Safari 3.1 slow?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by ViperrepiV, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. ViperrepiV macrumors regular

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    has anyone else noticed that the new safari update has made the program slower when loading pages? notably, the end of the page takes a second or two to load (whereas before it was much much quicker), and it will beachball for a sec as it finishes?
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

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    The only problem I've having is the first time I open up the Bookmarks menu since I started the App will pause everything for a few seconds. Other than that I find it much faster than previous versions, I love it.

    TEG
     
  3. steinlager macrumors regular

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    I actually noticed that at first, but just empty the cache and reset safari (remove whichever options you'd like), and it should run like new. This is exactly what I did and it is definitely noticeably faster.

    Both options are under the Safari menu.
     
  4. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Safari was much slower for me right after the update. I rebooted. Then it was at least as fast as before the update. It could be a coincidence, but I have no more Safari sluggishness.
     
  5. ViperrepiV thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks! i guess it was a cache issue, but i still find that some ads take a split second longer to load.

    I think i need to be less anal.
     
  6. cmcbridejr macrumors 6502a

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    After the update, Safari was so slow that it was unusable.

    So, I rebooted my computer and now the browser screams.

    Try that.

    Also, download a freeware program called MainMenu to do some maintenace tasks before you shut down.
     
  7. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    I find 3.1 to be like a sleek European Sports Car. It is faaasssst!!!!
     
  8. hotdamn macrumors 6502

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    nope, not slow. not even a little bit.
    classic case of "you're doing it wrong", TS.
     
  9. Krafty macrumors 601

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    I found that it loads pages, and then when it has like 90% done, it hangs for a few seconds before finishing.
     
  10. hotdamn macrumors 6502

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    semi-rent/general nuissance

    why are people here commenting on safari 3.1 who do not (seem to) have a macbook air? I mean I'm all for freedom of speech, but this IS the Macbook Air subforum, right? So if anyone wanted a general opinion on the snappiness of Safari 3.1, maybe this is not where they would've posted it.
     
  11. steinlager macrumors regular

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    Well this issue isn't strictly restricted to the Macbook Air. I'm on an MBP and I had the exact same problem and as this is a help forum, I think it's appropriate that everyone shares tips no matter what system they're on.
     
  12. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    I didn't realize it was the MBA forum (link from spy.mr.com).
     
  13. hotdamn macrumors 6502

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    Well, on the positive side, at least it's not a macbook air related problem, eh? :)
     
  14. fredrickyoon macrumors regular

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  15. ViperrepiV thread starter macrumors regular

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    yep....although now with more cashed stuff, it only does this with like 40% of pages. i can deal with it though.
     
  16. markrivers macrumors 6502a

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    exactly, that's why i'm confused that aplle is claiming that it's the fastest browser to date.
     
  17. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    I noticed it too. Hung-up sometimes for quite a while before loading pages.

    I've loaded the Webkit updates which seem to fix most my hangs in standard 3.1 Safari.

    http://nightly.webkit.org/
     
  18. ::Lisa:: macrumors 6502a

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    No I find it to be much much faster than it was before the 3.1 update. However I find Firefox 3 to be slightly faster than Safari though. I guess that is a case of personal preference though. :)
     
  19. fastuning macrumors member

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    i have many problems with safari 3.1, i have detected this things.


    1. When you click a link with the touch trackpad... the page dont load completly, it hangs, and i need to push enter key again, and now it load perfect.

    2. sometimes, also with the button, when i click a link, the same that before... the page dont load completly, and need to push enter again to load it perfect.

    3. Youtube videos, and google videos, that are embed in blogs.... load very slowly than before
     
  20. skateguy macrumors newbie

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    I experience the same as this too - its almost like being on dial up again (which is a shock when you're on a 24meg connection). I've tried most of the suggested fixes listed at http://www.macfixit.com/article.php?story=20070416000657464 including deleting .plist, changing DNS, ditching plugins etc and its still slow.

    I've never liked Firefox but seems I'm going to have to get used to it as this new version of Safari is just too poor to use.
     

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