safari, firefox won't load pages

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by rad55, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. rad55 macrumors newbie

    Jul 7, 2008

    Recently, safari, firefox and opera won't load certain pages. If a page has videos or other media on it, i get the spinning ball and the browser I am using becomes unresponsive and i have to force quit it.

    I am baffled as to why this is happening and have tried numerous things to fix it. I haven't recently installed anything and the only way I have gotten pages to load is by turning off plugins, java, and java script.

    any help would be appreciated! thanks.
  2. madog macrumors 65816


    Nov 25, 2004
    Korova Milkbar
    Run a Software Update via the Apple Menu as there may be a Java update or security/system update that may help. Also note that Apple recommends backing up your data before, just in case.

    Also, try running Repair Permissions via Disk Utility (Apps->Utilities folder) prior to running the update.
  3. alugtigheid macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2007
    I've got the same problem - it sometimes takes firefox ages to load a page if there's any javascript, adverts or counters on the page. I've literally had a swirly ball mouse pointer for about two minutes before a page loads.

    I'd use Safari if it didn't randomly crash all the bloody time!

    Not a happy bunny here; tried just about everything to fix it. Thinking of just reinstalling, hoping that it solves the problems. Anyone got any ideas?
  4. rad55 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 7, 2008
    sorry this is so delayed. but i tried everything you said and it seemed to fix it! thanks a lot!

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