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Rudolfensis Level 1 (45 points)

It seems that quite a few other users are having problems with Safari and YouTube after the recent updates.


(On another note, there's even more problems with Facebook and Safari.)


It seems that Safari isn't getting along with the web's two most popular sites. I am having these problems myself. Chrome seems to handle them fine, being WebKit also...

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2), 2.4GHz Core i7, SSD, Hi-Res Glossy
  • EddieT Level 1 (5 points)

    Yes, I've been having a heck of a time viewing YouTube stuff on Safari. Plays fine with Firefox. I have tried installing the ClickToFlash and YouTube5 extensions in Safari, but that has not helped.

  • Sharif Khan Level 1 (10 points)

    Nothing's working for me as well to fix issues. Not only youtube, but with just about all google services. they work fine with chrome and firefox, but not with safari. i reset safari, disabled extensions, tried everything. I thought the latest update was supposed to remove bugs, not add. Anyways, if anyone can help, I'll greatly appreciate it. Thanks.

  • Davidsega Level 1 (5 points)

    I think I've got the solution, go to and then in the bottom of the page you have an option to disable the html test, that worked for me

  • EddieT Level 1 (5 points)

    Can't access Google Calendar from Safari now. Read somewhere that there are problems with all Google services and Safari. Hope they get this fixed soon.

  • mshadows7 Level 1 (0 points)

    thanks that solved my problem as well

  • Fred Tedsen2 Level 1 (45 points)

    Thanks Davidsega, this has been driving me nuts!  So is this a Safari problem or a Google problem?  Oh, and how did you come up with this solution?

  • Sharif Khan Level 1 (10 points)

    I got the problem fixed by going to finder --> application --> safari ---> (right click) get info --> uncheck "run in 32bit mode." Everything works perfectly now.

  • EddieT Level 1 (5 points)

    Thanks, David. Leaving that html trial fixed the YouTube thing. Still got the problem with Google Calendar. Sharif, I tried the 32bit mode thing, but that did not seem to have any effect.

  • Sharif Khan Level 1 (10 points)

    Here's a risky thing u can try (It will delete all your settings and stuff). Click "Go" on finder menu while holding "option/alt" button --> library --> preferences --> delete "" make sure ur safari is closed (quit safari completely) before u do this. hopefully everything will work fine. I was really frustated the last few days and did everything i could to try fixing it. i actually started using chrome instead until i came across that 32 bit thingy. i did that after i first reset safari and then delete the plist file.

  • Mitja Okorn Level 1 (0 points)

    In the last week or so my Safari is going crazy. THis is frustrating and I dont know where the problem could be... I just know that I wouldnt like to switch to other browsers and I would still like to use Safari. But this is too much...

    So I have a one year old Mac Book Pro 2.3 ghz Intel Core i7 8gb memory

    MAC OS X version 10.7.3

    Safari 5.1.4



    So what is / was happening.

    Firstly I couldn't see any of my emails in my gmail mailbox. I could see my emails if I could go back to the old look. But I wanted to have the new GMAIL look so I Was wondering what to do.  At the same time in youtube which ever button i pressed nothing happened. If I pressed the videos button so I could see more videos from the user nothing opened. If I pressed show more button to get more info on the video nothing happened. So then I googled a little to see if somebody else has a problem and then somewhere it was written to uncheck the "open in 32bit" box and I did that. And so there was some progress. Even though I would still like to know why I need to do that and what is the difference if you are opening Safari in 32bit or you are not opening it in 32bit... Anyway at least now I could see my emails in my inbox on gmail and when I pressed the youtube buttons stuff worked. But still YouTube doesnt work the way it is suppose to work. When I open some videos - most of the videos I have huge problems with the slider timeline scrolling option (I dont know if that is the right name for it). Anyway this slider doesnt work at all. The video is loading and playing at the same time and then at one moment the slider stops or jumps at the beginning while the video is still playing. And I cant jump anywhere on the slider. The video plays till the end, I cant even pause it and when it comes to the end I cant play it again... I need to reload. SO once again. The slider stops and the loading trace disappears but the video plays on... And I have no control over it - I can not jump in time I can not go to the beginning - all I can do is either watch the video or reload the page...



    Plus my safari keeps on reloading after a certain time. This can be a total pain in the *** when I write a long reply to somebody on Facebook or write a new thread on Apple support community and it reloads and what I was writing is lost forever. Again frustrating.



    Does somebody else have the same problems and what should I do about this ******** Safari. Will they fix these problems are they fixing them?

  • Rudolfensis Level 1 (45 points)

    That wasn't checked for me in the first place...

  • Don__C Level 1 (15 points)

    Thanks - worked for me

  • Keith Fountain Level 1 (5 points)

    Davidsega, that solved it for me too.  Thanks!

  • Matthew Rock Level 1 (0 points)

    Ty David, that really worked for we, i was getting crazy, can't believe Safari is so bad with html5 and youtube.



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