Problem in Safari/WebKit?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Tanegashima, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. Tanegashima macrumors 6502

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    Hi, I have a problem, when I try to open http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elastic_collision Safari doesn't crash, but it hangs, I think it's the gif on that page, but... a gif? SRSLY.

    When I open it with Dictionary.app, it's the same.

    My computer is a Black macbook (C2D 2.4ghz and 4GB of RAM), I have Leopard 10.5.7 and Safari 4.0.1 (5530.18), do you have the same problem?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    The playback of animated images in Safari has been a well known issue. Safari still chokes on them from time to time.

    This might be relevant as well.
     
  3. Jisuo macrumors 6502

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    Yes, I sometimes have the same problem with gifs in Safari. Annoying.
     
  4. Catfish_Man macrumors 68030

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    It turns out that the slow GIF issue is due to a bad interaction between a memory saving optimization in WebKit and the underlying CoreGraphics layer in OSX. My understanding (based on somewhat limited access) is that the WebKit team has filed a request for the necessary CG functionality to be added to not trigger the problem while still maintaining the memory optimization.
     
  5. Mr. Wonderful macrumors 6502a

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    I've heard that the GIF problem is completely fixed in Snow Leopard's 64-bit Safari.

    But at least the newer versions of (Leopard) Webkit are better than the Safari 4 Beta's.
     
  6. Tanegashima thread starter macrumors 6502

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    IDC, I want that problem fixed now, even Windows doesn't have that kind of problems! It's too bad... I don't think  is being fair to his costumers and supporters that way...

    I know it's only a bug... but a bug realing to GIFs and memory today is unquestionable!
     
  7. NathanCH macrumors 65816

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    Very correct
     
  8. Catfish_Man macrumors 68030

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    Interesting. I suppose I'll have to go find some animated GIFs to test on now. I don't see them often enough for it to have come up yet since I switched to SL.
     
  9. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    2009 17" MacBook Pro with MacOS X 10.5.7 and Safari 4.0.1. No problems at all. Same experience with 2003 2.0 GHz PowerMac G5 with MacOS X 10.4.11 and Safari 4.0..
     
  10. sammich macrumors 601

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    I didn't see the problem at first. Didn't realise that you needed to watch it for a while to see the CPU usage just hit the roof then...beachball.

    Interesting. I mean there are ani-gifs everywhere, maybe that one's particularly big? or created different from the rest.
     
  11. Tanegashima thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Maybe you dind't wait the necessary time, My friend's MabBook unibody 2.0Ghz also locks.
     
  12. Mr. Wonderful macrumors 6502a

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    Large MB gifs.
     
  13. Tanegashima thread starter macrumors 6502

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    There are more like that one...

    Obviously they overload the CPU, wich doesn't happen in... ahem... windows... never tried on firefox...
     

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