9 Replies Latest reply: Mar 17, 2009 7:09 AM by ArmandoSoto
Geoscience Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
After I upgraded to 10.5.6 last night I have been unable to use Safari. Safari just hangs after imediately opening. Firefox works just fine. Anybody having this issue after the OS upgrade? I am at a loss of what to do.

Thanks,

Matthew

Dual G5 1.8gHz, Mac OS X (10.4.3), 2.25gb ram
  • 1. Re: Safari hangs After upgrade to 10.5.6
    Hawaiian_Starman Level 7 Level 7 (21,415 points)
    Hi Matthew,

    You may have an incompatible 3rd party item installed. Go to your Finder: Move to the desktop the following in either your Main Library (HD>Library) or in your User Account>Library:

    InputManagers folder
    SIMBL folder found in your Applications Support folder

    Restart Safari. If Safari opens, go back to those folders you moved to the desktop. Let me know which Folder bundles are inside. I'll let you know what is incompatible with Safari 3.2.1.
  • 2. Re: Safari hangs After upgrade to 10.5.6
    David Tozer Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Same problem as Matthew. Also downloaded Firefox and it works fine (using it right now).

    Regarding the moving of the folders mentioned - they do not exist on my Mac.

    Any other suggestions?

    I have never encountered any problems like this. Odd.

    I like Firefox, so I may not go back to Safari, but still, I would like to solve the problem.

    Thanks,

    Dave
  • 3. Re: Safari hangs After upgrade to 10.5.6
    Geoscience Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I too as well do not have the folders mentioned. I'm thinking is has to do with the 10.5.6 update as well, because everything was working before the update.
  • 4. Re: Safari hangs After upgrade to 10.5.6
    Hawaiian_Starman Level 7 Level 7 (21,415 points)
    Hi

    Reinstall Safari, downloading it from here. If no go, then reapply the 10.5.6 Combo Update from here. After the install, repair permissions.
  • 5. Re: Safari hangs After upgrade to 10.5.6
    MDJ51 Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)
    funny I said I liked firefox as well and they deleted my post. How come yours is still here? I used Safari but I had issues with it!
  • 6. Re: Safari hangs After upgrade to 10.5.6
    Geoscience Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hey guys,

    Sorry I haven't replied until this morning. I was able to get Safari running again last night. I had to unplug my internet connection, (because Safari would hang on opening otherwise.) Then I reset Safari. Problem solved for me. At least for my scenario.

    Thanks for everyone's input.
  • 7. Re: Safari hangs After upgrade to 10.5.6
    Hawaiian_Starman Level 7 Level 7 (21,415 points)
    Hi

    If you had to unplug your internet connection for Safari to load either the "check for fraudulent site" setting in Safari Preferences>Security was the culprit, or an incompatible 3rd party item was "automatically" checking the internet.

    Curious...go to Safari Preferences>Security. Is the "warn when visiting...." box checked after the reset?
  • 8. Re: Safari hangs After upgrade to 10.5.6
    Benjaminsen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I had the same issue after instilling a security update. (Running 10.5.6 already)

    Safari would simply hang when trying to load websites with external resources such as CSS and SWF files - Google lagging such resources, worked perfectly - But navigating to other websites would lock up the browser. To solve the issues I tried the following;

    - Running software update again, installing everything missing.
    - Downloading and reinstalling Safari manually
    - Downloading and reinstalling newest version of flash.
    - Downloading newest build of webkit - which also locked up.
    - Rebooting (Doh)

    Nothing of the above worked; then I found this thread and noticed one thing I had not tried - Resetting safari!

    Started safari and hit ESC immediately to stop safari loading anything.
    Safari -> Reset Safari -> Check all checkboxes -> Reset.
    Success; this message is written using my new working Safari!

    In hindsight I should have reset each of the options separately to narrow down the bug. But I was not in a debugging mood at the time.

    Chris

    Message was edited by: Benjaminsen
  • 9. Re: Safari hangs After upgrade to 10.5.6
    ArmandoSoto Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Well, nothing mentioned here worked for me. In my case, No browser worked. Weirdest thing is that some pages would open very slowly, where Apple's site opened very quickly, except that when I searched the support pages, it hang again, same for all other browsers) Even my mail apps did not work. All hanged.

    Strangely enough, Adium worked perfectly (Both Yahoo Messenger and MSN accounts). Looked somewhere else, their advice was to perform a clean re-install and then upgrade-update.

    I instead opted to place the preferences files (from the main library preferences folder, not the user's library folder) which had a modified date following the update to 10.5.6 into a folder in the desktop and re-started my PowerMac (Including the SystemConfiguration folder).

    Now, Everything is working perfectly!!

    Why? How? Who? What? I have no clue, but it worked.