Safari 6 memory leak

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by PurrBall, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. PurrBall macrumors 6502a

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    Safari has never been great with RAM, but it's hit new highs now! Running the SunSpider benchmark is causing Safari to use about 5.5 GB of RAM. Anyone else getting similar results?
     
  2. ivzb macrumors newbie

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    SSD memory leak

    I'm not having problems with RAM memory, but as soon as I open Safari, the available space on my SSD drops to the point where there's only 800MB available. If i reset the system, all goes back to normal. Don't know how to fix this.
     
  3. MarcBook macrumors 6502a

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    Is there any chance you're using the AdBlock extension?

    I've noticed that AdBlock causes a gradual memory leak in all versions of Safari since the addition of extensions, which drove me to try GlimmerBlocker, an alternative (although not quite as thorough as AdBlock).

    I'm using Safari 6.0 Developer Preview 2, by the way.
     
  4. Aco Strkalj macrumors member

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    Can someone tell me if Safari 6 reduces on the interface lag that the previous versions suffer from?
     
  5. andy8 macrumors regular

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    Anyone recommend not to use AdBlocker on Safari 6, if not how about GlimmerBlocker or any other ad blocking extensions ? I wouldn't want to have memory leaks on my browser.
     
  6. ihonda macrumors 68000

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    im using ablock 1password and sabconnect with safari 6 dev 2 and havent notice any bad memory leaks (knock on wood) but i also dont have flash installed on the machine.
     
  7. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    All I can say is report as feedback to Apple if there is an issue.
     
  8. PurrBall thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Bam, that was it! Wow. Thanks!
     
  9. MarcBook macrumors 6502a

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    Awesome. I'm glad you've sorted it now. :) It's a real shame that AdBlock for Safari does this; I wonder if the devs even know about it. I may try to contact them.
     
  10. neilmcg macrumors newbie

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    AdBlocker memory leak

    I saw that the developers of AdBlocker say that it is not compatible with either Safari 5 or 6.

    This is probably connected with it's reliance on SIMBL - which is not working properly on 10.7, it has been patched by others (the original dev seems to have walked away), but it still having problems with intermittent crashes and a memory leak (from my use).
     
  11. Dan7575 macrumors newbie

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    Safari 6 Memory Leak

    In my Macbook Pro 4GB RAM recently note memory leak when I opened Safari even with 1 or two windows open without refresh the web content.

    In Activity monitor could see consume Web Content the Safari Spend more the 2 GB RAM (Memory Real become Memory Inactive)

    Solution: Disable All Extensions and probe one to one. Finding that Fastesttube Extension was responsible.

    Check this Info

    http://atylmo.wordpress.com/2011/06/...d-fastesttube/
     

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