safari, firefox won't load pages

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

  1. rad55 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    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

    madog

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    #2
    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

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    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

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

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