Safari 4 incredibly slow


macrumors 6502
Original poster
Jun 2, 2007
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.


macrumors 603
May 22, 2008
Milwaukee, WI
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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