Many folks use plug-ins to add to their browser’s functionality. Plug-ins are small programs that can enhance the capabilities of your browser. At times however, they can end up being problematic. Some plug-ins may be incompatible with other existing plug-ins and render your Web browser unstable or may simply reduce the speed of your browser for whatever reason. If this is case, you may want to remove the offending plug-in from Safari.
Safari typically stores plug-ins in either in the Macintosh HD/Library/Internet Plug-ins folder or in the Plug-ins folder under your Home folder’s Library – [your user name/Library/Internet Plug-ins. As an example, if your user name was Susan, then you would find your Plug-ins folder at: Susan/Library/Internet Plug-ins. Note that in Mac OS X Lion, the Library folder is hidden. To temporarily display it, click Go on the Finder menu and hold down the Option or Alt key. The Library folder will display as along as the key is held down.
Once you find the Plug-in that you want to remove, select the file and move it to the Trash. You will then need to restart Safari in order for the changes to take effect. If you just want to discover whether a particular plug-in is causing problems with Safari (and not necessarily delete the plug-in), you can simply move it to another folder. This way, you can always copy it back later to the Plug-ins folder, if need be.
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