Safari and now Firefox browser issues

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by erickj, May 2, 2015.

  1. erickj macrumors regular

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    Strange things started happening in Safari about a week ago. Pages wouldn't load all the way, sites would just stop when working, couldn't scroll down, couldn't click on links (they wouldn't register as a link), couldn't highlight to copy and paste, tabs wouldn't close, or the tabs would take upwards of 30 seconds to close after I clicked on the x to close them. Other things as well, but those are the major issues. It doesn't seem to happen all the time, just randomly. Will work for hours just fine, and then I have to shut it all down. I can't pinpoint a site or process that I'm using that's causing it.

    I have used Bitdefeder and ClamXav to scan and see if I've got a bug, but nothing has turned up? I did a reset on Safari, cleared everything, but still hasn't helped at all.

    I then tried to use Firefox (which I don't use at all) and it seems to be having the same issues. Page freezes, having to force close. I did import my bookmarks from Safari, but I don't know how that would have affected Firefox directly.

    Any thoughts/suggestions?
     
  2. bdj33ranch macrumors regular

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    Have you done a total shutdown and reboot of both computer and router?
     
  3. erickj thread starter macrumors regular

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    I've rebooted the computer, yet, but never the router. Will look into that.
     
  4. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    You've left out the always valuable, sometimes essential, basic troubleshooting information about your OS and the app you are having problems with: what version?

    It might also be helpful to report what Mac you have. If you don't know the actual model ("build" is the term I believe) then at least the year you purchased it, if it was new.
     
  5. MLinneer macrumors regular

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    Safari and Firefox have one big thing in common... Flash. Is your Flash up to date? The latest version is 17.0.0.169.
     

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