AppKit 0x938743f0 -[NSWindowController window] + 128
    7 com.apple.Safari 0x0000aef0 0x1000 + 40688
    8 com.apple.AppKit 0x9388186c -[NSDocument showWindows] + 108
    9 com.apple.Safari 0x0000ae0c 0x1000 + 40460
    10 com.apple.AppKit 0x93880018 -[NSDocumentController openUntitledDocumentAndDisplay:error:] + 344
    11 com.apple.AppKit 0x9387fe7c -[NSDocumentController newDocument:] + 44
    12 com.apple.Safari 0x00009bb8 0x1000 + 35768
    13 com.apple.Safari 0x00009a74 0x1000 + 35444
    14 com.apple.Safari 0x000099bc 0x1000 + 35260
    15 com.apple.Safari 0x00009958 0x1000 + 35160
    16 com.apple.Safari 0x00009914 0x1000 + 35092
    17 com.apple.AppKit 0x937892bc -[NSApplication _doOpenUntitled] + 272
    18 com.apple.AppKit 0x93785a84 -[NSApplication(NSAppleEventHandling) _handleAEOpen:] + 224
    19 com.apple.AppKit 0x93785654 -[NSApplication(NSAppleEventHandling) _handleCoreEvent:withReplyEvent:] + 92
    20 com.apple.Foundation 0x92be6a10 -[NSAppleEventManager dispatchRawAppleEvent:withRawReply:handlerRefCon:] + 380
    21 com.apple.Foundation 0x92be6870 _NSAppleEventManagerGenericHandler + 92
    22 com.apple.AE 0x914fe960 aeDispatchAppleEvent(AEDesc const*, AEDesc*, unsigned long, unsigned char*) + 208
    23 com.apple.AE 0x914fe7fc dispatchEventAndSendReply(AEDesc const*, AEDesc*) + 44
    24 com.apple.AE 0x914fe654 aeProcessAppleEvent + 284
    25 com.apple.HIToolbox 0x932a12e0 AEProcessAppleEvent + 60
    26 com.apple.AppKit 0x93783d9c _DPSNextEvent + 856
    27 com.apple.AppKit 0x93783888 -[NSApplication nextEventMatchingMask:untilDate:inMode:dequeue:] + 116
    28 com.apple.Safari 0x000095e0 0x1000 + 34272
    29 com.apple.AppKit 0x9377fdcc -[NSApplication run] + 472
    30 com.apple.AppKit 0x93870974 NSApplicationMain + 452
    31 com.apple.Safari 0x0009bad4 0x1000 + 633556
    32 com.apple.Safari 0x000022fc 0x1000 + 4860
    G5 2G Dual, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Jonathan Hils Calculating status...
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    Nov 19, 2007 6:48 PM (in response to lkrupp)
    Safari 3.0.4 was crashing about every 10 minutes. Followed your instructions and only left the most reliable plug-ins in place (Quicktime, Flash, FlipforMac).

    Safari seems to be working well.Now my question...any of these plug-ins look suspicious? the UnifyCamino folder will not delete in the trash-- it always says it is "in use". I tried Camino at one point.. is this part of that browser? These are on the desktop and I'll try adding them one at a time until Safari gets weird again.

    *INPUT MANAGER FOLDER:*
    Move-Media-Player.plugin
    (FOLDER)UnifyCamino
    UnifyCamino.bundle

    *DISABLED PLUG-INS*
    ContentUploaderPlugin.plugin
    VerifiedDownloadPlugin.plugin
    RealPlayer Plugin.plugin
    DivXBrowserPlugin.plugin
    NPSVG3ReadMe.html
    AdobePDFViewer.plugin
    DRM Plugin.bundle
    flashplayer.xpt
    NPSVG3Carbon
    NPSVG3.zip
    iPhotoPhotocast.plugin
    npdivx.xpt

    Also-- i tried to insert window pictures I made with the grab utility.. how do i post an image in my post?
    mac mini PPC, 15" MBP, 20" iMac intel, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Ernest House Level 2 Level 2 (375 points)
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    Nov 19, 2007 7:37 PM (in response to Jonathan Hils)
    This fixed it for me:
    http://www.macfixit.com/article.php?story=20071116092906977

    I was able to copy Safari from another system where it worked. I think the 10.4.11 installer should detect Safari Enhancer and as many other known problem extensions and provide a way for users to deal with them by disabling and by installing just Safari without downloading a 322MB combo and a 3rd party utility.....

    These plugins all work fine:
    ContentUploaderPlugin.plugin
    DivXBrowserPlugin.plugin
    DRM Plugin.bundle
    Flash Player Enabler.plugin
    Flash Player.plugin
    flashplayer.xpt
    Flip4Mac WMV Plugin.plugin
    Flip4Mac WMV Plugin.webplugin
    Java Applet Plugin Enabler
    Java Applet.plugin
    JavaPluginCocoa.bundle
    MRJPluginCarbon
    NP-PPC-Dir-Shockwave
    npdivx.xpt
    npUpload.xpt
    nsIQTScriptablePlugin.xpt
    PDF Browser Plugin
    Quartz Composer.webplugin
    QuickTime Plugin.plugin
    QuickTime Plugin.webplugin
    RealPlayer Plugin.plugin
    Shutterfly
    Shutterfly Plugin Agent
    VerifiedDownloadPlugin.plugin
    G5 2G Dual, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
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