Safari slow down

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  1. Krizoitz macrumors 6502a

    Krizoitz

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    I've noticed that Safari doesn't seem as zippy as it used to be. It used to be the fastest browser on my computer, now its starting to end up like IE. I have cleared the cache, cleared the history, and no change. Its not just loading pages that might be bandwidth related, but it seems to take longer than say firebird, and i have started to get alot more spinning beach balls.

    Do I need to update app pre-bindings? Any ideas?
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    If I were you, I'd repair permissions (which also fixes prebindings, if they're broken) and reset Safari, then see if it's any better. If that fails, then try trashing Safari's preference file (don't throw it away, just move it out of your library, then put it back if it wasn't the problem). If you're getting random beachballs, it could be because of local iDisk synchronization. I've had this problem when I had my iDisk set to locally mirror itself. If this is the case for you, try turning off local synchronization and see if the beachballs go away. They did for me when I tried it.
     
  3. 1macker1 macrumors 65816

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    I've noticed this too. Safari isn't as speedy as it use to be. What does resetting it do?
     
  4. kettle macrumors 65816

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    I think it has something to do with they way dragging graphics to the desktop, copies the data from the browser cache, instead of the old way which used to just start a new download for whichever graphic you dragged. I think organising that, plus the resumable downloads takes longer for Safari to track.
     
  5. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    Resetting Safari does a bunch of things: it clears your cookies, history, cache, saved form data, saved passwords, and download history. I think it also does some other things too, although I'm not sure what those are. It won't affect your bookmarks, though.
     
  6. abhishekit macrumors 65816

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    It clears Google entries ,and closes any open windows , opens a new window ,..... to be complete:D
     

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