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BillSiegfried Level 1 Level 1

Hi all,  just a general question.  I admit i did not search the forums yet.  Hopefully this little annoyance can be resolved.



When using safari on say CNN.COM i'll right click on a link and choose Open in new tab.  safari randomly disappears.  no crash warnings,  just gone.  I can open it right up and be fine sometimes all day.   This has happened to me about 5x since ML was released (i wiped my laptop the day it came out)


This has happened on a couple of different website at different times of the day.  only safari was running. No other apple apps have this issue.


I have a MacBook Pro from earily '08 type 4,1

i have only apple software on this machine

i do have adobe flash installed v11.3 updated today.

i do have lastpass enabled

i do have ad-block disabled


While i'm waiting for help from you guys i'll disable all addon's and try to remove adobe to see if that is the issue.  Is there any other steps i can try like delete .plist file or maybe even trying a new user profile.  I am a IT professional and am not afraid to get my hands dirty trying to get this resovlved.


Thanks in advance.


P.S. i'll search the forums too and if i see a similar post i'll remove this one.


Bill Siegfried.

Safari, OS X Mountain Lion
  • BillSiegfried Level 1 Level 1

    i checked my console logs and i see this line a few times in there


    Aug  9 11:51:25 new-host-3.home Safari[2486]: Received an invalid message from the web process with message ID 323002f

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10

    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.

  • Jason Barker Level 1 Level 1

    I am seeing sudden quits also associated with this message:

    Received an invalid message from the web process with message ID 323002f


    There is no crash report in the User Diagnostic Reports. In fact there is no acknowledgement from the system of the crash, other than that message in the console I placed above.

  • nismoskyz Level 1 Level 1

    Also having the same crash issue here, with the exact same error message as posted by Jason Barker above

  • alexiusca Level 1 Level 1

    Having the same problem in Mountain Lion, still seeing it in 10.8.1, but now seeing the following in Console: 2012-08-23 1:40:05.823 PM Safari[994]: CGContextClipToRect: invalid context 0x0


    Any thoughts here?

  • alexiusca Level 1 Level 1

    Hi Linc, thanks for the help. I think the issue is that Safari does not seem to register the crash (i.e. I'm not seeing a dialog)


    On 10.8.1 I'm getting this in console: 2012-08-23 1:40:05.823 PM Safari[994]: CGContextClipToRect: invalid context 0x0


    Previously, I was seeing the following: Safari[2486]: Received an invalid message from the web process with message ID 323002f


    Thanks for the help,


  • sommersc Level 1 Level 1

    Yep, I'm getting the EXACT same issue as well: Received an invalid message from the web process with message ID 323002f.


    No crash logs visible in User Diagnostics either(at least pertaining to this issue).


    Seems to be TOTALLY random how it does it for me, but usually occurs when opening a link(right clicking, open in new tab...crash), manually cmd+t to open a new tab...crash, and sometimes when just switching tabs as well...crash.


    VERY annoying to say the least.

  • 70mmy Level 1 Level 1



    I have the same problem, until today Safari crashed occasionaly, but today, whenever I open a new tab and try to go to a website, it crashes. At this point I can not use Safari, so I switched to Chrome.


    I started using safari since mountain lion, and I really liked it, but now I can't use it anymore. Hope they will fix it soon

  • booka Level 1 Level 1

    Same behavior with my macbook pro '09 with safari 6 on lion...

    No logs, just restarting.  I found that most of the times it crashes when I'm trying to open the page with media content on it like youtube video for example.


    Really tired with that...

  • CaptainChaos87 Level 1 Level 1

    I've got the same problem.


    OS X 10.8.2 (12C54)

    Safari 6.0.1


  • coloradoappleuser Level 1 Level 1

    I too have this problem.  Happens totally randomly.  10.8.2, Safari 6.0.1, iMac late 2009.

  • Jason Barker Level 1 Level 1

    I am still having this problem. By the way, I am using Safari 6.01 on 10.7.5, so it is not unique to Mountain Lion.


    I have reported it to Apple. I suggest everyone else do the same, if you have not already . . . . maybe that will help.


    By the way, are people here using extensions? I have Adblock, Click to Flash, 1Password, and JavaScript Blacklist.


    Any common factors?




  • coloradoappleuser Level 1 Level 1

    Ahh, good idea.  I have Click to Flash and 1Password installed as well, nothing else.  I bet it is one of these--I've had problems with these and Safari before.

  • Jdavis6 Level 1 Level 1

    Same issue on both my 2011 iMac & my late 2006 Macbook Pro.  Both running Sarari 6.01 & (ML & Lion).  I am using Click to Flash on both.

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