Safari not working

ibook G4
March 6, 2006 at 11:57:45
Specs: mac os x, 256mb

I'm having trouble with my safari. it just wont open. I was working fine until about 2 days ago,i downloaded a game off the apple website and I guess that is what made is stop working but not sure. WHen i tried getting onthe internet i clicke donteh safari icon and all it did was jump up and would get the small little black triangle at the bottom, so i tried clicking it again and nothing. I shut down the comp and restarted it and when the computer went back up the safari icon was gone from the toolbar at the bottom. i tried downloading safari from the apple website again and i got it to download correctly but when i tried double-clicking it again the icon flashes for less than 2 seconds. im lost please help got so use to using it please let me know thanks for any advice you might have

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#1
March 8, 2006 at 16:50:14

erm not too sure but have u checked n the corners and uner
the dock for it? maybe when you downloaded the fiel you
moved a window down and now safari is hiden by the dock?
other than this im not sure.

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#2
March 9, 2006 at 13:43:49

i dont think its "lost" it just wont opened i dowloaded firefoxso im browsing with that now but when i also try to load my Limewire ( which wokred perfectly before the Safari thing went haywire) it wont start up either it flashed inthe dock up and down and then closes thanks anyways for the feedback

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#3
March 16, 2006 at 21:26:29

Hopefully this can help solve your problem. I would
suggest trashing the preference file for Safari. It is
located in Macintosh
HD>Library>Preferences>com.apple.Safari.plist is what
mine is called. It should be a com.apple.something file in
that file folder. You can move it to your desktop if you are
concerned about losing your Safari settings. Your OS
should then regenerate any preference file it needs to run
Safari.

If this process doesn't work you will need to take one
more step to determine where the problem might lie. If
any of this process doesn't work e-mail me at
nephite11@mac.com and I will endeavor to explain more
fully. First, you need to create a user. To do this, launch
System Preferences, click on the Users icon and then click
on the plus button. You can name this user whatever you
want (I will call it "Test"). Since I don't know which OS you
have log-out of this user and once the user selection
screen appears click on the Test account. Try launching
Safari here and see what happens.

If it does launch properly and trashing the preference file
did not work then you have a larger problem with your
user's folder. E-mail me in that circumstance and I can
recommend some further steps to try here.

If it did not launch properly then you have a problem with
your OS and not your user, which is a good thing and
fairly easy to fix. The process is called an archive and
install. Find your OS disks and boot from the first one
(hold the 'C' key down while restarting the computer with
the OS CD in the optical drive). Progress through each
window until you get to one with a picture of a hard drive
on it. There should be an "options" button in the bottom
left. Select this and choose "archive and install" and
subsequently "preserve user settings and accounts". This
will reinstall your OS while leaving any information in the
Users folder alone.

Good luck!


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#4
April 10, 2006 at 18:16:19

1st guy was almost right don't delete the file form the harddrive but form the user account, if u didn then do an archive nas install perservicng user setting

jel


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