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timmetz Level 1 (0 points)

Dear all,


Last week I installed Lion and since yesterday (so not immediately from the beginning) Safari keeps crashing / freezing all the time. It happens either when I want to quit Safari, or when I move to a different desktop, stay there for a while and then want to go back to the other desktop with Safari.


Any ideas what this could be?



Tim Meyz

MacBook Pro 2.53 Ghz, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • hoodwinker321 Level 1 (0 points)

    It crashes for me about 3 times a day and freezes everything so I have to shut down my mac. It happens probably about 10% of the time I play a video. Probably due to flash. Happens on Youtube, twitvid, nbc video player, and like 10 others.

  • wather_mac Level 1 (0 points)

    Yep, I can report the same here as well. Went to fire up bbc iplayer this morning to watch the GP free practice session and bingo - hard reset required.


    Whats going on?

  • media_lush Level 1 (35 points)

    Ditto for me too, I get the moving grey screen of death. previously I opened one page with 20 or so tabs, then a second the same.... it's when I try and open a 3rd page that I get the crash..... the first time I did this all things worked fine, only lately has this been happening more and more

  • jeranamo Level 1 (0 points)

    Same for me... have had this iMac about 3 months and it's never crashed. Since installing Lion it crashes maybe once a day and always when I'm playing video in Safari. I'm not 100% sure but it seems to only happen when I'm in full screen mode.


    Also noticed BBC iplayer doing quirky things with video, frames not streaming while audio does, or audio being out of sync. Again, this has only happened since Lion update.


    Hope there's a patch soon this bites and i'm disappointed as it's been so stable otherwise.

  • Splendidham Level 1 (0 points)

    Likewise. Twice now using safari where my system required a hard reset after the spinning rainbow wheel of death made it's appearance. Also happened twice while using skype during calls. Try to force quite and then that crashes too. Quite annoyed

  • albaby001 Level 1 (0 points)

    After upgrading to Lion, my Safari refuses to start. Crashes as soon as I try to launch it...


    Process:         Safari [5922]

    Path:            /Applications/


    Version:         5.1 (7534.48.3)

    Build Info:      WebBrowser-7534048003000000~1

    Code Type:       X86-64 (Native)

    Parent Process:  launchd [161]



    PlugIn Path:       /Library/Application Support/SIMBL/*/ZZafari.bundle/Contents/MacOS/ZZafari

    PlugIn Identifier: com.cocoamug.zzafari

    PlugIn Version:    1.0 (1)



    Date/Time:       2011-08-08 00:13:43.838 +0800

    OS Version:      Mac OS X 10.7 (11A511)

    Report Version:  9



    Interval Since Last Report:          87550 sec

    Crashes Since Last Report:           6

    Per-App Interval Since Last Report:  29 sec

    Per-App Crashes Since Last Report:   6

    Anonymous UUID:                      48F2BBAF-83A1-428F-917B-76F5D6CAC46B



    Crashed Thread:  0  Dispatch queue:



    Exception Type:  EXC_CRASH (SIGABRT)

    Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000



    Application Specific Information:

    objc[5922]: garbage collection is OFF

    *** Terminating app due to uncaught exception 'NSInvalidArgumentException', reason: '-[BrowserWKView expectedOrCurrentURL]: unrecognized selector sent to instance 0x7fe94b608a40'

    *** First throw call stack:



  • CliveS Level 1 (15 points)

    Same here. Hangs randomly. Closing Safari an re-opening fixes it for a while. does not happen with Firefox or Chrome.


    Seems Lion and associated upgrades to apps ahve some bugs (especially iTunes). Look forward to a Lion update

  • media_lush Level 1 (35 points)

    I posted this problem elsewhere and whilst the Flash beta made it crash less it still crashed..... I found that it was my Intego [Net Barrier etc] software that was the problem. Apparently any anti-virus software you might have does not play well with Lion at all.... since I uninstalled it [it has to be done by the proper uninstaller] I've been fine.

  • ~Bee Level 7 (31,365 points)

    albaby --

    Your problem is easy.  It's right there in black and white:


    PlugIn Path:       /Library/Application Support/SIMBL/*/ZZafari.bundle/Contents/MacOS/ZZafari

    PlugIn Identifier: com.cocoamug.zzafari

    PlugIn Version:    1.0 (1)

  • rabcc Level 1 (0 points)



    For what it's worth, I had what I think is the same issue after upgrading my iMac to Lion - Firefox/Chrome performed faultlessly but everything would hang as soon as any video was started in Safari thus requiring a power cycle.


    Couldn't fathom what whas causing this, but recently bought an Air (Lion preinstalled) and this didn't suffer the problem. Looking at the differences, the only thing I could spot was that I had installed Flip4Mac on the iMac under Snow Leopard. I'd forgotten all about it, so hadn't crossed my mind it might be the cause.


    Looking at their website, they still don't support Lion, so anyhow - long story short, I uninstalled F4M, rebooted for good measure and hey presto!


    It may not be the exact cause of your problems, but like ~Bee points out, it certainly points to plug-ins

  • CliveS Level 1 (15 points)

    Wow. Worked for me. Removed Flip4Mac - using installer in folder and Safari is a lot more responsive.



  • rabcc Level 1 (0 points)

    N.P. Happy to give something back into the forum.

  • sketchwish Level 1 (0 points)



    having the same issue.


    Safari 5.1 keeps Freezing/Stalling... even when I try clearing the cache.. Reseting Safari etc..


    I'm going to try and uninstall Plugins..


    I'm only using 2 - YoutubeWiden and AdBlock..


    Hopefully there'll be an update to fix this soon though..



    I'm new to Mac and do not wish to do any Restoring (Wipe out everything with the disc and reinstall MacSoftware) etc..

  • ~Bee Level 7 (31,365 points)

    sketch -- The fewer plugins/extensions you have on there, the fewer instances like this you will have. I have none, and have no problems.  Well, only one -- GlimmerBlocker which I find much better than AdBlock.

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