silly safari question

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  1. gallagb macrumors 6502

    gallagb

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    Location:
    IN
    #1
    so- i'm using a friends machine

    here's the problem

    when i use safari
    w/ some sites
    (specifically amazon.com)

    it will start to load the website
    and then stop
    the blue bar will be 3/4ths of the way across the screen and then just stop

    if i click 'stop'
    it will display about half the site - minus images...etc
    and then sorta work- but not really-

    BUT- in Internet Explorer- it works every time
    havn't tried Opera or Firefox


    i'm sure this is some simple 'allowances' issue
    but i don't know how to fix my friends machine

    he's using an
    1.8ghz iMac g5
    512 ram
    os 10.3.9
    ----

    my friend is a pretty novice user
    however i could tell him to try firefox/opera and he might be fine with it

    however- i'd like to keep him happy on Safari

    any ideas?
    thanks
     
  2. Killyp macrumors 68040

    Killyp

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    #2
    Safari is a great browser, but it's not the most compatible I've found. In fact, it's pretty limited in compatibility...

    I would suggest a move to Firefox. It may not be quite as pretty as Safari, but it works beautifully...
     
  3. Passante macrumors 6502a

    Passante

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    #3
    Try opening the activity window (look under the window menu) to see what the hang up is.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
    #4
    Amazon works well with my version of Safari (admittedly I'm on the more recent 2.0.4). Maybe get your friend to try some of these tips for speeding up Safari. :)
     
  5. dmw007 macrumors G4

    dmw007

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    #5

    Same here, no problems with Amazon and I am running Safari 2.0.3. :)
     

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