Troubleshooting Post Safari 4 Installation Issues

Safari, the Apple Web Browser, is a feature-rich product with all modern functionalities. Safari 4 is a new release giving improved look and fast usage, better than its predecessors. But in some cases, installing the release proves susceptible to host system. After installing Safari 4, the Mac OS X user might faces issues, like boot problems, startup crashes, missing options and several other odd behaviors.

While boot issues, it is suggested to boot the computer using installation disk to repair the disk and permissions. However, if you fail in your attempts, the recommended solution is to perform clean Mac OS X installation. Since it causes data to delete, you should restore it from backup or recover it using a Mac Recovery Software.

You may observe any of the below symptoms after installing Safari 4 on your Mac OS X based computer system:

Symptom 1: You launch Safari 4 but the application crashes

Symptom 2: The Mac computer fails to boot with a grey screen

Symptom 3: Safari shows slow-downs or crashes randomly


Cause

The corresponding reasons for above symptoms are as listed below:

Cause 1: Faulty application enhancers, third-party plugins or input managers

Cause 2: Disk errors or disk permissions issues

Cause 3: Incompatible third-party add-ons

Solution

Try these fixes to isolate described issues:

Solution 1: Remove Safari 4 preference file, called com.apple.Safari, from /username/Library/Preferences/ folder

Solution 2: Boot the computer using Mac OS X installation DVD and run Disk Utility to check and repair the disk and permissions. Reformat and reinstall Mac OS X if Disk Utility fails to work. Restore lost data from backup

Solution 3: Clear out incompatible third-party add-ons and use Safari menu to reset the application

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