Solved How to get Safari working again on my Apple Mac mini

December 23, 2014 at 05:44:55
Specs: Macintosh Yosemite 10.10.2
Safari stopped working about 4 days ago. Worked perfectly until then.

Yosemite 10.10.2 is running and up to date. Suspect udpates caused problem


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December 27, 2014 at 13:54:37
My experience with local Apple (UK -London area).is to start with duty floor techies. There are usually a few assigned that day. They are not simply duty "meeters and greeters" as we call them in my olde profession, but assigned for "walk-in" tech support. Many of them are also at the genius level, but on floor tech duty that day.

If a floor techie can't resolve it occasionally they can get "an available" genius to look-see; or they will suggest you book a specific appointment.

As best I know - genius support is free in Apple stores, as is the duty floor techie...

Might be worth to at least check out your local store in that regard?

Like your son, I tend to sit back and wait until the bugs have been resolved in any software (re)launches and updates - be it for Windoze or Mac... I have mostly Mac systems these days, but also maintain a Winows system.

In the meantime you might use Iron browser. It's based on Chrome from what I have read, and works fine (I have it on my Mac Mini running Mavericks). Occasionally I have found a website that doesn't seem to open/run properly within Safari, and then I use Iron.

Might be worth a look-see trial, if you haven't already?

http://www.srware.net/en/software_s...

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#1
December 23, 2014 at 06:56:34
mmm - Seems you're not alone with problems associated with Yosemite (updates especially). I'm staying on Mavericks until Yosemite is sorted out properly... Sadly Apple appear to be emulating M$ Windows problems more and more; as Mavericks had its problems and now Yosemite...?

Meanwhile I dun a wee google trawl, using the string:

safari not working Yosemite

and found a more than references to it all; this being but one of many:

http://tinyurl.com/n6hc8r9

Suggest you repeat my trawl as above and have a look-see. That way I don't merely copy/post assorted ideas here and, and you get to see what is about "out there" re' the Yosemite issues various (including Safari).

Would be useful if/when you resolve it you post back with how etc; for the benefit of al who may come across this post anon (google trawls etc.).


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#2
December 23, 2014 at 07:19:45
Thanks trvir: I'll give it a go and report back.
I have had a very unsuccesful trawl myself, irritatingly so when the many "answers" presume that one can actually load the Safari, when that is itself the problem!
Time Machine was tried but does not apparently operate on Basic stuff like Safari, as it involves the deletion (not allowed) and re-installation of this particular software. If I really have to do so, I shall try a complete Time Machine reversion..... but that in itself, takes a lot of time!

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#3
December 26, 2014 at 04:36:32
I think my 20th December update(Beta version) is the cause of the problem. Foolishly, based on past positive experiences of updates, I did not make a complete backup of the status quo before updating - ignoring the warnings. So /i can only blame myself and wait for the fully-proved update to appear.....

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#4
December 27, 2014 at 05:38:04
Have you per chance had a chat with one of the Apple Geniuses in your local Apple store? My very few chats with my local source has proved very helpful; as generally they appear to know what they on about, and generally able to resolve many a problem - possibly your re' Safari too?

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#5
December 27, 2014 at 13:06:33
Thanks trvir: I'll wait for the proper update, as opposed to the Beta one, with which it coincided (it happened immediately after the update), so I can only suppose that the real update will address the problem. I shall wait with as much patience as I can muster and learn NOT to apply Beta updates in the future. Thanks for your suggestion and your opinion on the Apple Geniuses, but I choose not to expend any funds on them!
My son, who has his own designer business involving the creation of apps for mobile phones is much more cautious regarding updates, because he cannot afford a crash of his Apple system. He chooses to stick with what he knows and only to update if he is sure that all bugs have been ironed out! I am a senior citizen who does not lose money if my system has a problem. Thanks again.

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December 27, 2014 at 13:54:37
✔ Best Answer
My experience with local Apple (UK -London area).is to start with duty floor techies. There are usually a few assigned that day. They are not simply duty "meeters and greeters" as we call them in my olde profession, but assigned for "walk-in" tech support. Many of them are also at the genius level, but on floor tech duty that day.

If a floor techie can't resolve it occasionally they can get "an available" genius to look-see; or they will suggest you book a specific appointment.

As best I know - genius support is free in Apple stores, as is the duty floor techie...

Might be worth to at least check out your local store in that regard?

Like your son, I tend to sit back and wait until the bugs have been resolved in any software (re)launches and updates - be it for Windoze or Mac... I have mostly Mac systems these days, but also maintain a Winows system.

In the meantime you might use Iron browser. It's based on Chrome from what I have read, and works fine (I have it on my Mac Mini running Mavericks). Occasionally I have found a website that doesn't seem to open/run properly within Safari, and then I use Iron.

Might be worth a look-see trial, if you haven't already?

http://www.srware.net/en/software_s...

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#7
December 28, 2014 at 05:42:05
Thanks again trvir !
I find Chrome and Firefox browsers adequate for everyday use, but miss the integrative aspects of Safari. I'm an old Windows hand myself - of many years standing - but over-confidently took a screwdriver to my desktop Windows machine, thinking to transfer the physical contents to a casing kindly donated by a neighbour. (The cause was a failed Power Supply Unit.) Having just bought a new Windows version to replace the no longer supported but much-loved Windows XP, this proved to be an act of gross folly. I lost the new Windows version as it no longer recognised that is was on its "home" computer! Money down the drain...
I then yielded to the temptation of the Apple Mini offer and have had a long learning curve, but greatly appreciate its integration and its safety from viruses. So I blunder on...
The "Iron Age" (Iron Browser) might be appropriate to my mental state, or perhaps the Bronze Age!
Thanks again for your very full and caring answer. I too am British based: in "Sunny Southport". Best Wishes for the New Year!

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#8
January 9, 2015 at 05:07:24
I bit the bullet and re-installed Yosemite OS X using OS X Internet Recovery.
This took a long time, but solved the Safari problem completely without following the tedious process of going through all the possible add-ons which might have been causing the problem.
I am really delighted at this result and recommend it to those to all those with newer Macs which "have the ability to start up directly from an Internet-based version OS X Recovery..... Starting up from this system performs a quick test of your memory and hard drive to check for hardware issues." I quote from an official Apple document. Thanks to all helpers. No more Beta excursions! Problem solved.

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