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Cannot see text in Safari on a Windows XP PC

Posted in Apple on the June 12th, 2007

Safari on Windows XP
Just installed the brand new Apple’s Safari browser on a Windows XP machine and no text shows up (See Image). There are no menu bars, no bookmarks and no text on the web page that is displayed. The images seem to load up fine and that is the only thing that seems to work. The address bar is clickable but can’t more info

seem to type anything in it. Same thing with the search box. Tried rebooting and uninstalling and reinstalling but doesn’t seem to help. Has anyone run into the same issue?

UPDATE (6/22/07): A new Safari beta 3.0.2 has been released by Apple which seems to have fixed this issue. You can either uninstall and download the new version from Apple’s website or use the Apple software updater to get the new beta.

9 Responses to 'Cannot see text in Safari on a Windows XP PC'

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  1. David Ross said,

    on June 12th, 2007 at 11:16 am

    I have the same problem! Windows XP Pro, and no text in Safari.

    No menu bars, no web page text, etc.

    I can click on a spot in the menu bar, but it still not display any text.

    C’mon apple, do a better job. I know it’s a beta, but that’s still crummy.

  2. kevin said,

    on June 12th, 2007 at 11:44 am

    I have had this problem as well. I installed it at work and it looked like this. I tried on my laptop at home and it looked like this and then I tried it on my desktop and it worked. I also have a buddy that got it to work. I have no idea what to do.

  3. MJ said,

    on June 12th, 2007 at 12:47 pm

    Looks like a missing font file!

  4. Tyler said,

    on June 14th, 2007 at 8:22 am

    Which font would that be? I have the same issue…

  5. ViewtifulIsh said,

    on June 14th, 2007 at 10:42 am

    i have same problem plz could u help , if u find out a fix plz pplz send fix to

  6. Jody said,

    on June 15th, 2007 at 5:34 am

    For what it’s worth, I am having the same problem running Vista.

  7. Jody said,

    on June 15th, 2007 at 5:39 am

    Here’s the fix:

  8. Dan said,

    on June 18th, 2007 at 12:25 pm

    Thanks Jody,
    Apple should at least send you a free iPod.
    ciao, Dan

  9. ipad said,

    on June 20th, 2010 at 3:44 am

    Good info and I like the layout and theme of your website too. I hope this web site keeps growing and you still build it.

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