Anyone else find Safari to be VERY frustrating to use?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by MrMan112, Jul 30, 2005.

  1. MrMan112 macrumors member

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    Since Tiger came out, I switched from Firefox to Safari. Lately, I've been noticing that Safari loads pages very slowly, and it often freezes up (the rainbow spinning thing shows up).

    The freezing was enough to send me back to Firefox. Is the caused by something with my computer, or is it just the way Safari is?
     
  2. Xtremehkr macrumors 68000

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    Just the opposite, the latest version of Safari rocks.
     
  3. matthew24 macrumors 6502

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    Do you reset Safari once in a while? (could help)
     
  4. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Must be a problem somewhere else in your system.
    Did you do a upgrade or a completely new install?
    Maybe a little more info...

    What kind of settings are you using with Safari?
    Any add ons?

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  5. wkw macrumors 6502

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    I get the spinning beachball too. I am using the latest version. I am trying out Shiira, its quite snappy and imported all my safari bookmarks.
     
  6. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Nah... there is the occasional beach-balling with Safari 2 and it crashes every now and then (almost exclusively when closing tabs after visiting sites with shady cgi-programming), but I still find it the best browser at the moment (also coming from Firefox under Panther).

    If you're too annoyed with Safari, try the nightly builds of Firefox 1.1/1.5. There has been some mentioning of that being very much better with Tiger than Firefox 1.0.x.

    There's always Opera, Shiira and Camino, too if you want to try some different browsers. All free ones with some dedicated followers... ;)
     
  7. Over Achiever macrumors 68000

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    Wow I've never heard of this browser before ... reminds me of Avant on PC (adds features to IE like this adds features to Safari)

    I'm using it now ... it's really nice! ^^
     
  8. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    no problems using safari for me, it rocks, im actually NOT using Camino as my main browser which is surprising, perhaps i will switch back with the next build
     
  9. m-dogg macrumors 65816

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    while I am happy with safari, shiira does look pretty cool - some nice eye candy-type stuff...tab expose, page turning..I'll have to check it out!
     
  10. Sogo macrumors 6502

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    Whao whao whao whoa, whoa. Where are these builds of Firefox 1.5?
     
  11. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    1.1 = 1.5, sort of (I'm stretching it a bit ;)). There were some reports a week ago about Mozilla skipping the 1.1 release and going directly for 1.5, because 1.1 has so many added features that it made more sense to call it 1.5.
     
  12. Sogo macrumors 6502

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    Thats all fine and dandy, but you said "try the nightly builds of Firefox 1.1/1.5." Which, to me, means that we can download the pre release builds...I have yet to find it.
     
  13. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Try here.

    Edit: Hey! I didn't get Firefox, but Deer Park Alpha 2. That's new, isn't it? :)
     
  14. Sogo macrumors 6502

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    Well then, thank you. I shall try it.
     
  15. Sogo macrumors 6502

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    Funny story: I open deerpark from the DMG and its fine... I Open deerpark from hardrive, its all messed up...OH well...cant really complain.
     
  16. za9ra22 macrumors 6502

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    On my G5, and mini, Safari runs pretty well. No major issues other than that on the mini it suffers the memory leak problem which means that after a couple of days of continuous use it gets a bit sluggish. Qutiing and restarting resolves the problem completely. It has the same memory leak problem on the G5 too of course, but even after a week, does not cause any performance issues.

    BUT, running Safari on my old G4/450 Sawtooth is a lesson in frustration. On this system the memory leak problem doesn't seem to occur, but clicking on almost any link on any page pushes the CPU to 100% (Activity Monitor shows Safari has about 87-93% of that) and the spinning beachball appears. The stall lasts anything from just under a second to maybe 10 seconds, depending on which site is involved - and ironically, Apple's web site (particularly the support and dicussion areas) are the worst!

    All systems are running 10.4.2 and have 512Mb RAM - actually the G4/450 has a bit more than that. It makes web browsing on the G4 a tedious activity.

    Oddly, in Panther and Jaguar the G4 was perfectly usable with the prior issues of Safari, and since it has 3 internal drives, I'm going to do a bit of experimentation by loading Jaguar on one, Panther on another and retaining Tiger on the primary and booting alternately from each to see how the different OS/Safari versions impact on performance and use.

    It seems to me that from the time when Safari was released, when Apple rightly proclaimed the amazing speed it achieved in accessing and loading pages, subsequent iterations have become more and more bloated - to the point where it has little other than simplicity of use going for it.
     
  17. Stella macrumors 604

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    Try using webkit version.. on version tracker there is an App that allows you to download the nightly build. There are quite a few improvements, and appears to be quite stable.

    Shame Apple won't implement some of the features in Firefox - such as per website settings for popup, cookies etc.

    I wish Apple would allow more than one user name / password autofill per website.

    However, the latest stable version of Safari is fine, fast and stable. No problems.
     
  18. pubwvj macrumors 68000

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    I find Safari most excellent.
    I do restart it if it starts to get too slow, like when I have a lot of tabs and windows going.
    I run with Java and Plugins turned off but JavaScript turned on and blocking popup windows.
    I use PithHelmet and Sogudi but no other extras.
    Speed is excellent and it runs smoothly.
    This is on a PowerBook Pismo, PowerBook Lombard and iMac G5 20".
     
  19. Lacero macrumors 604

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    Safari runs fine for me. No stalls, hardly any crashes, fast and easy to use.
     
  20. goodtimes5 macrumors 6502a

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    Safari is fine for normal use. However, I get occasional crashes on sites that require lots of loading. Moreover, mlb.com baseball websites just take too long to navigate; Safari seems to have problems with loading the flash content fluidly.
     
  21. Chrispy macrumors 68020

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    I experience similar issues with crashes myself. If a page has a lot of stuff on it Safari likes to just close on me. Very frustrating but not frequent enough to make me switch browsers.
     
  22. Soulstorm macrumors 68000

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    No problems with Safari here. All is working fine, even in pages that require a lot of loading...
     

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