Am I missing something? My Safari is soooo slow

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by johneaston, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. johneaston macrumors regular

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    Especially when I open it having just started my Macbook Pro (as opposed to waking it). BBC News is my homepage and, from clicking on Safari in the dock to getting a complete BBC News page takes around 22 seconds.

    With Firefox and Chrome (which I've just downloaded to check) it takes about 2 seconds.

    Is this sluggishness normal with Safari or have I got some problem?
     
  2. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

    BornAgainMac

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    Try repairing permissions. Another thing to try is creating another account and see if the problem is system wide or your account. It also be a corrupt preference file.

    I never hear of other browsers have these problems on the Mac. I can see why Safari can be the most hated browser with some people.
     
  3. Joshuarocks macrumors 6502

    Joshuarocks

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    Safari in general

    Safari has always been so slow.. even 5.0.4 is still slow somewhat.. for my browser choices, I use Google Chrome, Omniweb, Firefox(of course).. sometimes Camino..

    I think the consensus here is that Safari is the most reviled of them all.. but it does have some nice features.. like being able to download a youtube movie just by looking at the activity monitor.. aside from that, its rendering engine is very slow.
     

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