How's Safari's Performance? Apple hasn't mentioned it.

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by Traverse, Jun 12, 2015.

  1. Traverse macrumors 603

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    I know it's a beta, but one thing that was absent from the Keynote and on Apple's website are any mention of improved rendering performance and speed in Safari 9 (?). Even though it's early, I'm curious if there is any readily apparent improvement like many people posted during the move from Safari 7 to Safari 8.
     
  2. adcx64 macrumors 65816

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    Snappier.

    On a serious note, Safari seems the same to me from 10.10.
     
  3. SmOgER, Jun 12, 2015
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    For me it's actually slightly worse (scrolling) than on the latest 10.10.4 beta, but for the DP1 that's more than acceptable. Yet I have to admit I'am yet to see any performance improvements across the entire OS. It's good but it's not better.
     
  4. SG- macrumors regular

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    on my rMBP 13" 2015, Safari renders stuff a lot faster. combined with the performance and pin features it's making it where I don't want to go back to 10.10. only issue are loading bugs for some sites (Facebook), hoping the next update resolves that.
     
  5. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    Safari definitely seemed snappier, but Safari forgets how to left click sometimes and I have to exit out.
     
  6. SG- macrumors regular

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    actually i've only noticed the left click issue with the second last tab from the right when you get a few open. for some reason i sometimes can't click it if i'm on the last tab, but if I switch to another tab and then try the second last one it works.
     
  7. DubelBoom macrumors newbie

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    Exactly the same here. I feel Safari lags sometimes when scrolling, even very serious and notable lags for a few seconds, and I also don't feel any speed improvement.
    But I like having latest software, even though I don't really feel a difference from Yosemite, so I'm sticking with El Capitan ;)
     
  8. cocky jeremy macrumors 68040

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    Everything seems slightly worse for me on 10.11, and for some reason I can't load Facebook at all in Safari. Haven't been able to since last night.
     
  9. robert.j.wacker macrumors newbie

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    I am having same problem, Safari loads slower and for some reason Facebook doesn't load. Hmmm...
     
  10. MikhailT macrumors 601

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    Safari's rendering and scrolling is much more responsive for me. However, it does have some serious problems such as stalling when pressing CMD+T/L on certain sites. Apple's already aware of all the bugs I've filed so far. Hopefully, we'll get a better build in the next beta.

    Also, note Safari is at version 8.1 in DP1, not 9.0 like what the docs are showing.
     
  11. cocky jeremy macrumors 68040

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    I'm getting issues with lag too. I take my cursor past all of my icons in the Dock, just to see how smooth it is.. lags quite a bit.
     
  12. erikholm macrumors newbie

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    Safari in 10.11 when I visit a site it always open up a extra page whit a follow twitter button on.

    Facebook can´t be visit.
     
  13. ErikGrim macrumors 68040

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    Netflix and Facebook are big fails. But other than that pretty snappy.
     
  14. cocky jeremy macrumors 68040

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    Anyone else with Facebook issues using F.B. Purity? Mine is fine for a bit after I completely wipe out browsing history, but within an hour it completely stops loading Facebook again.
     
  15. ErikGrim macrumors 68040

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    Facebook is working fine on my Retina 5K for most of the time, and not at all on my non-retina testing macs. Your mileage may vary. No FB related plugins or extensions.
     
  16. Rekan_ macrumors member

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    Safari on a MPB (2012) crashes ALOT... With or without Adblocker, however it is faster. Doesn't hang on webpages anymore (unless it crashes...)
     
  17. TheBuffather macrumors 6502

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    Aside from the known bugs, including the spotty Facebook/Netflix compatibility, Safari has been pretty smooth for me. Not sure if it's more due to under-the-hood improvements of Safari or the OS overall, but I'm happy. I wouldn't say there's any huge performance boost, but that may come to light over time.
     
  18. pickaxe macrumors 6502a

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    Not good on my 2013 MBA. A lot of graphical glitches (artifacts), tabs auto-reloading because they crash, occasional 1 second delay before the right-click context menu shows up and occasionally the entire browser becomes unresponsive.

    in short it's very rough.
     
  19. cocky jeremy macrumors 68040

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    Any idea what the issue is with Facebook? I could see a site loading strangely, or out of place, but completely unable to load? It's weird.
     
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    For me it's super super quick. Nice browsing experience, being a beta and all.
     
  21. MikhailT macrumors 601

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    Did you try doing a clean install on a separate partition or external drive? Your issues are unusual and not something I'm seeing from many people.
     
  22. TheBuffather macrumors 6502

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    If I remember correctly (can't check now; FB is loading just fine for the moment), the console log showed resources which couldn't be found. I'll come back and let you know if I find out more.
     
  23. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    Developers are supposed to work, so Apple removed the ability to access Facebook on purpose. :p
     
  24. MrNomNoms macrumors 65816

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    Safari 8.1 is bundled with 10.11 where as 8.0.6 is bundled with Yosemite 10.10.3 which makes me wonder whether we're either going to see a refresh of 10.11 with a newer Metal optimised version of Safari in 10.11 or maybe an upgrade offered after the release. There is mention that ECMA Script/Javascript will be getting some v6 features but I'm sure once ECMA Script v6 is finalised it'll be interesting to see websites upgrade their code which should make web apps a whole lot better. Regarding the Javascript performance - I wonder whether they'll be looking at using Metal to speed up performance in the same way that Microsoft has done with their own browser.
     
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    Anyone got an issue with windows not closing? I have a few windows open, but then cannot close some of them. End up having to Force Quit then start from scratch
     

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