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Save Safari 5 from the FastBrowserSearch plugin Web Browsers
There are some obsolete plugins that can give Safari 5 a lot of grief, and there are some reports on the Apple forums of a problematic plugin called FastBrowserSearch. It's apparently not new but I didn't see it posted here so thought I'd submit it. It's not hard to uninstall but it's a little tricky where it's placed. If you open Safari and get the FastBrowserSearch Plugin error, this hint is for you.

Quit Safari the delete this plist file (If you look in this plist, it calls MTWB.osax):
~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.MTWB.Product.plist

Next, delete the MTWB.osax file located here:
~/Library/ScriptingAdditions/MTWB.osax

Relaunch Safari and it should be working again.

[crarko adds: I haven't tested this one. I didn't have the MTWB.osax installed, as FastBrowserSearch is a third party plugin. If you liked the feature you could ping on the developer for a Safari 5 compatible version. The thread at Apple discussions referenced in the link above gives some more analysis which may be useful in troubleshooting other plugin issues if you experience them.]
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Save Safari 5 from the FastBrowserSearch plugin
Authored by: renaultssoftware on Aug 30, '10 01:13:11PM

One hint today only?!

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Save Safari 5 from the FastBrowserSearch plugin
Authored by: crarko on Aug 30, '10 01:38:19PM

There was a problem with the other one.



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Save Safari 5 from the FastBrowserSearch plugin
Authored by: gsgm on Aug 30, '10 04:42:42PM

Might be a bit off topic, but I have been using http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/plugincheck/ weekly to check for out of date plugins.

The way OS X works, most web apps actually share the same plugins. So the URL above works whether you check with Safari or Firefox.



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