Flash + Safari or FF = Slowwwww

Discussion in 'macOS' started by cjddrum1, Aug 20, 2007.

  1. cjddrum1 macrumors regular

    Jun 10, 2006
    Why is it that whenever im running some sort of flash media the entire computer haults to a crawl? Its fast when im not running it but jeez I would think it should be able to handle flash :(
  2. clevin macrumors G3


    Aug 6, 2006
    flash is slow....

    my suggestion

    install an extension called "flash block" for firefox, set it to "block all by default", you can enable the one you want when necessary.
  3. HoosierInFL macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2007
    Make sure you are using the latest version of Flash. If you are using an Intel Mac and are using a non-universal version, it will run slow.

    As for Flash running slow, that is not my experience. It runs just great on mine.
  4. dirtyhand macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2007
    It's pretty well known that flash sucks in OS X. After a lot of testing, I'm 100% sure that Safari beta 3 runs flash sites a lot better than Firefox. Also you should download the Flash beta player http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/flashplayer9/ . It runs even better with Safari, and according to the release notes, it increases performance in OS X.
  5. JB413 macrumors newbie


    Feb 15, 2008
    I have a 1.3 Ghz Powerbook G4 and have had the same problems you described.

    I recently used a program called "Safari Speed".

    Safari now runs flash programs without and slowdown.

    Hope this helps!!!

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