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A solution for Safari crashes on pages using Flash Web Browsers
I had a problem where Safari 1.0 v85 was crashing every time I visited a page with Flash graphics on it. For some strange reason, deleting the com.apple.quicktime.plugin.preferences.plist file from my user's Library -> Preferences folder fixed the problem.
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A solution for Safari crashes on pages using Flash
Authored by: mhutin on Jul 17, '03 12:21:40PM

That's not that strange for me... I remember you that QuickTime is able to handle Flash content as well...



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A solution for Safari crashes on pages using Flash
Authored by: Eravau on Jul 17, '03 12:32:28PM
It's not too strange of a solution. Corrupt preference files have been a crash-causing factor forever on the Mac. It's no different on OS X.

And QuickTime has built-in Flash display ability...and so is probably what was being used to try and display the Flash content you were attempting to view. Deleting corrupt preference file fixed the problem (as it often does).

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A solution for Safari crashes on pages using Flash
Authored by: gidds on Jul 17, '03 01:49:40PM

QuickTime does seem prone to preference file problems. Occasionally it'll refuse to start up when I want it to play a music file, so I've already had quite a bit of practice in deleting its preference file...

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A solution for Safari crashes on pages using Flash
Authored by: vbhaura on Jul 18, '03 03:20:15PM

i have deleted the preference file but to no avail. restarted Safari and the preference file is re-created and Flash doesnt work 8-(



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A solution for Safari crashes on pages using Flash
Authored by: enentrup on Jul 23, '03 02:10:20AM

No prob with Flash...But I can't go to ANY website and enter text into a search field without Safari crashing. I've blown away a BUNCH of old pref files, but to no avail. I've blown the app away, reinstalled, and still, same prob. Go to ebay, enter a couple of keystrokes in the search field, and crash. Go to my credit union's website, start to enter my acct. no....crash. Thoughts?



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A solution for Safari crashes on pages using Flash
Authored by: lugal on Jul 27, '03 12:35:36AM

I had a similar problem with Acrobat. Worked fine in Classic, but crashed immediately upon launching in two accounts on my machine. Interestingly, it worked just fine a third account on the same machine. The problem was a corrupted ~/Library/Preferences/.GlobalPreferences.plist file.

Since it's invisible, it's easy to overlook. Try renaming this file in the terminal (just to hold on to it, in case it isn't the solution) and see if Safari works any better with the new file that the system creates in its place. Note: if it fixes Safari for you, you'll have to reset most of your account's Sytem Preferences settings.



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A solution for Safari crashes on pages using Flash
Authored by: noisy-noise on Feb 14, '04 08:28:59AM

I have the exact same issue. On apple.com I can enter text without a crash but anywhere else it will crash. If I get it to work I'll post my soulution.



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