Safari Freezing regularly Since Snow Leopard Update

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Big Alsie, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. Big Alsie macrumors member

    Apr 18, 2009
    As the thread title states, ever since I updated to snow leopard, both safari and firefox freeze up when I access the ESPN home page and occasionally a few other sites that I have never experienced problems with before on leopard.

    However, if i turn off the enable plug-ins button in the safari preferences pane, most of the sites work just fine. I thought it may be flash related but i have since updated the programs it it continues to freeze up on the ESPN page.

    any ideas as to why this keeps happening to me.

    side note, this happens on both my work and home computers (very different specs between the two).
  2. Boesky macrumors 6502

    Jul 16, 2009
  3. roadbloc macrumors G3


    Aug 24, 2009
    I had the same problem with upgrading to SL. I then did a clean install and my mac was a little bundle of pure joy again.
  4. SimonMW macrumors 6502

    Jan 15, 2008
    My problem is worse. Safari is causing Kernel panics on my system, despite a clean install of SL. I've had two in as many days, both times when I was using the Top Sites function.
  5. Big Alsie thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 18, 2009
    i thought about doing a clean install but i'd rather not if i don't have to. Anybody find a solution to this problem?
  6. ayeying macrumors 601


    Dec 5, 2007
    Yay Area, CA
  7. eVolcre macrumors 68000


    Jan 7, 2003
    Many many beach balls and my entire system is sluggish after the upgrade.

    If I do a Clean Install can I restore everything from a TM backup? I'm on the road so I don't have activation codes etc.

    How do I do a clean install from the discs they sent me?


    I'm going to try this before a clean install ...
  8. futbalguy macrumors 6502

    May 16, 2007
    I have had the same problem...especially with the ESPN website. However, I have been having the same problem with my windows computer at work at ESPN. I think that website may be especially tough on the browser.
  9. Keniff macrumors 6502a


    Dec 21, 2008
    United Kingdom
    I've had the same issues (and so have many friends), but on other sites, hopefully it's just a glitch in the system that with be rectified in the next update of SL.
  10. T'Bear macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2009
    Same issues, scrolling performance poor and multiple crashes.

    Solution (for me) was:

    Select Safari in Finder > Get info > Change from 64 bit to 32 bit

    Problems disappeared.
  11. sumzitup macrumors newbie

    Jun 17, 2009
    New Zealand
    I thought snow leopard was supposed to speed my system up, not stall safari and crash other apps.
  12. n20nine macrumors regular

    Apr 2, 2008
    Try Snow Leopard Cache Cleaner, solved my problem.
  13. melissarae macrumors regular


    May 2, 2008
    tampa, florida
    same problems here... sooo annoying. i hate that stupid beach ball.
  14. EmeraldICE macrumors member

    Sep 1, 2009
    I suggest people try doing a clean install of SL and see if that fixes your problems.
    I got my mac only about 5 days ago and I booted it up into Leopard and upgraded to SL first thing before I did anything else with the machine and I got so many crashes and errors and I was beginning to regret my macbook purchase.
    Then I reformatted the machine and installed SL and everything has been smooth sailing since.
  15. madog macrumors 65816


    Nov 25, 2004
    Korova Milkbar
    If you have a backup of your system, either with TM, or a clone, then just pop in a system disk, SL or whatever you'll be using, restart the machine, hold down C on the keyboard until the grey Apple icon pops up, access the Utilities menu, Disk Utility, then erase your main drive, quit DU.

    After you go through the installation, one of the first things the system will ask when you boot up is if you want to restore your data from another computer, another volume, or a Time Machine backup. Select your option and it will ask exactly what data you want restaored.

    However, the absolute best way to get a clean system without any possible corruption from a previous system, is to go all out: clean install of the OS, and clean install of every application, and manual copying of all your personal data. However, not many people want to go through the time of that, but if they did, they would have far less problems with their OS. Think about it like this, the more time and effort you put into anything, the more rewarding it will be in the end. That's what makes a delicious sandwich, and what also makes a nice OS.
  16. eVolcre macrumors 68000


    Jan 7, 2003
    This is THE only thing that worked for me. No problems at all after changing the setting.

  17. magshr macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2009
    Endless Safari Crashes on Snow Leopard

    Its so unbearable. I've been experiencing frequent Safari freezes (endless beachball spinning) ever since Snow Leopard upgrade. Its just not Safari. I have tried with Firefox, Camino, Flock and all of it freeze if I try to run a flash file or do some kind of secure authentication on the website. Mine is a 2006 MBP... Wondering if this is an isolated issue on certain chipsets or config. Intend taking it over to the Genius Bar this weekend to see whats going on.
  18. franklinseal macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2009

    Yes, this worked for me. And it's hilarious. The whole point of 64bit programing was to increase speed, not slow things down. I think Apple has some bugs to fix.
  19. suprotik333 macrumors newbie

    Dec 10, 2009
  20. jerdawge macrumors newbie

    Jun 6, 2011
    Deselecting "enable plug-ins" in preferences worked for me.

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