2458 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: Mar 17, 2009 7:09 AM by ArmandoSoto
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:
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.
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.
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?
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.
Message was edited by: Benjaminsen
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.