4 Replies Latest reply: Jul 14, 2010 5:24 PM by Richard Valenzuela
Richard Valenzuela Level 1 Level 1
I have been having issues with Safari 4.0.5. It has become usual for images to fail loading requiring a page refresh which at times does not always work.

I have used the "Reset Safari..." option, trashed preference files, including Safari cache but the problem persists.

How do I uninstall Safari and begin a reinstall?

Note: The problem is not my internet as a PC with Safari 4.0.5 runs much more efficient without these errors.

1.25GHz iMac G4, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10

    Uninstalling then reinstalling Safari... much better to troubleshoot the Safari version you have.

    Go to ~/Library/Safari. Move the Downloads / History / LastSession / TopSites / and WebpageIcons.db files to the Trash. Relaunch Safari.

    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.

    If that doesn't help, download and install the v10.5.8 Combo Update It's ok to do this even if you are already running 10.5.8.

    Then 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.*


    Message was edited by: Carolyn Samit
  • Richard Valenzuela Level 1 Level 1
    Thank you for the quick reply.

    As stated I have trashed the files mentioned but the problem persists. My Mac is a G4 PPC so running in Rosetta does not apply to me. I should have mentioned that I have ran Disk Utility and repaired permissions, but still no go.

    Is my only option installing the combo update again? Can I just simply trash Safari and reinstall using the latest Safari download?
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10
    Is my only option installing the combo update again?

    Maybe I missed it but I didn't see where you had tried that as yet.

    You can try reinstalling Safari, yes, but you would be better off installing from your install disc then running Software Updates from your Apple Menu to bring Safari up to speed.

  • Richard Valenzuela Level 1 Level 1
    After installing Safari 5, the problem still remains. My iMac has had issues of self sleeping after the set time. I am going to reset the PMU and just curious if this could also be why Safari acts the way it does.