1 Reply Latest reply: Oct 13, 2009 7:29 PM by Carolyn Samit
xray83 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hi everyone,

I've been using the excellent Keywurl-plugin with safari 4.0.3 for a while now and it is absolutely fabulous!
What I especially liked about it was the possibility to define a "catch-all" search that just displayed search-results for anything typed into the address bar. So, instead of showing you this:
It would take you directly to the results, eliminating the need to press enter another time or clicking again.

Now, I know this isn't a very big deal but after wiping my hard drive in search of a remedy for the very popular "random freezing" issue (http://discussions.apple.com/message.jspa?messageID=9588312) and reinstalling Leopard 10.5.8 I found Safari not being able to do this anymore. I installed Keywurl just the way I did before, I can't find anything relevant that's changed... although something obviously has.

It's hardly a matter of life and death and it's not actually the fact that I have to click once more or hit enter... Just knowing that I don't know why it's suddenly behaving differently bugs me. Can anyone help?

Thanks and best regards,

MBP 15", 250GB HDD, 4GB RAM, 512MB NVidia, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (98,810 points)

    As with any update/upgrade/reinstall, repair disk permissions.

    Quit any open applications/programs. Launch Disk Utility. (Applications/Utilities) Select MacintoshHD in the panel on the left, select the FirstAid tab. Click: Repair Disk Permissions. When it's finished from the Menu Bar, Quit Disk Utility and restart your Mac. If you see a long list of "messages" in the permissions window, it's ok. That can be ignored. As long as you see, "Permissions Repair Complete" when it's finished... you're done. Quit Disk Utility and restart your Mac.

    If that doesn't help...

    Try Safari maintenance.

    Update third-party plug-ins

    You should make sure any third-party plug-ins are up to date. Some third-party plug-ins may put an icon in System Preferences--if so, see if its preference pane includes a "Check for Updates" feature, then use that to find available updates. You can also check with the vendors of third-party plug-ins to see if any updates are available.

    If you aren't sure which (if any) third-party plug-ins you have installed, choose Installed Plug-ins from the Safari Help menu. A window appears showing the versions of each plug-in, as well as other information.

    Troubleshoot third-party plug-ins

    If you're using the latest versions of any third-party plug-ins yet Safari still unexpectedly quits, try disabling plug-ins:

    Open Safari.
    From the Safari menu, choose Preferences.
    Click Security.
    Deselect "Enable plug-ins".
    Use Safari for a while until you are reasonably certain it is no longer unexpectly quitting

    Troubleshoot Input Managers

    Troubleshoot for Input Managers as you did for third-party plug-ins above. Input Manager issues may occur after installing a new version of Safari.

    Input Managers reside in these two locations:


    The steps to find an Input Manager at issue are the same as the steps to find a third-party plug-in issue as described above, except for the locations.

    Make sure all your system software is up to date

    From the Safari Menu Bar, click Safari/Reset. Select the top 5 buttons and click Reset.

    From the Safari Menu Bar, click Safari/Empty Cache.


    Message was edited by: Carolyn Samit