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why does Safari crash on Pmac G-5 when opening news video's?

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May 30, 2013 1:38 PM

I have Safari 5.0.6    OSX.5.8  This happens only on: and  These pages have many

news videos and most crash Safari. 


I get an error message from Apple "application quit unexpectedly. The problem may be caused by Flashplayer-10.4-

10.5 Plug in."


What I have done. I went into Library to Safari and sent these files to trash;  "; History.plist;

and "Last Session.plist."  I did not empty trash.  Over the last week I saw a slight improvement as I could sometimes

get a few videos to open, but the following one would crash Safari.


Thanks for your consideration.

power Mac G-5, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,705 points)

    Hi Travis,


    Migh try another Browser...


    TenFourFox is the most up to date browser for our PPCs, they even have G4 & G5 optimized versions...



    SeaMonkey seems pretty fast also, with many options...



  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,365 points)

    TenFourFox can be made to support plugins like Flash.


    Open TenFourFox and type in the address bar: about:config (no spaces) and click return. This gives you a warning that it might harm the application. Ignore that and click on 'I'll be careful, I promise' and you get the config file that you can edit - with great care.


    Look/search (scroll down) for: tenfourfox.plugins.enabled

    Set it to true. (Double click it to toggle it)


    Now close TenFourFox, open it again, and Flash will now work, as it now uses the plug-ins that Safari has stored.


    I am using Flash 11.5.502.55 in TenFourFox and it works just fine.

  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,365 points)

    But of course you have to have Flash Player!


    You can check here:  to see which version you should install for your Mac and OS. Note that version 10,1,102,64 is the last version available to PPC Mac users*.


    * Unhelpfully, if you want the last version for PPC Macs, you need to go here:  and scroll down to 'Archived Versions/Older Archives'. Flash Player is the one you download. More information here:


    You should first uninstall any previous version of Flash Player, using the uninstaller from here (make sure you use the correct one!):



    and also that you follow the instructions closely, such as closing ALL applications first before installing. You must also carry out a permission repair after installing anything from Adobe.


    (If you are running a PPC Mac with Flash Player and are having problems with watching videos on FaceBook or other sites, try the following solution which fools the site into thinking that you are running the version 11.5.502.55:)


    Download this to your desktop, unzip it, and replace the current Flash Player plug-in which is in your main/Library/Internet Plug-Ins folder, (not the user Library). Save the old one just in case this one doesn't work.

  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,365 points)

    I was able to follow your instructions...about:config ,,scroll down  and double toggle plug-in enabled so it was set

    to TRUE.  I could't get my menu bar back or anything from Safari.

    Sorry, not sure what one has to do with the other!


    This is my question:  I opened a  folder on my desktop and saved adobe 10.1  in this folder.

    I did not uninstall anything or download 11.5 from Adobe. I did not go to Utilities/permissions OR  uninstall

    Adobe, OR  repair disk permissions.

    Try the work flow I suggested instead.


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