For Safari, enable the Develop Window and use an option in there that works. [crarko adds: I don't have an older system active at the moment to try this.

I had tried a ton of suggested fixes for the issue before stumbling upon this work around. In it, I link to the Apple discussion forums at the bottom, where people have been saying that this workaround fixes the issue for them.

[crarko adds: I find I already don't have middle names in any of my Contacts, so I've not seen this.

I use the same mechanism to launch 'site specific browsers apps' created by Fluid.

For example I have a JIRA app wrapper which looks for anything staring with

They say it's not a bug, it's by design here, even though Google's support page says it accepts Safari 4 as a fully supported browser.

If you want Google searches to go back to the modern style, you need to change your User-Agent string.I wonder if something is going on at Apple's end, where the Siri processing gets done.Perhaps in preparation for i OS 8.] As of August 29, 2014, Google has decided to intentionally break old browsers.To fix things for the moment I simply removed the jdk folders.And then checked that the reported version of Java was 1.6 on each Mac.Simply put, you can have multiple versions of Java in different places.