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#16075 - 06/15/11 01:47 PM Safari resetting to default
plantsower Offline


Registered: 09/13/09
Loc: Burson, CA
Hi:

My Safari set itself to default settings today without me doing anything. Some other stuff has happened like that but I can't remember what exactly. But it's acting weird. I also have to sign into Yahoo Mail each day instead of every two weeks like normal.

Any ideas what this could mean? Is something getting ready to go?

Thanks.

Rita
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#16077 - 06/15/11 02:06 PM Re: Safari resetting to default [Re: plantsower]
jchuzi Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: New York State
Rita,

Can you remember any of the other "weird" stuff? That might help.

The first thing that I would do is to log into a test account and see if the problem occurs there. That will narrow down the possibilities.
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#16078 - 06/15/11 02:18 PM Re: Safari resetting to default [Re: plantsower]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
C'mon, Rita... You graduated from this forum many moons ago! smile
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#16079 - 06/15/11 02:20 PM Re: Safari resetting to default [Re: artie505]
plantsower Offline


Registered: 09/13/09
Loc: Burson, CA
YEAH, but I didn't know where else to post it. Besides, I still feel like I'm at the beginner stage sometimes. blush
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#16080 - 06/15/11 02:26 PM Re: Safari resetting to default [Re: plantsower]
plantsower Offline


Registered: 09/13/09
Loc: Burson, CA
I don't remember the weird stuff but will pay more attention now. I do remember one thing. Yesterday my ClamXav window popped up for no reason. It never does that. It didn't say I had a virus or anything. Didn't say I needed to update it. It just popped onto the screen.

When I try to get into my test account, it says I need to change the password. Is that normal? Can I have the test account open at the same time as my regular account? It freaks me out to mess with my account. I don't want to screw anything up.

Rita
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#16081 - 06/15/11 02:52 PM Re: Safari resetting to default [Re: plantsower]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Originally Posted By: plantsower
I don't remember the weird stuff but will pay more attention now. I do remember one thing. Yesterday my ClamXav window popped up for no reason. It never does that. It didn't say I had a virus or anything. Didn't say I needed to update it. It just popped onto the screen.

When I try to get into my test account, it says I need to change the password. Is that normal? Can I have the test account open at the same time as my regular account? It freaks me out to mess with my account. I don't want to screw anything up.

Rita

> YEAH, but I didn't know where else to post it.

Safari/All browser questions belong in "Networking."

None of that-all sounds normal.

Have you restarted since this all began? Try starting up in Safe Mode (What is Safe Boot, Safe Mode?)

This will perform some diagnostics, clear some caches, and may help you when you restart regularly.

If you get any pop-ups, please make a note of what they say and let us know.

You can only be logged in to one account at a time, so to log in to your test account you've got to log out of your boot account.
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#16082 - 06/15/11 03:05 PM Re: Safari resetting to default [Re: artie505]
dkmarsh Offline

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Registered: 08/04/09

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You can only be logged in to one account at a time, so to log in to your test account you've got to log out of your boot account.

That's not quite correct. If you have fast user switching enabled (via System Preferences -> Accounts -> Login Options), you can log in to another account without logging out of the account you started in.

You'll have to authenticate to get back in to that account, and some applications or processes which can only function in one account at a time will be suspended until your return, but generally speaking, all applications and documents you had open will stay open in your absence.
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#16083 - 06/15/11 03:13 PM Re: Safari resetting to default [Re: dkmarsh]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Thanks for the clarification.
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#16084 - 06/15/11 03:29 PM Re: Safari resetting to default [Re: plantsower]
dianne Offline

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Registered: 08/04/09
Hi, Rita

I am replying in my role as one of the moderators of the New Users forum at FineTunedMac. My colleagues are alternaut and dkmarsh as noted on the main page.

artie505 is not a FineTunedMac moderator nor administrator.

Please note that I disagree with artie505's entries which state:
Quote:
C'mon, Rita... You graduated from this forum many moons ago! 
and
Quote:
Safari/All browser questions belong in "Networking."


This post by you . . . and any others . . . in New Users is just fine.

We are glad to help all folks who feel like New Users.
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#16085 - 06/15/11 03:41 PM Re: Safari resetting to default [Re: dianne]
joemikeb Online
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
Hear hear Dianne.
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#16086 - 06/15/11 06:07 PM Re: Safari resetting to default [Re: dianne]
plantsower Offline


Registered: 09/13/09
Loc: Burson, CA
Hi Dianne:

Thank you for that. But, Artie has helped me a lot in the past. I think he was just teasing. But it's good to know I don't have to worry about using the Newbie forum. I'm not always sure which one to use, and that's when I use it. smile

Rita


Originally Posted By: dianne
Hi, Rita

I am replying in my role as one of the moderators of the New Users forum at FineTunedMac. My colleagues are alternaut and dkmarsh as noted on the main page.

artie505 is not a FineTunedMac moderator nor administrator.

Please note that I disagree with artie505's entries which state:
Quote:
C'mon, Rita... You graduated from this forum many moons ago! 
and
Quote:
Safari/All browser questions belong in "Networking."


This post by you . . . and any others . . . in New Users is just fine.

We are glad to help all folks who feel like New Users.
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#16087 - 06/15/11 06:10 PM Re: Safari resetting to default [Re: artie505]
plantsower Offline


Registered: 09/13/09
Loc: Burson, CA
I have not restarted. Maybe tomorrow or if it happens again. I'm totally afraid of being locked out or having apps not work if I use the test account. Probably silly. Thanks for info. Of course, if I do get locked out, you will have to be my locksmith and get me back in!!!

Rita


Originally Posted By: artie505
Originally Posted By: plantsower
I don't remember the weird stuff but will pay more attention now. I do remember one thing. Yesterday my ClamXav window popped up for no reason. It never does that. It didn't say I had a virus or anything. Didn't say I needed to update it. It just popped onto the screen.

When I try to get into my test account, it says I need to change the password. Is that normal? Can I have the test account open at the same time as my regular account? It freaks me out to mess with my account. I don't want to screw anything up.

Rita

> YEAH, but I didn't know where else to post it.

Safari/All browser questions belong in "Networking."

None of that-all sounds normal.

Have you restarted since this all began? Try starting up in Safe Mode (What is Safe Boot, Safe Mode?)

This will perform some diagnostics, clear some caches, and may help you when you restart regularly.

If you get any pop-ups, please make a note of what they say and let us know.

You can only be logged in to one account at a time, so to log in to your test account you've got to log out of your boot account.
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iPhone 5s Version 9.3.2 iTunes 12.4.0.119

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#16096 - 06/16/11 02:52 PM Re: Safari resetting to default [Re: plantsower]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
> Of course, if I do get locked out, you will have to be my locksmith and get me back in!!!

I'll sandpaper my fingertips as soon as I finish typing this post. grin

I guess the most prudent approach to both your issue and your fear would be to clear your desktop of important projects before you start mucking about.

Thanks for the vote of confidence. smile
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#16101 - 06/16/11 04:21 PM Re: Safari resetting to default [Re: artie505]
plantsower Offline


Registered: 09/13/09
Loc: Burson, CA
Thanks for the vote of confidence. smile [/quote]

You're welcome.

I cleared my cache and the problems stopped. Magical cache!! If it happens again and clearing the cache doesn't help, I will try the test account thingy.
Keep your fingers sandpapered just in case. You never know.

Rita
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#16107 - 06/16/11 06:40 PM Re: Safari resetting to default [Re: plantsower]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
> I cleared my cache and the problems stopped.

For the benefit of all, Rita, which cache(s) did you clear?
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#16108 - 06/16/11 08:34 PM Re: Safari resetting to default [Re: artie505]
plantsower Offline


Registered: 09/13/09
Loc: Burson, CA
Originally Posted By: artie505
> I cleared my cache and the problems stopped.

For the benefit of all, Rita, which cache(s) did you clear?


OK, here I go again. And you said I didn't belong on the Newbie forum!!!

I just clicked "Empty Cache" under Safari menu. I don't know how else to do it.

Rita
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#16111 - 06/17/11 01:47 AM Re: Safari resetting to default [Re: plantsower]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Originally Posted By: plantsower
I just clicked "Empty Cache" under Safari menu. I don't know how else to do it.

Rita

Thanks; I guessed that you meant Safari's cache, but I wanted to be certain.

And give yourself some credit for both having realized that clearing that cache was a logical approach and for having located Safari's default method. smile
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#16123 - 06/17/11 08:40 AM Re: Safari resetting to default [Re: artie505]
plantsower Offline


Registered: 09/13/09
Loc: Burson, CA
Thanks, Artie. The Yahoo sign in thing happened again. I guess I'll just live with it unless other things start happening again. Then I will do the test thing. Thanks for all your help.

Rita



Originally Posted By: artie505
Originally Posted By: plantsower
I just clicked "Empty Cache" under Safari menu. I don't know how else to do it.

Rita

Thanks; I guessed that you meant Safari's cache, but I wanted to be certain.

And give yourself some credit for both having realized that clearing that cache was a logical approach and for having located Safari's default method. smile
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#16129 - 06/17/11 12:14 PM Re: Safari resetting to default [Re: plantsower]
jchuzi Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: New York State
You might try deleting Yahoo cookies. You'll have to sign in again but that's not new.
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#16130 - 06/17/11 12:26 PM Re: Safari resetting to default [Re: jchuzi]
plantsower Offline


Registered: 09/13/09
Loc: Burson, CA
I wouldn't have thought of that. I'll do that. Thanks.
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