Safari slows down

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Invizzible, Dec 28, 2004.

  1. Invizzible macrumors regular

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    My friend is running the latest version of Safari under OS X 10.3.7 on an ibook G3 900 Mhz. He says lately Safari has slowed way down, for no apparent reason. Has anyone had that happen? Is there a fix, besides throwing it out and reinstalling? Safari has never slowed down for me at all.
     
  2. ChrisFromCanada macrumors 65816

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    Slow down as in in the most recent updates Safari actually loads pages slower than before?

    Well i personally switched to camino so I couldn't tell you for sure, but, i find it odd that it would get slower.
     
  3. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says....first thing to try is clear all the Safairi cache files from home/library/caches.....oh yeah!
     
  4. munkle macrumors 68030

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    Or Safari/Empty Cache (command+option+e)
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    If the slowdown involves launching / quitting the app, there is a known issue (or at least there was, before I switched to Firefox :) ) about favicons...you should be able to find a thread here. Safari keeps a cache of them, and if this cache gets too big, it will cause poor load/quit times. You can manually clean it out or do a trick to disable favicons altogether (I personally don't care for them). I'll try to find that thread.

    EDIT: The first thread explains the issue with favicons, and the second has a permanent solution (basically making the favicon folder read-only) in it.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=35750&highlight=favicons
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=77836&highlight=favicons
     
  6. sjpetry macrumors 65816

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    I recommend switching to firefox once you live with the tabs you'll never go back. :D
     

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