5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 9, 2006 3:08 AM by NICE
Jannel Johnston Level 1 (5 points)
Safari crashes whenever I click on either the open bookmark icon in the bookmarks bar or 'show all bookmarks' in bookmarks menu. I can still access the individual bookmarks in the bookmark bar and I can add bookmarks. This has only occurred since applying the latest security update (2005-06), Safari Update 1.3.1 and Java Update, so I don't know which, if any of these, is the culprit. I have tried re-applying these updates as well as the MacOSX Update Combo 10.3.9.

Can anyone suggest a fix as I really do not want to lose all the bookmarks I have installed in Safari.

Thanking you in advance
  • iPreferMac Level 1 (85 points)
    Hi, Jannel,
    I have just noticed this bug, this morning. My system is fully updated and like yours is a g4 running 10.3.9. I removed the bookmarks file from the Library but this did not remove the bug so I replaced the bookmarks file. Just last week I installed a backup of 10.3 onto a partition on a new HD I bought and ran the software update which included the 10.3.9 combo.
    I have fixed the problem by replacing just the Safari application from the backup. This does not replace your bookmarks. If you are worried make a copy of the bookmark.plist from your Libary/Safari/bookmark first. I have quit and relaunched Safari several times and access all bookmarks with no further problems.

    These are the updates that I applied recently. My backup ha had the 10.3.9 combo whereas the routine system has been done incrementally. I had also been using Safari Enhancer with my routine version but not with the backup and recently removed it so this may have caused problems but I have no evidence or this.

    2005-09-14 17:22:10 +0100: Installed "Java Security Update" (4.0)
    2005-09-21 17:05:17 +0100: Installed "iTunes" (5.0.1)
    2005-09-24 15:37:15 +0100: Installed "Security Update 2005-008" (1.0)
    2005-09-24 15:37:44 +0100: Installed "iTunes Phone Driver" (1.1)
    2005-09-24 15:37:56 +0100: Installed "iPod Updater 2005-09-23" ((null))
    2005-10-12 22:14:15 +0100: Installed "iTunes" (6.0)
    2005-10-12 22:14:40 +0100: Installed "QuickTime" (7.0.3)
    2005-10-21 23:43:03 +0100: Installed "iTunes" (6.0.1)
  • Jannel Johnston Level 1 (5 points)
    Hi iPreferMac,

    As you kindly suggested, I replaced my current version of Safari with a backup I had and I can now access all my bookmarks once again. I made a copy of the bookmark.plist just in case but it was not necessary. Thank you so much for the fix as there were a number of bookmarks I needed to access.

    By the way, I too had been using Safari Enhancer with my usual version and I had been unable to successfully download an update, so maybe that was causing the problem.

    Anyway, thank you again.

    kind regards
  • huit Level 1 (0 points)
    Same problem here and I know that Safari Enhancer is at fault. All of it started after using S.E. and trying unsuccessfully to download an update.

    My question is: where can I find a full version of Safari since I don't have a back-up and all that I can find is an up-date to Safari. I have OS 10.3.9 and
    Safari 1.3.1

  • huit Level 1 (0 points)
    Of course I had a back-up of Safari!!! on the Panther's install disk! Just for the sake of completeness I'll describe what I did, after reading a little. Downloaded Pacifist to extract the OS X lnstall package from the Panther disk; there I found Safari and Pacifist installed it. I had, before, deleted the broken Safari, but not the bookmarks.plist. I then downloaded the update and all worked well, but for one thing: Safari was in english and I'm french-canadian.
    I then remembered the language file I had downloaded from Safari enhancer's site which was for some other problems but which served me well
    because I put the different languages files in: Safari/Package Contents/Resources, and voilà mon p'tit père! If you are with 10.3.9, my advice is: don't touch Safari Enhancer,even with a long stick!
    Thanks to those who know.
  • NICE Level 1 (0 points)
    Bonjour!Grace a tes infos j'ai pu resoudre mon probleme(safari quittait qd j'essayais d'ouvrir les signets)en extrayant avec Pacifist...mais of course Safari1.2.1 est maintenant en Anglais!Bon ce n'est pas trop un gros probleme pour moi mais j'aimerais bien retrouver ma langue originelle!De plus fort de tes conseils (j'utilise OS 10.3.9)je ne veux pas toucher a Enhancer!!!
    Peux tu m'aider?
    Merci par avance cousin canadien (je suis à Nice-FRANCE)
    Mon e-mail : jean-yves.busquet@wanadoo.fr