Safari Slowdown

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  1. actripxl macrumors 6502

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    Just would like to know if its me or just Safari that has a problem. Go to http://www.theapplecollection.com and see if it slows to a hault. I've tried the same page with camino and no problems.
     
  2. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    What version of Safari? It seems okay in 2.0.
     
  3. BenAKL macrumors member

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  5. MagnaPalam macrumors newbie

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    slows my safari, and whole computer for that much

    safari took 88% of cpu while on that page...after loaded!

    safari 2.0, pbg4 1.5, tiger
     
  6. ionntag macrumors newbie

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    i have noticed the same thing lately, on some sites using Safari is like viewing the internet on a dial-up connection, using Firefox for now...
     
  7. actripxl thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Glad to hear im not the only one with this problem, I guess untill it gets fixed I'll just have to use Camino.
     
  8. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Part of the problem is that POS site has a bajillion moving/changing icons. It's like attack of the 1994 dancing baby HTML all over again.
     
  9. jaseone macrumors 65816

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    Looks like Safari gets REALLY memory hungry when there are animated gifs involved and that site has a LOT of them, my virtual memory for Safari was around 290MB before visiting that site and when I opened it in a tab it's virtual memory usage jumped up to just over 1GB. :eek:

    That would be why it slows down for some but not others, those like me who have 2GB in their Powerbook wouldn't notice a problem but those with less would get quite a bit of slowdown as disk swapping comes into play.
     
  10. After G macrumors 68000

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    Safari does like to use a lot of memory. Even with the 1.25 GB of memory I have, Safari slows down sometimes. Maybe resetting Safari would help (it does for me).
     
  11. swheeler macrumors member

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    I got minor slowdown on that page with 1.5 gigs on a G5.

    I've noticed similar problems on other pages with lots of animation.
     
  12. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    If you're seeing a general slowdown in Safari (lots of beach balls) it's often time for a bit of general maintenance. I'm not sure if it's permissions rot or cache issues, but AppleJack has always fixed it for me.

    I recommend this thing so often I'm beginning to feel like a shill (or the author, which I'm not), but the fact is it really works.
     
  13. JW8725 macrumors 6502a

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    Hello i've just installed applejack to optimise my machine. Can someone tell me how it works? I cant seem to find the icon to click on? Am i missing something here? Thanks
     
  14. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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    Read the readme you need to restart in single user mode and type applejack auto(or AUTO) at the prompt.
     
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  16. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Same recommendation. ;)
     
  17. JW8725 macrumors 6502a

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    Hello sorry but im a switcher. How does one start in single user mode and where is the prompt? can i use terminal?

    Ta
     
  18. Apple macrumors 6502

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    Empty the Cache, Clear Cookies, and clear the history. Major speed up.
     
  19. LaMerVipere macrumors 6502a

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    Ground to a hault for me as well.

    iBook G4 1.33, Safari 2.0 :(
     
  20. yellow Moderator emeritus

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  21. jaseone macrumors 65816

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    Hmmm I swear I replied to this earlier and that there was other posts as well that are no longer here, has some mod just been deleting posts or what?

    Although I've noticed a lot of general weirdness going on in these forums lately, especially surrounding Last Posts not being correct, it is like messages are just disappearing...
     
  22. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    You did post to this thread. Post #9.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=1502139&postcount=9

    If you're talking about the contents of the post you get in email and then go to the thread and you see a different post, the email tells you what's up:

     
  23. JW8725 macrumors 6502a

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    when i use applejack my keyboard doesnt work! Its a new bluetooth one. Please help
     
  24. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Don't use AppleJack? Sounds like it's cleaning out whatever files are storing your BT info.
     
  25. ATRAX macrumors newbie

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    Safari is sometimes soo slow for me it's painful, like right now. I just did an erase and install a week ago so I'm not sure what could be causing this?

    Most of the time it's quick as heck loading pages in a second or two.

    Gonna try Firefox for a while and see what happens.
     

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