Have you experienced safari laggy with 20 tabs open?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by nbnbxdnb, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. nbnbxdnb macrumors regular

    Sep 1, 2010
    I was working on a vacation plan with 20 to 30 tabs open in safari quite often recently, during which I discovered safari really struggled with such amount of contents. My macbook pro is 2010 with 8G ram and 512G SSD. The ram usage of Safari was about 1.5 to 1.8G, which should be fine considering I only had iTunes and a few other insignificant apps running. So I am wondering if there is a restriction to the available resource located to Safari. I transferred half of tabs (about 10+) to Chrome and had both browsers running parallel. My system and both browsers worked just fine.
  2. saldin macrumors member

    Jul 30, 2012
    I have the same problem. I usually have several windows with ~40 tabs each and Safari slows to a crawl. Oddly, no slowdown when I did the same thing in Snow Leopard, and to a lesser extent, Lion.
  3. nbnbxdnb thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 1, 2010
    Everybody says safari snappier in maverick. Let's wait and see. But I guess I won't roll back my system just because of safari. I use chrome as default now and rarely have an issue with opening many tabs at same time. However I do think browsing experience is more refined with safari when it is not laggy.

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