4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 11, 2010 12:58 PM by andyBall_uk
callerpittar54 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I have been having problems with Safari for over a year now; it worked fine when I bought my macbook back in 2008, but after a year or so, I started having issues with tabs. I would open a new tab, and when I would type or paste in an address, it would ignore the new tab and start browsing in the original tab I had come from, leaving the new one on the blank page. It got to the point where I couldn't even use the single tab it opened with, so I just stopped using safari. Recently I have needed some of its features that Chrome doesn't offer, so I downloaded the latest Safari, but now, when I start it up, it will not open a window. I have to go to history and select an item from 2009 I had gone to, but as soon as it attempts to load the page, Safari quits unexpectedly. Is there any way to fix whatever bug is going on with my laptop or safari?

Macbook aluminum body, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • andyBall_uk Level 7 Level 7 (20,495 points)
    The missing window is often due an incompatible toolbar - specifically the following

    You should find & remove any of the files/folders below - look for them all, then restart your mac.

    HD/Library/Application Support/Conduit/
    HD/Library/Receipts/<Toolbar name>.pkg
    HD/Library/Application Support/SIMBL/Plugins/CTxyxyxy.bundle (xyxyxy is some number)

    Home/Library/Application Support/Conduit

    They may not all be there, but look carefully.


    If that isn't the answer, please copy & paste a recent crash report here, these usually show what software-add-ons are causing the problem.
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (95,985 points)

    I have been having problems with Safari for over a year now

    Login to another user account. If the same problems exist in Safari there then boot from your install disc, run Disk Utility. There might be errors on the startup disk that need repairing.

    Insert your install disk and Restart, holding down the "C" key until grey Apple appears.
    Go to Installer menu and launch Disk Utility.
    (In Mac OS X 10.4 or later, you must select your language first from the installer menu)
    Select your HDD (manufacturer ID) in the left panel.
    Select First Aid in the Main panel.
    (Check S.M.A.R.T Status of HDD at the bottom of right panel. It should say: Verified)

    Click Repair Disk on the bottom right.
    If DU reports disk does not need repairs quit DU and restart.
    If DU reports errors Repair again and again until DU reports disk is repaired.
    When you are finished with DU, from the Menu Bar, select Utilities/Startup Manager.
    Select your startup disk and click Restart

    While you have the Disk Utility window open, look at the bottom of the window. Where you see Capacity and Available. *Make sure there is always 15% free space.*

  • callerpittar54 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    andyball, that appears to have solved the issue altogether. thank you!
  • andyBall_uk Level 7 Level 7 (20,495 points)