Safari hanging after update

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  1. Taegre macrumors member

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    Hi all,

    I was wondering if anyone had the same issue. After updating to the latest version of Safari (4.0.3), I've been getting the beach ball on a regular basis.

    It was not to bad the last few days, only pausing on flash intensive websites. But today it was beach balling when I try to scroll down a page. The page will freeze, the beach ball shows up, and then it jumps down the page. Its also slowed down considerably.

    I was wondering if anyone had the same issue, and if anyone had a possible fix. I'm proficient on a mac, but nowhere near an expert, so I don't really know what to do.

    If it continues tomorrow, I'm going to try to reinstall it.

    Thanks for any and all help.

    Nihar
     
  2. clevin macrumors G3

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    try reset it
    then reinstall it

    There seems to be relatively more complaints with this 4.0.3 updates. Maybe apple didn't do a good job at testing before put it out.
     
  3. Wie Gehts macrumors 6502

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  4. clevin macrumors G3

    clevin

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    There are other great browsers on mac too, it doesn't hurt to try out, such as firefox 3.5 or opera 10 beta 3. Or camino 1.6, etc
     
  5. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

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    There's a thread on a page or so down, that has a link to 4.0.2 if you choose to return to an older version.
     
  6. Taegre thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks!

    Thanks for all the suggestions!

    I've reset Safari, and the hanging issue hasn't re-appeared. It is still slower than usual though.

    If the beach ball re-appears, I'm going to reinstall 4.0.2.

    Thanks again,
    Nihar
     
  7. celticpride678

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    The reason it is slower is probably because Safari needs to re-cache those webpages.
     
  8. dirt farmer macrumors 6502

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    Do you have any plug-ins or add-ons? Those are the culprits most of the time. Try removing them one by one until you've got it pegged. They are in /Library/Internet Plug-ins, and ~/Library/Internet plug-ins.

    Another option is to turn off "Warn when visiting a fraudulent website", found in Safari Preferences under Security. The Safe Browsing .db frequently can become corrupt.
     
  9. Wie Gehts macrumors 6502

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    did a reset. haven't used it much but so far its behaving. thanks
     

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