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Keychain access problems after Safari 3.1 update?

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djmccarrel Calculating status...
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Mar 30, 2008 11:24 PM
I recently installed the Safari 3.1 update. Two other updates were available and I installed them at the same time. One was a security update - I don't recall the other (and, strangely, the update log is blank). After this update, I received the message that "Safari has been changed and moved, so you need to grant permission for access to the Keychain." I selected "allow all" and things seemed to progress.

The next time I started Safari, the same message. I again selected "allow all", but the program hung. I forced it to quit, tried again, same result. I ran the system maintenance programs, repaired permissions, etc. (using Cocktail) and got the same result. Keychain Access itself seems to hang and becomes unresponsive. Firefox appears to be unaffected, but I don't use it as much.

The problem seems to be with Safari 3.1 - has anyone else experienced this problem? If I uninstall Safari, download and install 3.1 over again, is there a way to save my bookmarks and cookies to reimport?
iMac Duo, Mac OS X (10.4.11), Safari 3.1 update
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    Mar 31, 2008 7:37 PM (in response to djmccarrel)
    I had the same problem and it was making me crazy.

    This fixed it for me. Go to Keychain access and look in the login keychain. Find the Safari Forms Autofill and delete this entry.

    Safari then seems to work fine.

    I hope this helps.
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,825 points)
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    Apr 15, 2008 12:19 PM (in response to djmccarrel)
    Many of these posts ask if keychains can be deleted. It would be nice if there was a clear explanation for us non-techies.

    If these 2 sentences are connected, then sure... you'll have to redo any passwords you delete. You can delete one, or a whole big one, but if you delete the System Keychain you cannot log in.

    But first, have you used Keychain Access>Window>Keychain First Aid yet?
  • Mark Gilman Calculating status...
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    Apr 15, 2008 7:29 PM (in response to BDAqua)
    In installing the Safari Update (along with Quicktime 7.4.5, iTunes 7.6.2, and Security Update 2008-002 for Power PC), I found my Mac Mini slowed to a crawl and persistently displayed the "beach ball of death" for extended periods of time just starting up ANY program for the first time. Just restarting the computer took forever and trying to use Disk Utility did nothing.

    I have talked with a friend whose son had all sorts of problems with his newer i-mac upon installation of this Safari update. I am crawling along with my machine right now, not one bit happy.

    I have no answers, just a note to show I also am having problems since this update. Keychain? Never use it. I am thinking of just trying to re-install the older Safari version-3.04. Suggestions?
    Mac Mini (Power PC), 80 GB HD, SuperDrive
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,825 points)
    A warm welcome to the forums Mark!


    Yes, and don't take this wrong, but if you start a New Topic of your own, we'll confuse less issues in the long run!!default.jspa?forumID=755


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