1 Reply Latest reply: Mar 24, 2010 9:35 AM by Carolyn Samit
mjruss Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
I started having problems with RSS in Safari about a week ago. Every time I tried to view an RSS feed I got a long delay and then an error message page. And it isn't picking up on the feeds I have bookmarked when they change.

I was following the advice of another thread and deleted the RSS plist file, then relaunched Safari... And now Safari freezes immediately on launch. I can't use the software at all.

Anyone got any suggestions?

MacBook Pro 15", Mac OS X (10.6)
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (100,175 points)

    I can't use the software at all.a

    If Safari crashes, post a crash log.

    In the meantime...

    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.

    Go here for trouble shooting 3rd party plugins or input managers which might be causing the problem. Safari: Add-ons may cause Safari to unexpectedly quit or have performance issues

    Since you are running Snow Leopard, make sure Safari is opening in 32-bit mode, not 64. 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. Also, (in that same window) make sure Safari is NOT running in Rosetta.


Web pages now include a small icon or 'favicon' which is visible in the address bar and next to bookmarks. These icons take up disk space and slow Safari down. It is possible to erase the icons from your computer and start fresh. *To delete Safari's icon cache using the Finder, open your user folder, navigate to ~/Library/Safari/ and move this file "webpageIcons.db to the Trash.*
    bpageIcons.db to the Trash.*

    If Safari still crashes, go to the Safari Menu Bar, click Safari/Preferences. Make note of all the preferences under each tab. Quit Safari. Now go to ~/Library/Preferences and move this file com.apple.safari.plist to the Desktop. Relaunch Safari.