Skip navigation
This discussion is archived

Safari 4 crashing every 10 minutes

3480 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Jun 25, 2009 10:13 AM by Hawaiian_Starman RSS
eobanb Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Currently Being Moderated
Jun 24, 2009 1:10 PM
This is such BS. The beta was fine, and the GM even worked fine for a few days, but now all of a sudden it's crashing every 10 minutes. Tried updating to 4.0.1, still nothing. I have no InputManagers.

Will paste crash report in a minute...
iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • Hawaiian_Starman Level 7 Level 7 (21,415 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Jun 24, 2009 1:16 PM (in response to eobanb)
    Hi

    This crash thread has been showing up in other forum posts. The workaround has been one of two things:
    If you have LazyMouse installed in your system, uninstall it.
    Otherwise, go to System Preferences>Universal Access panel. In the Seeing panel, uncheck "assistive devices", then restart the computer/Safari.
    iMac 2.4GHz 4 GB RAM, MacBook Pro 2.53 GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.7), WD Studio 750 gb HD, Canon iP4500 Printer, Airport Express (2 units)
  • Hawaiian_Starman Level 7 Level 7 (21,415 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Jun 24, 2009 1:31 PM (in response to eobanb)
    Hi

    Check the box, close the panel, open the panel, then uncheck it.

    Try Safari
    iMac 2.4GHz 4 GB RAM, MacBook Pro 2.53 GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.7), WD Studio 750 gb HD, Canon iP4500 Printer, Airport Express (2 units)
  • ~Bee Level 7 Level 7 (30,580 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Jun 25, 2009 9:53 AM (in response to eobanb)
    eobanb --
    We know you're upset, but we're just other Mac users trying to help you through this.
    We're not Apple staff.
    Hang in there with Starman. He's the best.
    MBP, 2G; iMac Intel2, 1GB; G4 iLamp; PB G4; Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.5.7), Cable I'net; LaCie Ext. HD
  • Hawaiian_Starman Level 7 Level 7 (21,415 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Jun 25, 2009 10:13 AM (in response to eobanb)
    Hi

    I haven't seen a crash driven by the use of the Web Inspector in a long time. From my own experience I realize these crashes can be very frustrating. However, oddities do occur and ultimately these things get sorted out.

    The simple step is to create a new preference file. Via the Finder: Your User Account>Library>Preferences folder. Move the com.apple.safari.plist file to the trash, then restart Safari. This resets Safari preferences to default values. Restore any custom settings in either the Preference panel, Edit (spelling), or View Menu. Also, restore any custom icons. In Safari Preferences>Advanced panel, select the Develop Menu so you can get to the Web Inspector.

    If Safari crashes, try it from another user account. If you require assistance with setting up a new User Account, follow this guidance from Apple.

    You can ignore step 7 in the article. Also, on the system preference>Accounts panel, click on "log-in" options. There, select "fast user switching". This allows you to go back and forth between user accounts via an icon in your Menu Bar at the top of the computer screen.

    Log-on to the new account and start Safari. If Safari is stable in the new account, then your problem is specific to your regular user account. Otherwise, similar response means a system-wide problem. In that case I suggest reinstalling Safari (you can get another copy of the app here.

    If Safari crashes again, please post the latest crash report.
    iMac 2.4GHz 4 GB RAM, MacBook Pro 2.53 GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.7), WD Studio 750 gb HD, Canon iP4500 Printer, Airport Express (2 units)

Actions

More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)

Legend

  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.