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Question: Safari quits immediately after opening

So my Safari app on my iMac Desktop for some reason keeps crashing shortly after I open it. It happened after I restarted my computer after it froze up on me today. I have no extensions, I looked after learning holding down the shift key helps opening the app. Using the shift key gets the app to open, but if I try to go to a website, it crashes on me.


BTW I'm using El Capitan 10.11.6 on a 2008 24 iMac. So any suggestions?

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Force Quit Safari ( command + option + esc keys). Then restart Safari holding the Shift key.


Turn off Safari extensions in Safari > Preferences > Extensions > un-checkmark all extensions.


Empty Caches. You can either choose Safari menu > Clear History Or, if you do not want to remove History go to Safari menu > Preferences > Advanced and check the “Show Develop Menu” in Menubar. Then, on that menu > “Empty Caches”.


See these Apple Support Topics for detailed advice:

If Safari is slow, stops responding, quits unexpectedly, or has other issues - Apple Support

If Safari doesn't load a page or webpage items are missing - Apple Support

Safari for Mac: If Safari can’t open a website

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May 28, 2018 12:59 PM in response to Dreamershearts In response to Dreamershearts

Force Quit Safari ( command + option + esc keys). Then restart Safari holding the Shift key.


Turn off Safari extensions in Safari > Preferences > Extensions > un-checkmark all extensions.


Empty Caches. You can either choose Safari menu > Clear History Or, if you do not want to remove History go to Safari menu > Preferences > Advanced and check the “Show Develop Menu” in Menubar. Then, on that menu > “Empty Caches”.


See these Apple Support Topics for detailed advice:

If Safari is slow, stops responding, quits unexpectedly, or has other issues - Apple Support

If Safari doesn't load a page or webpage items are missing - Apple Support

Safari for Mac: If Safari can’t open a website

May 28, 2018 12:59 PM

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May 28, 2018 1:26 PM in response to Dreamershearts In response to Dreamershearts

If the above doesn't work, try Safari/History/Show History and delete all history items. Quit/reopen Safari and test. You can also try try Safari/Clear History…. The down side is it clears all cookies. Doing this may cause some sites to no longer recognize your computer as one that has visited the web site. Go to Finder and select your user/home folder. With that Finder window as the front window, either select Finder/View/Show View options or go command - J. When the View options opens, check ’Show Library Folder’. That should make your user library folder visible in your user/home folder. Select Library/Caches/com.apple.Safari/Cache.db and move it to the trash.


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May 28, 2018 1:26 PM

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May 28, 2018 2:01 PM in response to macjack In response to macjack

Well, removing all the caches worked... Yeah, I gotta sign into all of my accounts again, but engh, that's a small price to pay... I'm just glad I didn't have to remove me history, or anything from my apps' library on my hard drive. 😝

May 28, 2018 2:01 PM

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