Firefox and Safari nearly freeze my new laptop!

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Bethany-Wings, Aug 15, 2009.

  1. Bethany-Wings macrumors member


    Apr 18, 2008
    So often, when I'm working with Firefox or Safari (mostly Firefox), my computer will come seconds away from crashing. It'll pause with the rainbow wheel twirling around, but if I have something like even Skype open or photoshop, I can still work in those. I've had to close Firefox a FEW times, at LEAST, in the last little while because of this.

    Why is Firefox acting so WEIRD?! I've even uninstalled it and installed a new version! Why isn't it getting fixed? Is there a better program that won't do this on my brand new laptop with Leopard 10.5 OSX? laptop is 4GB ram, 500GB harddrive with 2.13 GHZ. It's a very good Macbook.
  2. ptsube macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2008
    Check your processes. See if you have any old print jobs in the print queue. System Prefs> Print & Fax> Select printer, then open print queue. Delete any old print jobs.

    Download iStat so you can monitor your CPU. I get the spinning wheel on occation. Usually when I first open Safari and it is updating my 24 Top Sites. Or iTunes, but I have a ton of stuff in iTunes, and iTunes is bloated anyway.

    Next try to repair the disc and permissions.

    You may also like to try out Shiretoko. It is a optimized version of Firefox.

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