Question: safari cannot connect to server
I’m opening a new thread because existing ones seem a bit old. Same problem as previous posts. I have the internet and can both receive mail from my ISP, and connect wirelessly with this iPad. The problem applies to applies to all browsers, so it can’t be Safari. It also occurs when I log in as a guest, so clearly it doesn’t lie in the user preferences for Safari when I‘ve followed all tips I’ve found:
turned off all firewalls
changed dns settings to directly get to google
scavenged all safari stuff in both the user and system libraries
The problem may be related to Dropbox. I was uploading a big group of files (probably 2 hours). So I went out for the afternoon. I noticed the Safari problem when I got home. So I have quit Dropbox from the icon in the menu bar. When I tried to delete the Dropbox app, I was unable to do so. The message was that ‘some extensions are still in use’. So I scavenged through my user library and system library and deleted everything I could see, and restarted. I still can’t delete the Dropbox app. It looks like Dropbox has seized ownership of all browser connections.
does one have any clues how to solve the problem?
MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2012), macOS High Sierra (10.13.4)