3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 16, 2012 10:56 AM by Sparkgapper
Sparkgapper Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

I am having total lockout problems on the US Geologic Survey website accessing their Map Locator.  Their instructions to aleviate this problem is to "Accept All Cookies" which no longer exists in the newest Safari Preferences.  I was able to "work around" this problem before by unchecking "Block Popup Windows" AND changing "Block Cookies" (Privacy preferences) to "Never" from "Block third parties and advertisers."  That no longer works with the lates "upgrade".  Is there a newer "work around" or fix for this problem?

 

Sparkgapper


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  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (147,385 points)

    Defective site. Works in Firefox.

  • Sparkgapper Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    I know.  I have tried to work with them to resolve the issue but you know Government agencies and their absolute reluctance to do what is right.  Plus, they are still using Safari 3.1 and from what I hear have no plans to update their Safari allowances until they are finished with their own Maps upgrade.  I'll probably have to call them Monday, again, to see if this can be resolved on their end but I doubt that it will really do any good at the present.  I use their mapping services in connections with Genealogical work for locating old cemeteries and other mapping features that may lead to one that is known to exist but only had ancient descriptions and landmarks.

     

    Sparkgapper

  • Sparkgapper Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Just discovered the Safari access problem to USGS MapLocator.  It is with Safari 5.1.5 REQUIRING OSX Security Update 2012.001.  I CANNOT update that because it DESTROYS my ability to use a couple of clasic apps I have that have NO appropriate updated app or alternate app that can open several thousand documents I have need to be available.  This same goes with upgrading to LION.

     

    I am trying to find a way to reinstall Safari 5.1.4 that I still have available but it keeps telling me "unable to install because there is a newer update available".  What would happen if I trashed 5.1.5 app?  I tried to move the app to an outside folder but that did not work as still got the same message.  Is there a way to UNINSTALL 5.1.5 so I can reinstall 5.1.4?

     

    sparkgapper