Noticed a bug on my Safari after upgrading to Lion. Haven’t been able to recreate it is as it appears to be random, when using Safari and you close some tabs. When you try to quit the Safari, the option is greyed out from the Safari Menu and Command+Q does not work. If you try to restart your mac you’ll get the screen shot below.
So far there doesn’t seem to be a patch in place and temporary solution so far is to Force Quit Safari. You can also delete the Safari icon on the dock and add it back. Will keep updating this post still a permanent solution is found or is patched by Apple.
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This has happened a couple of times in the last few weeks, just now being the most recent. Still on Snow Leopard but system has been configured for Lion (thru updates). Have had to do a hard shutdown on both occasions as no other options were available.
I reinstalled my adobe flash drive and it fixed it. See if that helps.
Thanks Nadia, amazing just updated so far I haven’t encountered the issue. will keep a close eye.
i just encountered the same problem and fixed it- here’s how:
i) open a terminal window
ii) type: ps -A | grep Safari
ii) look for the process number on the left hand side of the output, mine looked like:
7867 ?? 2:27.50 /Applications/Safari.app/Contents/MacOS/Safari -psn_0_2138634
iii) kill the process with the kill command followed by the process number, so in my case i entered:
et voilÃ , you have made a safari kill without hurting any animals!
hope that helps.
I’m a little late to the party as I only recently upgraded to Lion but I had this same exact problem afterward. I reinstalled Adobe Flash since that was the easiest one to test and it fixed my issue with this right up. Many thanks for the great suggestion. Cheers.
Installing adobe flash worked just great! Thanks
I encountered the same issue, I went to activity monitor, checked on windowed processes and force killed Safari, that did the trick.
1. Open Terminal
2. Run: killall -9 Safari