How to Downgrade from Safari 3 Beta: A Detailed Guide

Several users have encountered significant issues with the installation of the Safari 3 Beta, which is still in its testing phase. Problems range from the inability to launch the browser itself to disruptions in other Apple applications that rely on WebKit.

For those unable to utilize the bundled uninstaller previously discussed, a useful resource might be this thread at Apple Discussions. It reveals that the original WebKit and JavaScript frameworks, along with the Safari 2 application, are safely archived in /Library/Application Support/Apple/.SafariBetaArchive.tar.gz.

This hidden file (. indicates it is hidden) can be accessed via the Terminal.

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