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chris.panagop Level 1 (0 points)
Is anyone else having problems with Safari Crashing on Snow leopard. I was reading that Snow leopard downgraded the adobe flash player to version from well I upgraded due to security flaws in the downgraded build version. Now safari will constantly crashing after the flashplayer crashes anyone with this issue, any way of fixing this...I have disabled plugins but now no flash. Thanks

2008 15 Alum Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • baltwo Level 9 (62,215 points)
    Interesting. I'm running SL w/Flash Player and have been since it was release (beta-tested the cat) w/o any Flash Player crashes. Recommend you run the uninstaller app and then reinstall, while Safari isn't running. That should do it.
  • mpitts Level 1 (10 points)
    It appears that flash-player is not compatible with SL 10.6 and at this point cannot be downloaded as a plug in. I am not having the crashing problem but in the TDAmeritrade trading program you cannot choose the buy sell options. I also cannot use the shortcut programs that TD offers for traders, I.E. streaming quotes , etc. The only other problem I have encountered is in Miro's RSS files I will lose some of the sound on a few videos, it will just be static like a radio station not tuned in. These problems are only in Safari. I can use FireFox and everything works fine, but FoxFire uses it own plug-ins. When Adobe get there act together and becomes compatible all will be fine. I hope.
  • baltwo Level 9 (62,215 points)
    I suspect that you're wrong. See for vers.
  • mpitts Level 1 (10 points)
    Thanks for the response, but no joy, after installing what you suggested but I still have the same problem. I talked to Mac support for some time working up the ladder of supervisors and I have decided to use FireFox for a while and check back in about a month to see if they have come up with a resolution. Not a big deal for me after using a PC since the 80's and having to work around bugs for all those years.
  • dynamac Level 1 (0 points)
    The exact same thing happened to me. On the recommendation of various news articles, I manually upgraded the Flash Player plug-in from to Initially, I had no problems, but when I started viewing ESPN Flash-based videos, the entire browser would hang (this was true of Safari, Firefox, and Opera - all of which I tried and had the most updated version of). I then force quit and rebooted. After I rebooted, the problems disappeared for a while, but after some more browsing, I encountered the same problem with any page containing flash. I turned off the Flash plug-in in Firefox and I've had no problems so far. So I know for sure that it's a Flash problem.

    I tried to uninstall Flash and downgrade, but I couldn't find any previous versions of the Flash player plug-in. I did find some experimental builds, but they still crashed all three browsers.

    Flash is pretty miserable. If I didn't have to use it to watch ESPN videos, I would have no purpose in using Flash at all.
  • HornetH145 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm having the same issue. I upgraded flash after reading the news reports, but now flash hangs and my mac gets REALLY slow until force quit safari.
  • mpitts Level 1 (10 points)
    I think firefox is the answer for now. the bug is hard to fix until lots of folks are having the same problem and it becomes a priority for Apple to fix or Adobe fixes Flash to work with SL... It could be a Safari issue but I think it is not because it all started with the new SL 10.6 software.
  • Paul S Denver Level 1 (0 points)
    I am having the problem in both Firefox and Safari, which leads me to believe it is an OS problem. It has gotten to the point where I have turned off plugins so that my browser does not hang. I may try uninstalling and reinstalling.
  • ricochetrabbit Level 1 (0 points)
    I had the same issue when I upgraded Flash to I went to Adobe's website and downloaded an older version, rebooted and this issue was solved. Clearly Apple had a reason not to have the latest version of Flash - as it caused Safari and Firefox to freeze on OS X 10.6.
  • cydcharisse Level 1 (140 points)
    HiBaltwo. I've downloaded and I have the same experience as Mpitts. Performance of Flash is unacceptable whilst using Safari, but having no problems at all with Firefox.

  • baltwo Level 9 (62,215 points)
    I don't know what else to tell you, except to repeat that vers has been running on this machine since mid-July w/o issues. I recommend that you use the uninstaller, uninstall it, and reinstall it. As for FireFox, I don't use it, so don't know if that's what's causing the issues.
  • cydcharisse Level 1 (140 points)
    Hey baltwo, good news at least for me. Uninstalled, reinstalled and repaired permissions (again), but this time it looks like it succeeded. Just spent an hour on you tube w/no problems using either browser. This was the third try, didn't do anything different than the first two, except this one seems to work.

    Sometimes it seems like these things have a mind of their own.
  • baltwo Level 9 (62,215 points)
    Thanks for the feedback. Now if only the OP would return and let us know what's going on with his issue.
  • nschub Level 1 (0 points)
    Ran into the same problem after I upgraded Flash. Ran the Adobe uninstaller and used Pacifist to reinstall the shipping version from Snow Leopard DVD. So far, so good.
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