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Nov 24, 2020 at 6:34 pm #3685598
Tried yesterday, then again today, to add a photo from Mac / Safari to a forum follow-up post. Clicking the circled button does nothing:
Running the latest Safari:
Text-only posts work fine; editing only text on a just-posted-post-with-photo works fine. Haven’t messed with Safari settings in quite a while.
I’ve posted with photos successfully from Firefox on the same computer. Including this message.
— RexNov 24, 2020 at 6:46 pm #3685601
testNov 24, 2020 at 6:48 pm #3685603
I’m running Safari 14.0, not 14.0.1, so there’s that difference.
I also am not running Big Sur, so if you are, that would be a difference as well.Nov 24, 2020 at 7:57 pm #3685619
test 2 after installing safari 14.0.1, but still not running Big SurNov 24, 2020 at 8:03 pm #3685621
@rex If you can email me the exact image file that would be great.Nov 24, 2020 at 8:39 pm #3685626
it doesn’t seem like the image file has anything to do with it, if I understand Rex’s initial post. He said that clicking the button that would allow him to choose a file instead does nothing. Something about the button. He never gets to the file. Unless I’m misunderstanding his initial post.Nov 24, 2020 at 8:53 pm #3685627Nov 24, 2020 at 9:05 pm #3685629
FWIW, I’ve got the Safari popup blocker set to “Block and Notify”.Nov 24, 2020 at 9:11 pm #3685630
Second try with BPL pop-up blocker on “Allow,” quit Safari, relaunched, “Allow” still on …
Nope. When I click the image upload button (circled in OP), nothing happens. Can’t choose any file.
The images I tried and failed with Safari, but succeeded with Firefox, are in these posts:
Last time I uploaded image successfully with Safari was a month ago:
but I didn’t try again until a couple of days ago.
— RexNov 24, 2020 at 9:24 pm #3685632
What OS version are you running?
What third party blockers are you running?
What Safari extensions are you running?Nov 24, 2020 at 9:32 pm #3685634
Mojave 10.14.6 (see below for why)
Ka-Block! 3.3 for last two questions
Except for point upgrades, no changes in months.
Five-year-old MacBook Pro getting flakier. Hoping to hold out for an iMac with Apple Silicon, ~6 months.
But it’s acting weirder over time. If I’m the only one with this problem, chalk it up to random bit rot at my end. Might be forced into drastic measures sooner that I hoped.
— Rex, who supported Macs for a living for about 25 years.Nov 24, 2020 at 9:46 pm #3685637
“Rex, who supported Macs for a living for about 25 years.”
I think that’s a hint for me to bow out. :-) Hope you get it solved Rex, it must be a bit frustrating.Nov 24, 2020 at 10:52 pm #3685647
@doug-i Thanks for the suggestions. Even experts miss obvious stuff sometimes. “Step 1 – Is it plugged in?” doesn’t get asked to annoy people.
— RexNov 24, 2020 at 11:54 pm #3685649
I’ve tried everything tonight, @rex. Can’t replicate it.
maybe tim apple is trying to obsolete uNov 25, 2020 at 7:08 pm #3685802
Re-installed MacOS (multi-hour process), many mysteries resolved, including this one. Poppy photo uploaded via Safari with no drama.
Sorry for all the trouble.
— RexNov 25, 2020 at 9:41 pm #3685823
No trouble at all Rex, thanks for your efforts.
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