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There is no browser forum so I'm posting this here. I just had Verizon Fios installed and now having problems with Safari. I open the browser and have AOL as my home page. When I go to open my e mail or a news item Safari quits. I doesn't happen all the time and it just might be a coincidence that this is happening after the Fios installation but, nevertheless, it does happen on both of my computers. Using Firefox seems to work okay. We never had this problem with our previous DSL internet connections. Any ideas??

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The first thing I'd recommend is to reset Safari to factory defaults. This is done by clicking the Safari menu and choosing "Reset Safari". Choose all of the check boxes and click 'Reset'.

Once this is done, you may also want to update your Adobe Flash plug-in. You can get the latest version here:

Adobe - Install a different version of Adobe Flash Player

Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!
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The first thing I'd recommend is to reset Safari to factory defaults. This is done by clicking the Safari menu and choosing "Reset Safari". Choose all of the check boxes and click 'Reset'.

Once this is done, you may also want to update your Adobe Flash plug-in. You can get the latest version here:

Adobe - Install a different version of Adobe Flash Player

Thanks for the tip! I did what you said first thing this morning. I will let you know if I have the same problem as the day progresses.

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Well, after resetting Safari and downloading a new Adobe Flash Safari quit only once yesterday. Today however it quit 3 times within a half an hour! If it keeps up I'm going to use Firefox as my browser. Someone else in my office switched over and is not having any problems. Just a thought; maybe it has something to do with the fact that I use AOL for my default web page and e mail???

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What version of OS X are you using? Have you installed any plug-ins for Safari?

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What version of OS X are you using? Have you installed any plug-ins for Safari?
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I haven't installed any plug ins.

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OK. 10.4 is kind of old now and Apple has dropped support for it. So, you're probably not getting regular updates to Safari that can correct bugs that cause this kind of behavior on newer sites. Admittedly, it shouldn't be crashing - but it doesn't surprise me. Seeing as how you've got an Intel Mac, is there any reason you haven't upgraded to at least 10.6?

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OK. 10.4 is kind of old now and Apple has dropped support for it. So, you're probably not getting regular updates to Safari that can correct bugs that cause this kind of behavior on newer sites. Admittedly, it shouldn't be crashing - but it doesn't surprise me. Seeing as how you've got an Intel Mac, is there any reason you haven't upgraded to at least 10.6?

The main reason is that I have a mailing list that I generated in 1986 on my Mac Plus that I've messaged since then. It made the upgrade from the Plus to the iMac, to the MacBook with only minor problems. I'm reluctant to make the upgrade to Leopard for fear that I will lose my list. The Apple Store could not give me a definitive answer as to whether it will work or not, so I've put off the upgrade until I absolutely have to.

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The main reason is that I have a mailing list that I generated in 1986 on my Mac Plus that I've messaged since then. It made the upgrade from the Plus to the iMac, to the MacBook with only minor problems. I'm reluctant to make the upgrade to Leopard for fear that I will lose my list. The Apple Store could not give me a definitive answer as to whether it will work or not, so I've put off the upgrade until I absolutely have to.

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That shouldn't be a problem, particularly if you have a good backup on an external hard drive. I think you're at the point where you should be concerned about having that machine on the Internet, especially since it's not being patched for security-related bugs.

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