Missing e for Safari: Not Working? Try This!
If you’ve installed Missing e for Safari on an Apple computer, there is a small chance you may find that the extension won’t actually run. This is often a problem with the Safari browser, but can sometimes be fixed without too much difficulty.
If you see this e. button in your browser toolbar, you’ll know Missing e is installed.
However, if you don’t see this e. button beside the logout button on your Tumblr dashboard, Missing e isn’t actually running properly.
For some (but not all) users, this can be fixed with one of these simple steps. After trying each one, remember to reload your dashboard to see if the missing e. shows up. When it does, you are done!
If your Safari browser is not up-to-date, getting the newest version can sometimes fix this problem. To do so on an Apple computer, simply open the Apple menu at the top left of your screen and open Software Update. Follow the instructions to apply any updates available for Safari.
Disable and Re-Enable Missing e
Maybe updating Safari didn’t help, maybe yours is up-to-date. The next step is to disable and re-enable Missing e. Follow these instructions in the FAQ, and make sure to follow the optional step of restarting Safari.
Disable and Re-Enable Extensions
Okay, still not working? Sorry about that! Try this:
- Open the Safari Preferences window (click the Safari menu in the menubar and click on Preferences)
- Click on the Extensions tab in the Safari Preferences window
- Click the big ON/OFF switch to turn it to the OFF position
- Restart Safari
- After getting back to the Extensions tab, click the big ON/OFF switch to turn it back to the ON position
Reinstall Missing e
No luck yet? The next thing to try is to uninstall and reinstall Missing e. It is best to save your settings, because uninstalling Missing e will reset them to the defaults.
Now for the tougher bit!
If none of these solutions has worked for you, the problem may be with some internal Safari settings. Follow these steps to see if this applies to you.
- Quit Safari.
- Open the Terminal app and paste this command into it and hit return:
defaults write com.apple.Safari IncludeInternalDebugMenu 1
- Start Safari. A new Debug item will appear in the menubar.
- In the Debug menu, if the item "Use Multi-process Windows" is not checked, turn it on.
- You can now disable the Debug menu by opening the Terminal app and pasting this command in it and hitting return:
defaults write com.apple.Safari IncludeInternalDebugMenu 0
- Restart Safari.
Nothing has worked?
If none of these solutions solves your problem, the issue with your browser may be more serious. I suggest consulting Safari support on Apple’s website.
I was recently asked about what kind of computer I use to develop Missing e.
The answer is: a Mac.
I find too many people expect to find developers working away on a Windows (or maybe Linux) computer. That’s not always the case! Don’t forget that OS X is a Unix-based operating system with a lot going on under the pretty, pretty interface.
Missing e is developed on a MacBook and tested for all browsers on Mac, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Ubuntu Linux machines.