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sciamos Calculating status...
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Dec 16, 2009 2:20 AM
Each time I start Safari, the toolbar is missing and I have to go into the VIEW menu and turn it back on. Each time a new window pops up, same thing.

I have tried ensuring that all windows have the toolbar before closing it down, but this has not helped.

This just started about two weeks ago.

Anyone have some ideas? I had installed nothing new.
MacBook Pro (2009.5), 4gb
  • Martin Warne Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Dec 16, 2009 6:23 AM (in response to sciamos)
    Same for me!

    It's really quite annoying and I can't find a preference setting anywhere to put the toolbar back by default.
    MacBook 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • ~Bee Level 7 Level 7 (30,580 points)
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    Dec 16, 2009 8:18 AM (in response to sciamos)
    Hi sciamos --
    Welcome to apple discussions!
    Have you (or Martin) recently added any internet "enhancers" to your Mac?
    Like SafariStand, BookMacsters, or other haxies that claim to make browsing better?
    17"MacBookPro; 20"iMac Duo; iLamp; PB G4; mini; and a few more., Mac OS X (10.6.2), LaCie Ext. HD
  • Dino Ilarde Level 2 Level 2 (335 points)
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    Dec 16, 2009 10:16 AM (in response to sciamos)
    The same thing has been occurring with me. I updated my version of ClicktoFlash last week and thought that might be the culprit, but after dumping it today, the problem remains. I've also reset Safari and trashed com.apple.Safari.plist, as suggested elsewhere in this forum. The only other thing I've done in the last week is update FlashPlayer, which, in the past, has never produced any problems.
    15" MacBook Pro 2.5, Mac OS X (10.6.2), iPhone 3G
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (84,180 points)
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    Dec 17, 2009 11:56 AM (in response to sciamos)
    HI,

    It helps us to help you if you provide which Mac OS X you are running on your Mac. Please click My Settings on the right side of this page and complete your forum profile. Thanks!

    From the Safari Menu Bar, click Safari / Empty Cache. When you are done with that...

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

    And make sure Safari is not running in Rosetta. Right or control click the Safari icon in your Applications folder then click Get Info. In the Get Info window click the black disclosure triangle so it faces down. Where you see Open using Rosetta... make sure that is NOT selected.

    You posted in the Snow Leopard forum here so.. http://discussions.apple.com/message.jspa?messageID=10747395#10747395 read the following.

    If you are running Safari in 64 bit mode, try running in 32-bit mode instead. Right or control click the Safari icon in the Applications folder, then click: Get Info In the Get Info window click the black disclosure triangle next to General so it faces down. Select 32 bit mode.





    Carolyn
    Intel iMac 2.66 MacBookPro 17 PBookG4, Mac OS X (10.6.2), iPhone 3GS Safari 4.04 17 Intuos Tablet Epson Olympus Airport iPods JBL
  • Dino Ilarde Level 2 Level 2 (335 points)
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    Dec 17, 2009 12:34 PM (in response to Carolyn Samit)
    Carolyn, speaking for myself, I currently run Safari in 32-bit mode because of work-related stuff. Also, Rosetta is deselected.
    15" MacBook Pro 2.5, Mac OS X (10.6.2), iPhone 3G
  • Dino Ilarde Level 2 Level 2 (335 points)
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    Dec 20, 2009 7:10 AM (in response to Carolyn Samit)
    I happened to have System Preferences open and discovered a Preference Pane that I never installed (not knowingly, anyway). It's called Spice Rack and it installed a plug-in of the same name. I trashed it and all is well now.
    15" MacBook Pro 2.5, Mac OS X (10.6.2), iPhone 3G
  • Dino Ilarde Level 2 Level 2 (335 points)
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    Dec 21, 2009 9:53 PM (in response to sciamos)
    sciamos, try what I did, and check for any unwanted Preference Panes in System Preferences. It was a total fluke that I even found it, but it was something I couldn't recall installing myself. I think that maybe a web site I'd visited installed it in order for me to view multimedia, or something like that. Whatever the case, it sure worked negatively on Safari.
    15" MacBook Pro 2.5, Mac OS X (10.6.2), iPhone 3G
  • Jonas Hansson Calculating status...
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    Dec 23, 2009 12:56 PM (in response to sciamos)
    I had the plugin for an application called Videobox installed. This gave that exact effect. Uninstalling the plugin (for instance using the Videobox application to do so, the Safari uninstall command is under Videobox' main menu) helped fix it.

    Brgds

    /Jonas
    Macbook pro 2.0, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • oregonjan Calculating status...
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    Jan 27, 2010 3:40 PM (in response to Dino Ilarde)
    I had the same problem, the fixes listed above did not fix the toolbar. I also looked in system preferences and had the tasty app thing also, which I did not download. removed it and all is well.
    imac
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