Safari hangs up all the time

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by mynameis321, Dec 4, 2014.

  1. mynameis321 macrumors member

    Oct 15, 2013
    I'm still on OSX 10.8.5

    My Safari updated a few months ago I think. Anyhow every time I watch a YouTube video, regardless of how long it is and I switch to another tab, it freezes up and I have to force quit it.

    Why is this happening.
  2. Boyd01 macrumors 601


    Feb 21, 2012
    New Jersey Pine Barrens
    I am on 10.8.5 using Safari 6.2 on a 2013 11" MBA. Don't think I have ever seen this problem. I don't visit YouTube much, however I did watch a few things there a couple days ago. Actually, I can't think of any Safari crashes on any sites in recent memory...
  3. SusanK macrumors 68000

    Oct 9, 2012
    I'm running 10.8.5 and Safari 6.2. I have experienced some weirdness including freezing with Safari. Repairing permissions seems to help. There are some Safari permissions that need repair most of the time. I do it often.

    Safari froze twice and I had no control of the Mac. I had to shutdown using the power button both times.
  4. mynameis321 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 15, 2013
    Repaired permissions and this problem is still occurring.

    ridiculous. What can be done?
  5. mmduluth macrumors regular

    Jan 25, 2011
    Ssafari acts crazy for me too. I couldn't find a fix and had to switch to Chrome unfortunately even though I love Safari.
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Try disabling all your Safari extensions (if you have any) and see if the same thing happens. If not, re-enable extensions one at a time until you find the culprit.

    If extensions aren't the problem, try creating a new user account and test Safari from that account, to see if you get the same symptoms.
    You shouldn't be repairing permissions frequently. If repairing permissions results in error messages, some of these messages can be ignored and should be no cause for concern.
    Some people repair, or recommend repairing permissions for situations where it isn't appropriate. Repairing permissions only addresses very specific issues. It is not a "cure all" or a general performance enhancer, and doesn't need to be done on a regular basis. It also doesn't address permissions problems with your files or 3rd party apps.
    There are times when repairing permissions is appropriate. To do so, here are the instructions:

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