Did you make the same mistake I did, and update to Safari 4 when it was offered as a Software Update, then found some things didn't work any more, or you just plain don't like Safari 4? If so, here's how to revert back to Safari 3.2.3 on Mac OS X Leopard.
- Remove your existing Safari installation. Drag
/Applications/Safari.appto the Trash, and rename the
~/Library/Safarifolder (where ~ is your home folder, e.g. /Users/your-username) to something else (you're essentially making a backup here). It is important that you empty the Trash after doing this, as I found my 'new' Safari copied itself to my Trash folder.
~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Safari.RSS.plist(if you have it - I didn't, but then I wasn't subscribed to any feeds) to something else (backups again - these files contain your bookmarks and RSS feeds so if you don't want to lose them, don't skip this step)
/System/Library/Frameworks/WebKit.framework/Resources/Info.plistand replace all instances of the number 5530 with 5525. Please note: you may need to modify the file's permissions in order to be able to edit it. This can be done by right-clicking it, selecting Get Info, and modifying the permissions at the bottom - you need to give your username read and write access.
- Download Safari 3.2.3 and install it (you will be asked to reboot afterwards)
- Hey presto, you have Safari 3 again! Replace the files from step 2 (you may need to remove the new files created by Safari 3). Some people have said this doesn't seem to work for them, and if it doesn't for you or screws up your Safari, you might need to open the files and add your bookmarks back in manually... It seems there might be an inconsistency in the XML but I haven't looked into it in too much detail.
There you go, just thought I would share :P
Instructions for Tiger (Mac OS X 10.4)
Edit: I have been asked for instructions for Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) - unfortunately, I don't have access to that version, but I'm told the instructions do work, except that the following modifications are to be made:
- In step 3, you will need to replace the number 4530 with 4525.
- In step 4, download Safari 3 for Tiger instead of the Leopard version linked.
- Please note that file locations (steps 1, 2 and 3) may be slightly different in Tiger.