Safari acting 'SLUGGISH'

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  1. mikebatho macrumors 6502a

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    My Safari browser has started running really slowly these last few days. Pages are taking forever to load, and sometimes locking up mid-way...

    What can I do to fix this? I've made sure I have the most up to date version....

    Could it be something to do with cookies, or anything?

    I'm a bit clueless, sorry!!
     
  2. cpjakes macrumors 6502

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    Emptying the cache helps (Safari -> Empty Cache), but I also find that restarting and having more than a couple gigs free on the disk helps. My only complaint about Safari is that it seems to bog down quickly, especially since I like to have a lot of tabs going at once.

    Good luck,
    cpjakes
     
  3. mikebatho thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I've emptied the cache, and dumped my cookies (so to speak)

    And have 50 gb space on myHD.

    Frustrating!!!!!
     
  4. samanthas macrumors regular

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    Well, here is what helped me... I unplugged my router for 10-15 seconds and Safari hasn't slowed down since.
     
  5. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Delete the contents of ~/Library/Safari/Icons/
     
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  7. mikebatho thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Is there supposed to be a folder to delete contents from?

    All I have is this, in LIBRARY (USER-ME)

    And no Safari folder at all on the HD library....

    ??
     

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  8. samanthas macrumors regular

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    Yes there is supposed to be.

    Like this:

    [​IMG]

    I'm guessing the unplugging the router didn't work?
     
  9. mikebatho thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Unplugging the router?

    I don't have an ICONS folder.....wonder why? There's a little white box marked ICONS, but it's marked as an alias, and when I click on it, I get this...
     

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  10. samanthas macrumors regular

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    Yes, unplugging the router, or you can just unplug the ethernet. I have a wireless router and when Safari slowed by I unplugged it for 10-15 seconds and it was back to normal. Did you click the link I posted? Someone here posted that when I was having problems and it was helpful to me.
     
  11. York-Diuck macrumors member

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    Mine was doign the same awhile ago. It would take forever to start-up and to load websites. I found I had a ton of bookmarks I didn't use (especially imported ones from Internet Explorer), so I deleted them. If that doesn't help, have you ever considered resetting safari? it resets it and leaves all your bookmarks..good luck
     
  12. Laser47 macrumors 6502a

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    My safari works fine when loading pages, but starts to slow down when i have more than 2 tabs open.
     
  13. mikebatho thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  14. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    It's in the Safari menu. :)

    There's an entire guide about speeding up Safari too. :cool:
     
  15. koswo macrumors member

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    Firefox

    Maybe not a direct answer to your problem, but I still think the best browser out there is Firefox (no mather on which platform).
    On my previous iMac (a G3), I tried working with Safari but since I knew Firefox from PC, I quickly switched to the Mac version of that browser.
    Now I have an Intel iMac and since I didn't want to use a webbrowser through Rosetta, I gave Safari lots of credit. But yesterday I found on this website (http://wiki.mozilla.org/Mac:Intel) the "almost final" universal binary of Firefox. Man, am I happy! Much better than Safari!
    I'd say, take back the web, get Firefox!
     

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