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blue squares on safari?????

by lennyonps3 / August 4, 2007 5:26 AM PDT

im curious as to why im getting a blue square with a question mark on websites like myspace when i click on view more pictures when im on safari?
am i missing some sort of plugin or anything like that???? i try to refresh and sometimes it gets fixed, but other times i keep refreshing the page and nothing happens. i keep getting the blue box and i just give up. anyone have any idea how to fix this?

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and your other information includes,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / August 4, 2007 7:59 AM PDT

your OS version.
your Safari version,
and what you have done to correct this problem so far

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by lennyonps3 / August 5, 2007 6:59 AM PDT

mac os x version 10.4.10
safari version 2.0.4 (419.3)

and im on here looking for a solution to this problem. i've been searching online and in forums to see if i can get any answers. but so far nothing.

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Here's something to try.
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / August 5, 2007 8:50 AM PDT
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Download the Beta version of Safari 3.0 which is very stable and "might" fix your problem.

Apart from "myspace", which is very generic, do you have a particular website that you can call up these blue squares at will?

IF so, feel free to share

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safari 3.0 still blue squares
by lennyonps3 / August 17, 2007 8:36 PM PDT

apart from myspace. basically any site with images. especially myspace. and even when i google an "image" i get the same squares.

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Blue Squares
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / August 17, 2007 11:09 PM PDT

Ok, now we are reaching.

Open the preferences and make sure that you have, under the Appearance Tab, the option to display images checked.

Under Security, Check all except "Always and Never".

Try now.

If that fails, quit Safari and go to your Home folder>Library>preferences and drag com.appl.safari.plist to the trash.

Launch Safari and see what happens.

Let us know

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already had those settings
by lennyonps3 / August 18, 2007 5:30 AM PDT
In reply to: Blue Squares

before i start i just want to say thanks for your help mrmacfixit. ok....now. the preferences that you told me to do, i already had them like that. so i dont know if i should do that com.appl.safari.plist and send it to the trash. just curious but what exactly is that? lol.

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It is the preference file for Safari
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / August 18, 2007 10:08 AM PDT

If it is deleted, a new file is created the instant you launch Safari.
It will have the default settings but may be all you need to fix this problem

Give it a whirl

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Same Problem with blue question marks....
by Eric Owens / August 28, 2007 2:01 PM PDT

I was on the phone with Apple tech support for two hours yestuday and they never solved my poblem. They sure tried hard though. My problem seems to be just with MySpace. I even went in to a Mac store today and tried another computer and MySpace worked fine there as well. So it's something with my computer. Oddly, this is my second iMac in three weeks to own and both have done the same thing. I've tried trashing that file you mentioned earlier but that didn't work. I've tried the beta version. Any other sugestions?

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Rosetta
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / August 28, 2007 9:44 PM PDT

Someone mentioned that running the Rosetta emulation in Safari on an Intel iMac, prevented Java from working.
Turning it off allowed Java to work again but at the expense of Flash.

Take another look at Safari preferences and see it you can find the Rosetta Emulation mode check box.
I could be wrong, it may not be in the Safari preferences, so do a Spotlight search for Rosetta.

Let us know how you get on

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Didn't work....
by Eric Owens / August 29, 2007 1:55 PM PDT
In reply to: Rosetta

Thanks but the Rosetta thing didn't work. Just made Safari slower. Still the question marks! URGHHHH! Keep sugesting stuff. i'm willing to try anything!

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weirder....
by Eric Owens / August 30, 2007 2:02 PM PDT
In reply to: Didn't work....

Literally took my computer to an apple store today and it works perfectly on their internet. Doesn't make sense to me.

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Now that is interesting.
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / August 30, 2007 9:41 PM PDT
In reply to: weirder....

exactly how are you connected to the internet at home?

Everything listed from the modem onwards.

Wireless or wired?

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My connection....
by Eric Owens / August 31, 2007 3:18 PM PDT

I'm connected wirelessly through a 2wire modem. I have tried connecting with the ethernet cable and get the same results. I think it's all strange myself. I'm not a novice at computers. I am to the Mac though. I feel like there is possibly a compatibility issue between my modem and the computer. Any idea? i have now notice the problem on Facebook as well. i'm sure it appears on other websites but haven't discovered any others as of to date.

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Got me stumped,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / September 1, 2007 12:59 AM PDT
In reply to: My connection....

but here comes a passing straw.

Under Safari, in the menu bar, check to see if you have Block Pop-Up Windows checked.
If so, uncheck it.

Did we do the "Reset Safari" thing yet? If not, try that.

It is unlikely that there is any form of mismatch between the modem and the computer.

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pop up windos....
by Eric Owens / September 2, 2007 1:14 PM PDT
In reply to: Got me stumped,

i have had them enabled and disabled. Neither thing works. I also have reseet safari a dozen times. Doesn't help. it's something at my house. I know it's strange but it's just gota be since I took the computer somewhere else and used their internet to make MySpace work great!

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Interesting
by rashidtem / September 2, 2007 1:17 PM PDT
In reply to: pop up windos....

I've been using Safari for over 5 years and I'm so happy with a pop up issue. I dont have any unwanted pop ups. Its smart enough to remember websites such as banks to let their important pop up work.

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