7 Replies Latest reply: Jun 18, 2011 2:59 PM by DesertRatR
DesertRatR Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

I want to uininstall and reinstall Safari.  Is that allowed? 


Macbook - late 2008, Mac OS X (10.6.4), iMac 21.5" - late 2010
  • 1. Re: Can I uninstall Safari on Mac OSX?
    Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (41,525 points)

    Yes. Why?

  • 2. Re: Can I uninstall Safari on Mac OSX?
    DesertRatR Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    My bank's website works (officially) only with Safari and IE, although FF sometimes works.  I always purge cookies when closing a browser.  When cookies get purged the bank site looks for a macromedia flash file.  The file is definitely where it is supposed to be.  But somehow the the bank site can't see it.  The bank IT department is blaming the browser.  So I figured I'd uninstall Safari and start from scratch.

  • 3. Re: Can I uninstall Safari on Mac OSX?
    Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (41,525 points)

    Your IT department is probably to stupid to understand your Mac. It sounds like a losing battle to me from retired level 3 IT support person.

     

    Allan

     

     

    tiger

  • 4. Re: Can I uninstall Safari on Mac OSX?
    Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (44,505 points)

    Don't purge the cookies, the bank site won't work without them.

     

    I get this all the time: my bank site says that Flash Player is not installed so I can't see the picture recognition/chosen phrase to proceed before entering my pin number. Piffle!

     

    It is and I can, to I just ignore that and enter my pin number, and I am in!

     

    This is partly due to the bank either using am older version of Flash Player, OR an older version of Javascript.

  • 5. Re: Can I uninstall Safari on Mac OSX?
    DesertRatR Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Allan, you may be absolutely correct.  The bank is small and subcontracts their website to a third party vendor.  But the bank IT department (not vendor) provides tech support.  The bank is a Windows operation.  They have one Mac (I have no idea of the age nor OS) to test things out.  By their own admission they don't do Mac's well.  The bank IT manager told me the flash file comes from the browser.  That sounded suspicious but I have been unable to research that in any detail.  He also gave me the path to the folder with the flash file on their Mac.  I checked and I have the same folder structure he's got, and the flash file is there.  So why won't the bank website acknowledge my flash file?

     

    I've got nothing to lose by uninstalling Safari and reinstalling.

     

    Would you have any thoughts about this?

     

    Does Safari have any sort of bookmark manger like Xmarks?  I'd like to import my FF bookmarks.

  • 6. Re: Can I uninstall Safari on Mac OSX?
    Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (41,525 points)

    I never heard of Xmarks before but a Google search came up this the site below for a Mac version.

     

    http://download.xmarks.com/download/macosx_10_6

     

    Allan

  • 7. Re: Can I uninstall Safari on Mac OSX?
    DesertRatR Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Thank you, Allan