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  1. #1

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    Jul 28, 2011
    manually quit safari
    I am getting glitches in safari and have been having to shutdown my whole computer by holding the power button. It freezes up and when audio is playing it skips. How do I manually escape safari when pressing the keys only and not the track pad/ "mouse"

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    harryb2448's Avatar
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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac, i7 4GHz, 32GB memory, 1TB Blade Drive, OS X.13.4
    Go to Menu Bar under the Apple icon and hit "Force Quit" and if not available hit the escape button.

    Sounds like you have a hardware problem rather than a Safari problem.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    toMACsh's Avatar
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    Jul 30, 2009
    Mac Mini (Late 2014) 2.6GHz Intel Core i5 Memory: 8GB 1600MHz DDR3
    Quote Originally Posted by cavaliermatt View Post
    How do I manually escape safari when pressing the keys only and not the track pad/ "mouse"

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    Feb 18, 2010
    if you don't see the app in the "Force Quit" menu - you can always use activity monitor and/or terminal. Open Terminal within Applications -> Utility and then type "top". Find the process ID you want to kill and then type "kill -9 processID"

    This should always work...

  5. #5

    Member Since
    Jul 28, 2011
    Thank you all, and i agree about my hardware problem, I bought a "re-furbished" macbook and am regretting it now, now install discs nuthin... But lessons learned, I am getting an external HD this week so I can back up, because it seems as if it is inevitable that this is going to crash on me.

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    Randy B. Singer's Avatar
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    Feb 01, 2011
    Sacramento, California
    Are you only having a problem with Safari? If so, you may simply be having a problem with incompatible (i.e. outdated) plug-ins.

    You can determine which plug-ins are installed under Help --> Plug-ins in Safari. Use Google to find the most recent version of each of these plug-ins and update them.

    The most commonly problematic Safari plug-in is Flash Player. You might want to update this first thing. You need to uninstall it before updating it. To uninstall Flash Player:
    Uninstall Flash Player | Mac OS
    Then download and reinstall the latest version of Flash Player:
    Adobe - Install a different version of Adobe Flash Player
    Randy B. Singer
    Co-author of The Macintosh Bible (4th, 5th, and 6th editions)
    Mac OS X Routine Maintenance

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