Safari load time

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Applexilef, Jul 3, 2005.

  1. Applexilef macrumors regular

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    Hey guys, quick problem here:

    I'm running Mac OS X- Panther and I use Safari to browse the internet and such. Lately, every time I open the program it takes a enormous amount of time to start up, last time I timed it at 28 seconds to start. This usually wasn't the case...

    I've repaired permissions, cleaned up, reset safari, and nothing. It still takes forever. Even as I type this there is a microsecond delay between my pressing of a letter key and it's actual appearance on the keyboard. I have a 1 Ghz with 384MB of RAM, I should not have any performance problems since I'm using the same software that came loaded on the computer when I bought it.

    Once the program is open, I can easily open up new windows and such, the problem is specifically when I start up the program after quitting/boot up.

    Can anyone help? It's pissing me off
     
  2. CubaTBird macrumors 68020

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    have you tried to delete the safari preferences from your comp?
     
  3. Applexilef thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm not sure what you're talking about, can you please specify?

    I went to the preference section but couldn't find anything related to your comment
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    In Username/Library/Preferences look for a file called com.apple.Safari.plist and delete it.
     
  5. Applexilef thread starter macrumors regular

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    I just deleted that file and it still takes a long time. Any other suggestions?

    Also, may I ask how long does it take your safari to boot up?
     
  6. GodBless macrumors 65816

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    Well my Safari takes no longer than 2 to 4 seconds at the most but I am running Tiger which gives Safari a major speed boost in just about every way.
     
  7. 173080 macrumors 6502

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    I have a similar problem. Safari takes an awfully long time to open and every time I click on a link I get a beachball for 3-5 seconds. If I open a tab in the background I get a beachball for 7-10 seconds or until the page is loaded.

    I've tried deleting the preferences, resetting Safari, and even an Archive and Install and the problem persists. I'm running Tiger on a PowerBook. I had the problem in Panther and it stayed even after I upgraded to Tiger.

    :confused:
     
  8. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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  9. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Safari's caches might be corrupted. To test this, delete the Safari folder in Username/Library/Caches and the Icons folder in Username/Library/Safari. Does Safari have any other cache folders that I'm forgetting about (one possibility is a folder called com.apple.Safari in Username/Library/Caches)?
     
  10. Applexilef thread starter macrumors regular

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    WOW! What a change! The icon bounced only once before the program opened. Does your suggestion apply to any other program? or is it just Safari specific?

    Thanks a lot!
     
  11. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Yes, it applies to any other program that has cache files in the caches folder.
     
  12. 173080 macrumors 6502

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  13. iBlue macrumors Core

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    NICE - I was wondering this very thing.... and now problem solved :) GROUP HUG :D
     
  14. carolmunyua macrumors newbie

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    wonderful! this solved the issue.

    too happy for finding this answer. Solution provided solved my very slow Safari loading issue.

    Group Hugs!!:)
     
  15. tiredof macrumors newbie

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    Same Issue

    but I am running Mountain Lion OS 10.8.5

    There is no Safari under Caches and no Icons under Safari. Is there another location or folder to check?
     
  16. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    The folder is probably called com.apple.Safari now.
     

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