Safari 5 is slow

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by SESpy, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. justperry macrumors G3

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    #26
    Blazing fast

    Safari 5 is much faster on My powerbook G4 1.67 running Leopard.
    I would say at least 50% faster but it seems even faster.
    As other ones suggest here I would try to reset safari but first try to remove add-ons first.
    I Myself didn't do anything,just installed it,restarted and it got way faster.

    And to My surprise a bug has been removed.
    I had issues with ebay,when I opened an item to view it I always had to double click on the back button in Safari 4,didn't have this issue before,now its gone,luckily.
    ( There is a thread of mine on forums here about this and more people had this issue).
     
  2. sheepopo39 macrumors 6502

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    Hmm, mine is definitely slower, even with loading webpages that I've already viewed multiple times on it since I downloaded it. :mad:

    Edit: I also have nothing installed to edit/change safari. So I dunno what is causing this
     
  3. agiphone macrumors newbie

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    I'm going to side with the "faster" camp. I really like the blue bar and the reader. Installed without problems, no additions.
     
  4. elee888 macrumors newbie

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    #29
    I have OpenDNS settings on my Airport Extreme. Is that going to affect my performance on Safari 5 since it prefetches DNS settings? My Safari 5 is slower than my Safari 4.
     
  5. MotleyPete macrumors regular

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    I'm finding Safari 5 equally as fast as 4 if not faster.

    It's difficult to tell when pages load immediately, which I expect from all browsers in this day and age.
     
  6. scottparker999 macrumors member

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    You're right about eBay. RESULT!
     
  7. blecch macrumors newbie

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    Yep, it's really, really .... s....l...o....w...!!!

    Same here. Very, very slow. Seems to be particularly awful if you open up a bunch of sites at the same time.

    Not to mention wonderful things like:

    Safari can’t open ... because Mac OS X doesn’t recognize Internet addresses starting with “http:”.

    It just feels broken. Slower than FireFox. :(

    Time to go back to Safari 4 I guess...

    MBP/2.4GHz/SSD
     
  8. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    There something seriously wrong, but I don't think it's anything in Safari
     
  9. Solemony macrumors 6502

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    Mine kept crashing every time I open Safari 5...o_O...I have to use firefox now.. :(
     
  10. blecch macrumors newbie

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    It is almost certainly Safari 5 and/or the frameworks (webkit, etc.) installed by Safari 5.

    Safari 4 was fine. Firefox still works as well as it ever did.

    Safari 5, however, is incredibly slow and generally broken.

    There are dozens of posts on support.apple.com by other people who've noticed that web browsing no longer works well once you install Safari 5.

    It does seem to work for *some* people. For others, however, it is a major step backward.
     
  11. CrizzoDesigns macrumors newbie

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  12. Russell L macrumors regular

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    Count me in as part of the 'Safari is slow' group!

    MBP (2008), 10.6.3, no browser extensions.....
     
  13. diazj3 macrumors 6502a

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    ok, thanks... this was really helpful :p

    Seriously, anybody knows how to go back to the previous version?
     
  14. Intel iMac macrumors newbie

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    Safari 5 and OmniWeb 5

    I got all excited about Safari 5. But it is slow and the Extension seem to make
    it slower. I use OmniWeb 5.10.1 user agent Safari 5.
    OmniWeb can enable full page zoom with some light Terminal work and it
    remembers the zoom level from site to site.
    I'll be sticking with OmniWeb.

    Dan
     
  15. Jmacman78 macrumors 6502

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    Safari 5 doesn't even compare to 4 for me. It is extremely slow and very inconsistent, I am not happy with it at all.

    I too get loads of 'failed to open page'. It is extremely slow sometimes, I have been through a bunch of troubleshooting and nothing seems to fix it, I'm not running any hacks, extensions, etc or anything like that.

    This is really horrible, I hope it gets fixed really soon, I guess it's off to an alternative browser until then.

    I'm on an 09 Alum. Macbook.

    I am disappoint!
     
  16. johannnn macrumors 65816

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    No problems here, and I love the Reader feature! In particular that it can read in multi-page articles
     
  17. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    The problem is clearly not with Safari 5. Have you disabled your haxies?
     
  18. Jmacman78 macrumors 6502

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    The problem is clearly with Safari 5, I have no "haxies" in use.
    My Safari previous to the update was lightning fast, now its slow as a slug.
     
  19. Russell L macrumors regular

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    For some reason, it is much faster and more responsive today. I didn't do a restart (but my MBP did go to sleep) though I did quit the browser yesterday and re-launched it this morning. Weird.....
     
  20. jnpy!$4g3cwk macrumors 65816

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    I recommend Firefox because of privacy and security extensions, but, if your Safari 5 is slower than your Firefox, you have some kind of problem with your installation (possibly previously installed Safari extensions?) in some way. Safari 5 is far faster than Firefox, and, on my systems, I have not seen a crash yet. If you are accessing Flash pages, you might want to reinstall Flash with the latest security-patched Flash.
     
  21. dlusionz macrumors newbie

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    mine is horribly slow and ive tried all the tricks in the book
     
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  23. Ceedub macrumors newbie

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    Count me amongst the growing chorus of pissed Mac users who installed Safari 5 only to see the slowest browser experience since I had Netscape on a PC back in the early 1990's. And that was with a 56k dial up. Something is dreadfully wrong with Safari 5, and the sooner Apple figures out what they did wrong, the better. :rolleyes::apple:
     
  24. Solemony macrumors 6502

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    Well, it's not that it's slow it just won't open at all.. I mean when I click safari and about 2 seconds later it unexpectedly crash but safari 5 works flawless on my iMac G5
     

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