Horrible Performance with Safari

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by Kestrel452, Jun 25, 2015.

  1. Kestrel452 macrumors regular

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    Jul 23, 2008
    #1
    I'm not sure why, but since around 2 weeks ago my computer has started to lag and give me the beach ball for a few seconds at a time when using Safari, constantly. Around 90% of my RAM is being used, and my CPU gets max'd out when using Safari. I tried scaling back the number of open tabs, it didn't really help at all. It's a mid-2010 15" i7 MBP. I upgraded the RAM from 4 to 8GB and installed an SSD which made it snappy again, but now it's being abhorrent again when browsing the web.

    What's wrong with my laptop??? Can this be fixed? :-(
     
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    Feb 20, 2009
    #2
    What I do -- may be of some use to you, or none:

    First, use tabs sparingly, or not at all. I realize this is my opinion only, but I NEVER use tabs, and open "new pages" in "new windows" when I need to.

    Also something else to do (I do this):
    1. Create an alias of the "home/library/Safari" folder and put the alias somewhere easily accessible to you.
    2. Periodically quit Safari, then...
    3. Open the folder and hit "command-a" to select all, then...
    4. Command-click on "extensions" and "bookmarks.plist" to DESELECT them, then....
    5. DELETE everything else in the folder.
    6. Then restart Safari -- fast 'n' clean again!

    My opinion only.
    Others will disagree.
    Some will disagree vehemently.
     

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