9 Replies Latest reply: Aug 21, 2012 1:13 PM by Jeff Kennedy1 Branched to a new discussion.
Jeff Kennedy1 Level 1 (35 points)

What the heck is wrong with Safari 6? Safari used to be rock solid and now it just crashes constantly. If anyone else is having this problem and has been able to find some kind of fix, please that info along? In the meantime, I've pretty much given up on it and moved on to another browser.

iMac 24' flat panel, Mac OS X (10.6.7), 4 GB RAM, 50 GB HD
  • hpr3 Level 5 (5,730 points)

    Nothing. Post your crash report. Update your profile.

  • Jeff Kennedy1 Level 1 (35 points)

    Nothings wrong with Safari? Wow, that's not the general consensus with the Mac users I know.


    Post my crash report where? Update what profile? Specifics please.

  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 (103,360 points)

    Post a crash log so we can try and help. Hopefully it wil reveal the cause of the crashes.


    Safari Crash Log:  If Safari has just crashed, press the Report button on the CrashReporter dialog box to view the crash  information.

    Copy/paste the entire contents of the Crash Reporter window into your reply including the "binary images" section.

    If the crash report dialog does not appear or the crash is hard to reproduce, crash logs can be retrieved from the ~/Library/Logs/CrashReporter> folder.

  • hpr3 Level 5 (5,730 points)

    You are so much nicer than me.

  • Jeff Kennedy1 Level 1 (35 points)

    I figure anyone can seem sarcastic online once in awhile or have an eye roll at a newbie question or just have a bad day. I assume if you're here, you're here to help.

  • Jeff Kennedy1 Level 1 (35 points)

    Next time Safari crashes, I'll post back. Thanks.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 (192,295 points)

    Launch the Console application in any of the following ways:


    Enter the first few letters of its name into a Spotlight search. Select it in the results (it should be at the top.)


    In the Finder, select Go Utilities from the menu bar, or press the key combination shift-command-U. The application is in the folder that opens.


    Open LaunchPad. Click Utilities, then Console in the page that opens.


    Step 1


    Enter the name of the crashed application or process in the Filter text field. Post the messages from the time of the last crash, if any — the text, please, not a screenshot.


    Important: Some private information, such as your name, may appear in the log. Edit it out by search-and-replace in a text editor before posting.


    Step 2


    Still in the Console window, look under User Diagnostic Reports for crash reports related to the process. The report name starts with the name of the crashed process, and ends with ".crash". Select the most recent report and post the contents — again, the text, not a screenshot. In the interest of privacy, I suggest that, before posting, you edit out the “Anonymous UUID,” a long string of letters, numbers, and dashes in the header of the report, if it’s present (it may not be.) Please don’t post shutdownStall, spin, or hang logs — they're very long and not helpful.

  • Jeff Kennedy1 Level 1 (35 points)

    Wouldn't you know it, Safari's been crashing every few minutes lately and now I've been running it all day with no problems. I'll be back when it crashes...  Or maybe it's healed itself. 

  • Jeff Kennedy1 Level 1 (35 points)

    Wouldn't you know it, but Safari seems to have "settled in" and stopped crashing. I'm bookmarking the above on posting logs for help though. It will very likely be of use in the future.  : )


    Thanks to all who posted with advice/suggestions.