How to file a Safari bug report/javascript global object memory leaks

Discussion in 'Apple' started by Michael Breslau, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. I have been plagued for over a week by phantom audio streams (not
    advertising, sounds like a movie soundtrrack; different every day)
    every time I open a Safari window. The only way I can get rid of it is
    to disable javascript.

    Today I closed every window to see if that would stop the audio.
    Safari displayed an error dialog:
    global resource leaks
    8 javascript global objects detected
    file a bug report about this

    This message only appears when every window is closed.

    Unfortunately, the messaage does not tell me HOW to file an error
    report. How does a non-programmer file an error report?

    Michael Breslau, Jan 17, 2014
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  2. Michael Breslau

    billy Guest

    Go to and start by following the
    link on the "An Apple ID is required to use this tool" line,
    unless you already have an Apple ID that works on this page.

    Billy Y..
    billy, Jan 18, 2014
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  3. Michael Breslau

    David Empson Guest

    Summary: register with Apple as a developer (free), which gives you the
    right to use the bug reporter, then visit the bug reporter web site and
    file a detailed bug report there.

    Registering as a developer doesn't mean you need to be a programmer, and
    doesn't place any particular requirements on you. In particular, you
    don't have to agree to a non-disclosure agreement (which is part of the
    paid developer programmes), but you also don't get access to pre-release

    It seems Apple has made the link to register as a developer somewhat
    harder to locate, but I found it by going to,
    then following the "Compare Developer Programs" link, which led me to:

    You can use an existing Apple ID, or set up another one specifically for
    development tasks.

    Once you are registered, you can file a bug report by going to

    Sign in with your developer Apple ID, then you can fill in a form to
    file a new bug report, view and add details to your previous bug
    reports, etc.

    When filing a new bug report you need to follow a defined structure,
    which is much easier to do since they updated the user interface.
    David Empson, Jan 18, 2014
  4. FWIW, today I do not have phantom audio streams, and I haven't
    done anything to get rid of them.
    Thanks for the advice, I will file an Apple Bug Report soon.
    Michael Breslau, Jan 18, 2014
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