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Random Safari Crashes when opening tab

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Javier Bonafont Calculating status...
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Jan 28, 2013 4:04 PM

Hi folks.


This has been happening since i updated to Mountain Lion and Safari 6.0.2.

There is no discernable pattern that I can see.  Sometimes it will run fine for days, sometimes it will crash twice in ten minutes.

Every time its when I click on a link, usually right-clicking to open in a new tab.  Poof.  Safari vanishes.

I relaunch it, and it all works fine, the perpetrator link works fine.  Impossible to repeat the crash even with identical open tabs.  Also, I get no "Safari quit unexpectedly" or any kind of crash report.  It just poofs away and I relaunch and keep working.  Nothing shows up in the CrashReporter Logs (which claims my last safari crash was 6 months ago HA HA HA).


Its a petty annoyance, but it gets irritating.  any ideas?  Thanks.

Mac Pro (Early 2009), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,420 points)
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    Jan 28, 2013 5:47 PM (in response to Javier Bonafont)

    The next time you have the problem, note the exact time: hour, minute, second.


    If you have more than one user account, these instructions must be carried out as an administrator.


    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 icon grid.


    Make sure the title of the Console window is All Messages. If it isn't, select All Messages from the SYSTEM LOG QUERIES menu on the left.


    Scroll back in the log to the time you noted above. Select any messages timestamped from then until the end of the episode. Copy them (command-C) to the Clipboard. Paste (command-V) into a reply to this message.

    When posting a log extract, be selective. In most cases, a few dozen lines are more than enough.

    Please do not indiscriminately dump thousands of lines from the log into this discussion.


    Important: Some private information, such as your name, may appear in the log. Anonymize before posting.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,420 points)
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    Jan 28, 2013 9:13 PM (in response to Javier Bonafont)

    First, you should remove the non-functional "JackRouter" audio software according to the developer's instructions. That won't solve this problem, though.


    If possible, connect to your router with Ethernet and turn off Wi-Fi. Test. It looks like your wireless card is failing.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,420 points)
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    Jan 29, 2013 2:07 PM (in response to Javier Bonafont)

    Is there any way to determine if the wireless card is fritzing?


    Take the machine to an authorized service facility for testing.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,420 points)
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    Jan 31, 2013 4:01 PM (in response to Javier Bonafont)

    I've made a couple of suggestions. I don't know whether you took them. If you like, you can reinstall OS X, which is what Apple Support usually suggests as the solution to almost any problem. It rarely helps.

  • geoandbobbi Calculating status...
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    May 8, 2013 7:01 AM (in response to Javier Bonafont)

    I have mountain lion also with safari 6.0.3 and it crashed all the time, especially after opening a new tab.  After days of trying all the recommendations on the web I decided *** and went to SIMBL and uninstalled the Safaristand plug-in.  Problem solved.


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