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nashikens Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I'm having a lot of issues only on my iMac with Safari loading webpages and .aspx type environments. Firefox will load them on the same computer, so I know the proper software/plugins are installed and they'll open on my PowerBook, so I know it's not the web sites. Is there any sort of reset for safari other than the Reset Safari option in the Safari menu? I've tried that and it didn't work. When trying to load a page (that I know it won't) there's no internet activity at all. I was going to reinstall safari but the installer said I needed to upgrade to 10.5 before using it, I'm using 10.6...
Any thoughts?

iMac 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.6.1), PowerBook G4 1.67
  • Golden Shoes Level 5 Level 5 (4,015 points)
    Don't start deleting and reinstalling things; it will not help you in any way, and you'll create even more problems for yourself.

    If you're having a problem, try this:

    Quit Safari if it's running.
    Go to Home/Library/Safari and delete these files:

    • Form Values
    • Downloads.plist
    • History.plist
    • LastSession.plist

    Restart Safari and see if the problem continues.
  • nashikens Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    thanks for the help, but that didn't really do anything. It allowed me to load one page then immediately stopped again. Still no luck at all with .aspx. In the Activity window, the pages and aspx that won't load say cancelled by them, but it seems like they aren't even trying to be downloaded.
  • Golden Shoes Level 5 Level 5 (4,015 points)
    Then try this:

    1. Go to Home/Library/Cookies and delete the Cookies.plist file.
    2. Go to Home/Library/Caches/com.apple.Safari and delete the contents of that folder.
    3. Go to Home/Library/Caches/com.apple.Safari/Web Page Previews and delete the contents of that folder.
    4. If you don't want to use the Top Sites or Cover Flow features, open Terminal and paste in this command:

    defaults write com.apple.Safari DebugSnapshotsUpdatePolicy -int 2


    then press Enter or Return and quit Terminal

    5. Go to Home/Library/Caches/Metadata/Safari and delete the contents of that folder.
    6. Go to Home/Library/Caches/Safari and delete the contents of that folder.
    7. Go to Home/Library/Safari and delete these files (if you have them):

    Then Repair Permissions, restart Safari and see if the problem continues.
  • nashikens Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    That didn't seem to change anything either.
  • Golden Shoes Level 5 Level 5 (4,015 points)
    Try going to Home/Library/Preferences and remove the com.apple.Safari.plist file; then restart Safari and test it again.
  • nashikens Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    That seems to have worked for webpages, thanks.
    No help to the aspx files. They're just little online games (for my purposes at least). I know I have the right plugins installed. They don't load at all still.
  • Golden Shoes Level 5 Level 5 (4,015 points)
    It could be that the site is coded to only have those pages work in IE or Firefox, and not Safari. You could email the webmaster of the site and ask about that.
  • nashikens Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I thought that at first too; they work fine on my PowerBook (Tiger) running Safari 4.
    A guy at a local Mac store went off about the newer Macs running Leopard (and Snow Leo) being better because they could recognize errors in the logic board... which resulted in a system not working properly. I wasn't sure how that applied to my "inferior" PowerBook running fine and my "superior" iMac not working, nor do I understand really why that's a good thing.

    Any web address that ends in aspx won't load at all.
  • Golden Shoes Level 5 Level 5 (4,015 points)
    Sorry, but I'm at a loss as to why you're having that problem or how we could solve it. Maybe some others with more experience will chime in on this.
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (95,975 points)
    HI,

    Go to Safari/Preferences - Security.

    Where you see: Fraudulent sites. Deselect: Warn when visiting a fraudulent website.

    If you are running anti virus software, disable it.










    Carolyn
  • nashikens Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    That didn't help the aspx pages.
    I found this about Unity, http://blogs.unity3d.com/2009/08/25/snow-leopards-64-bit-safari-and-unity/ I'm sure this is the problem... must not be anything I can fix cause running in 32-bit mode does nothing.
  • nashikens Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    This is something more than Safari... pages and aspx aren't working in Firefox now either. The pages will load once (or the front page) then nothing will work and the front page won't load again either.
  • nashikens Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I posted in the iMac thread. http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2222014&stqc=true This isn't just Safari, Firefox won't load pages either... it's very inconsistent. Normally loads once then quits and I have to delete all those files again.
    Hopefully someone knows a fix.
  • nashikens Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    It seems if I delete everything in the com.apple.Safari folder websites will work (User>Library>Caches). But I have to delete them EVERY time I want to go to some sites.
    Why would this be?
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