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    Safari quits when typing into a text box

    Whenever I type something into a text box, e.g. Google, Safari crashes when I press the enter button of click the search button. It happens on all sites with text input.
    Anyone any ideas why?
    BTW, everything is up to date!

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    Re: Safari quits when typing into a text box

    is this the windows version?

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    Re: Safari quits when typing into a text box

    No, Mac

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    Re: Safari quits when typing into a text box

    odd im not overly keen on it myself but it did it in windows when i was giving it ago.

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    Re: Safari quits when typing into a text box

    Have you tried resetting safari, by going to Safari>reset Safari?

    Also if that does not help try deleting any .plist files that Safari uses from your library folder. Apparently corrupted plsts can stop programs running correctly. May help with your problem.

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    Re: Safari quits when typing into a text box

    Done the Safari reset & deleted the .plist files, but it still crashes :-(
    Just installed Firefox and that's fine!

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    Re: Safari quits when typing into a text box

    Which version of Safari 2 or 3 (beta)?

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    Re: Safari quits when typing into a text box

    Quote Originally Posted by nawbus
    Whenever I type something into a text box, e.g. Google, Safari crashes
    I dont believe you. Macs "just work"



    Just stick with firefox or opera

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    Re: Safari quits when typing into a text box

    It's happening with both Safari 2 and 3 (beta). I tried 3 as I thought that would solve it - wrong!
    I think it's caused by a corruption in the profile as on the machine's second user Safari works perfectly.

    Quote Originally Posted by j17sparky
    I dont believe you. Macs "just work"

    Just stick with firefox or opera
    No they don't! All spin over substance. One of our other Macs threw a wobbler and created a new user profile one day and nearly lost a lot of work!

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    Re: Safari quits when typing into a text box

    Could try repairing the permissions on the drive. Go into disk utitilty and run it on the drive safari is running off. You be suprised how a messed up permission in OSX can crash some applications.

    Ross

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    Re: Safari quits when typing into a text box

    Quote Originally Posted by Ross2k5
    Could try repairing the permissions on the drive. Go into disk utitilty and run it on the drive safari is running off. You be suprised how a messed up permission in OSX can crash some applications.

    Ross
    Yeah tried that as well - didn't work either! :-(

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    Re: Safari quits when typing into a text box

    Move all your work over to the new profile and continue using that. One option I suppose.

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    Re: Safari quits when typing into a text box

    have you tried trashing - ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.internetconfig.plist

    oh, and ~/Library/Caches/Safari

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    Re: Safari quits when typing into a text box

    Quote Originally Posted by manxdan
    have you tried trashing - ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.internetconfig.plist

    oh, and ~/Library/Caches/Safari
    Tried those and it doesn't work. I think Firefox will have to do!

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    Re: Safari quits when typing into a text box

    download this

    http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/22790

    it will check your pref files for coruption also try booting from the mac x dvd and do a disk check from there.

    mark

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