Safari 4 incredibly slow

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by MyDesktopBroke, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. MyDesktopBroke macrumors 6502

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    Safari 4.0.4 on my Macbook Pro is incredibly slow. I type an address in the Safari bar, open Firefox, navigate to the same address, have it load, quit Firefox, and have Safari not even loading a little bit of the page yet. Most of the time it loads background colors (like the light gray at the top of this forum) but then slows to a crawl when trying to load the content.

    I've tried reseting Safari, not having topsites as homepage, opening DNS, disabling IPv6, deleting a file in the pubsub folder and disabling the fraudulent site warning. All of these things were on the Apple's official discussion forums.

    While these seemed to have helped a little, Safari 4 is still ridiculously slow compared to Firefox.
     
  2. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    I'm using Safari 4.0.4 and Firefox 3.5.5 with OS 10.5.8 and do not notice any difference in performance. Perhaps you should dump Safari and all related plist files and reinstall it.
     

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