5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 9, 2014 7:43 PM by LeopardBoy
PPalm_1 Level 1 Level 1
expertise.ilife
iLife

Is there a way to uninstall and re-install Safari? After installing Mavericks, Safari doesn't work anymore. THere is an unknown tab that keeps appearing, and I can't delete it. In the primary tab, where I have my home page, none of the links are active. If I click on them, the color pinwheel appears and just keeps spinning. Is it possible I have picked up some virus? My desktop iMac shows NONE of these symptoms, but my laptop Macbook pro is suffering.


MacBook Pro, OS X Mavericks (10.9)
Reply by Carolyn Samit on Oct 31, 2013 7:57 PM Helpful
Try troubleshooting Safari extensions and third party plugins. From the Safari menu bar click Safari > Preferences then select the Extensions tab. Turn that OFF, quit and relaunch Safari to test. If that helped, turn one extension on then quit and relaunch Safari to test until you find the incompatible extension then click uninstall. If it's not an extensions issue, try troubleshooting third party plug-ins. Back to Safari > Preferences. This time select the Security tab. Deselect:  Allow all other plug-ins. Quit and relaunch Safari to test. If that made a difference, instructions for troubleshooting plugins here.
Reply by Linc Davis on Oct 31, 2013 10:25 PM Helpful
The usual cause of such problems is that you installed an unsupported hack such as "Glims" or "SafariStand" to change the behavior of Safari. If you know you did that, remove the hack according to the developer's instructions. Back up all data before makiing any changes.

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  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.safari
    Safari

    Try troubleshooting Safari extensions and third party plugins.

     

    From the Safari menu bar click Safari > Preferences then select the Extensions tab. Turn that OFF, quit and relaunch Safari to test. If that helped, turn one extension on then quit and relaunch Safari to test until you find the incompatible extension then click uninstall.

     

    If it's not an extensions issue, try troubleshooting third party plug-ins.

     

    Back to Safari > Preferences. This time select the Security tab. Deselect:  Allow all other plug-ins. Quit and relaunch Safari to test.

     

    If that made a difference, instructions for troubleshooting plugins here.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.desktops
    Desktops

    The usual cause of such problems is that you installed an unsupported hack such as "Glims" or "SafariStand" to change the behavior of Safari. If you know you did that, remove the hack according to the developer's instructions. Back up all data before makiing any changes.

  • PPalm_1 Level 1 Level 1
    expertise.ilife
    iLife

    Thanks, both. Uninstalling Glims using the developer's uninstall .dmg seemed to do the trick. Let's hope it holds.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.desktops
    Desktops

    As long as you never reinstall it or anything like it, you should be OK.

  • LeopardBoy Level 1 Level 1

    I uninstaled safari because it was creating some problems in mac osx 10.9.1  how do i reinstall it ???