Safari broken for me on the most recent El Capitan PB

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by nickthemajin, Aug 24, 2015.

  1. nickthemajin macrumors member

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    I'm on the most recent public beta and am having the following issues after a clean install with nothing but Chrome added to the default programs on a Macbook Pro 13in Retina from 2013.

    Mail app is unusable. Crashes randomly during use when scrolling through emails or clicking on emails to view. Safari is also completely unusable for me. After a few minutes it completely locks up. Swiping up and down there is a several second delay (So I swipe and 10-15 seconds later the swipe registers on the screen. It often times locks down my entire system so while safari is open I can't use the rest of my Mac until I force close Safari).

    Chrome is giving me no such problems so it's gotta be something with Safari. Anyone else experience this at all? Wouldn't even know where to start in troubleshooting it since I've already clean installed it to determine if that was the issue.
     
  2. MikhailT macrumors 601

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    Look at your Activity Monitor and Console, see what it is saying.

    DB7 (identical to PB5) is the most stable build of El Cap I've had the pleasure of using and Safari hasn't been an issue for the past few months, it's the fastest browser for me by far.
     
  3. nickthemajin thread starter macrumors member

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    Don't see anything out of the ordinary. At the moment I've got Safari open computer is locking up with YouTube playing in one of the tabs on Safari. 78% of my CPU is idle and I'm using 3.4 of 4 gigs of ram so it doesn't seem like something is using anything crazy. I do expect bugs since I'm running a beta OS but like you said I haven't heard anything about this.
     
  4. MikhailT macrumors 601

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    Did you install Flash?
     
  5. dfran1 macrumors regular

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    Thanks, I had flash installed sucking down resources, I uninstalled.

    I can not get my dashboard up on either of my macs with the latest beta. F12 normally.
     
  6. MikhailT macrumors 601

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    Because it is disabled by default now. You have to enable it in Sys Prefs > Mission Control.
     
  7. dfran1 macrumors regular

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    Thank You so much!
    It has worked for years for me so I did not know that at all.
     
  8. MikhailT macrumors 601

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    You're welcome.
    They just did it now in Beta 7 of El Cap; so it is new to everyone, not just you.
     
  9. dfran1 macrumors regular

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    I wanted to thank you again!!
    Flash was actually causing my mac to wake up every 20-24 hours and crash then reboot all on its own, I have spent hours uninstalling all kinds of apps and nothing worked BUT after I removed flash I have not seen this happen at all!!!!

    I can't believe how bad flash is, BUT now I know, Maybe this info will fix someone else's random crash and reboot with mac's.
    Thank you again.

    Now I just need to fix my power down issue, that is when I try to power down my mac from the OS x it just reboots, I have to pull the plug, but a few instances it did work but not many at all. late 2008 mac pro.
     

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