Safari 1.1: Safari Quits Unexpectedly When PithHelmet Is Installed

If you have installed PithHelmet software on Mac OS X Panther, Safari may unexpectedly quit when opened.
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Symptom

When you try to open Safari on Panther, its icon bounces in the Dock as if it's going to open, but it doesn't. An alert appears instead.


Solution

PithHelmet version 0.7.1 is compatible with Mac OS X 10.2.8 or earlier. See the developer's website for information on a Panther-compatible release.

You can resolve the issue by removing the PithHelmet "SIMBL" file, which will disable PithHelmet but allow Safari to work.
    1. Click the Finder icon in the Dock.
    2. From the Go menu, choose Go to Folder.
    3. Type: ~/Library/Application Support
    4. Click Go.
    5. Search this folder for a file named "SIMBL".
    6. If present, drag it to the Desktop.
    7. Try to open Safari again.

If this does not resolve the issue, the issue may not be related to PithHelmet. Review the troubleshooting in technical document 107567, "Safari: Unexpectedly Quits."

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Published Date: Feb 19, 2012