Safari freezes

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  1. austin571 macrumors regular

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    I used to like using Safari, but my patience is wearing thin. It does not matter what website I am on - even amazon then to the deal section, it sometimes brings out the beach ball and not to buy one, but the annoying spinning ball. Happens on other sites also. End up having to click it on the dock then quit. Programs are up to date. Clearing history has not helped. Apple will not let you remove Safari, unless there is a trick out there. I know I can use firefox like I am now, Safari is still spinning. Still old habits are hard to break. Can anyone provide a link to directions on how to fix this?
    Thanks
     
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  3. austin571 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the advice. I went to extensions and I have none.
     
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    Have
    Adobe Flash player
    amazon mps downloader (off)
    basic plugin sample (off)
    iphoto photocast (off)
    jave
    ms office live (off)
    mining media engine (off)
    quicktime (off)
    silverlight (off)

    Just turned the ones listed off. Maybe this will work?
     
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    Thanks. Just did it. Hopefully it works.
    When I go into plugin settings the ones that I turned off are still there, but turned off. How do I get them off the list completely?
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    Found them in the library - internet plug ins
    what would happen if I deleted them all?
    I have
    Adobe pdf viewer
    data vault plugin
    default browser
    flash player plugin
    flash player.pt
    javaappletplugin
    npcontributemac.bundle
    npmme.plugin
    officelifebroweserplugin
    qauartz composer webplugin
    quicktime plugin
    silverlight plugin
    vlc plugin
     
  8. JohnDS macrumors 65816

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    1. Quit Safari.

    2. Locate the plug-in. Plug-ins are usually installed in one of these folders:

      /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/

      or

      ~/Library/Internet Plug-Ins/

      To do this, click the desktop to make sure you are in Finder, then pull down the Go menu to Go To Folder.

      copy and paste the following line in to the box and hit return:

      /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/

      then delete the plugins.
    3. Repeat the above, but this copying and pasting

      ~/Library/Internet Plug-Ins/

      into the Go to Folder box.

    4. Reopen Safari.
     
  9. austin571 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks John - should I delete all the plug ins from my list or just some of them? if just some - which do I trash? Thanks again for your time.
     
  10. JohnDS macrumors 65816

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    I would take them all out and put them into a folder on my desktop rather than deleting them. Then you could always add one back in if needed, although you would probably be better off download fresh copies as needed. Try to be careful about what plugins you install.
     
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    Thanks for all the advice.
     

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