Safari Hangs Up Half Way Through an Address

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  1. Keukasmallie macrumors regular


    Jan 30, 2011
    I'm using the newest version of Safari and still finding problems with it. (I'm also up to date w/ the new Mavericks.) For example, it hangs up occasionally when "half way" through the address line.

    Anyone else experiencing this problem; anyone have a solution (other than Chrome, etc.).

    Thanks in advance for sharing your thoughts, complaints, resolution ideas with me!
  2. casperes1996 macrumors 68040


    Jan 26, 2014
    Horsens, Denmark
    How about this?

    Don't have this problem myself, but here's an idea.

    Download the Safari DMG from Apple, and delete all Safari files. Then reinstall Safari and see what happens
  3. rcassano macrumors newbie

    Sep 5, 2009
    Potomac, MD
    Yes, I have the same problem. I can see the URL start to load and then it stops halfway through and just hangs. If I wait long enough it usually finishes. I'm not sure this is a problem with Safari. I also have a Time Capsule router and noticed that if I have the Time Machine backup configured the router hangs but if I delete the backup and shut off Time Machine, all is well and web sites load just fine. Have you tried another browser? Sorry, can't help you more then that. I'm looking for solutions as well.
  4. casperes1996 macrumors 68040


    Jan 26, 2014
    Horsens, Denmark

    I am also using a Time Capsule with Time Machine though, and I do not experience any problems. Which version of Time Machine is it you're using?
  5. neutrino23, Mar 5, 2014
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2014

    neutrino23 macrumors 68000

    Feb 14, 2003
    SF Bay area
    I sometimes see something like this. I turn off wifi then turn it back on and things work better.

    I had a fairly old Time Capsule. A couple of weeks ago I replaced it with a new airport express. Speed nearly doubled and we get almost no stalls.

    I might gave been able to reset the old one and get better performance but I didn't want to mess with that.

    It has been my experience that about every four or five years it's a good idea to update the router, regardless of the brand. They still work but I start seeing worsening performance.

    Assuming you are using a wireless router, unplug the Ethernet cable from the router and plug it directly into your computer. Bypassing the router tells you if the trouble is in the router or the computer.
  6. udo327 macrumors newbie

    Mar 6, 2014
    I have the same problem.
    Safari just hangs there. when i hit refresh it loads just fine.

    i am using an My Book Live as a time capsule backup system, but i doubt thats the problem, because i have similar problems on my ipad/safari

    i'm using the latest OSX fully updated everything...
  7. FAQ macrumors newbie

    Apr 14, 2014
    Safari Hangs

    I'm experiencing the same thing on Safari 6.1.3 (8537.75.14) on OS X 10.8.5
    I click a link, or type an address, and it starts to load, then immediately after it stops. Sometimes a page reload will finish it, but not always.

    Google Chrome works with no issues on the same machine.
    Haven't had the issue until recently.
    Safari is useless at the moment :(

  8. rc135tx macrumors member


    Feb 15, 2010
    I would first reset Safari. If that was no help, launch Console & see if there are any messages related to your internet connection that you might be able to do something about. Still no help, power cycle & reset the router.

    If the problem is only occasional, I'm not sure any of this would actually prove anything, tho. :confused:
  9. jwill99 macrumors member

    Nov 15, 2013
    I was having the same problem with Safari and WIFI. Through trial and error, I discovered that my problem is with the Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock. When I disconnect it, my wifi is super fast. Hook it back up and try the Comcast Speed Test. Wifi hangs up over and over. If you don't have the dock, maybe it is something else causing interference. Wifi and Safari worked great on everything else in the house, just not my laptop that the dock was connected to.
  10. arsimoun macrumors member

    Jan 24, 2013
    Safari hangs halfway through page load...

    I just switched to TimeWarner because it is the only provider available where I now live. I had this exact same issue. Turned out the TW modem/router combo was to blame. A quick trip down to Best Buy to purchase a good modem and a good router and all is well.

    Also, with the TW combo my wireless speeds were 30-50% below what I had paid for. "It's wireless," said TW. "they all do that." Turns out they don't all do that. I am running full throttle wirelessly.

    Hope this helps.

    Adam Rodman
  11. FAQ, Apr 21, 2014
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2014

    FAQ macrumors newbie

    Apr 14, 2014
    I don't think our problem is hardware related.
    As I wrote… Other browsers works lightning fast.
    I only have issues with safari.
    Try testing other browsers, and see if you experience the same


    How would you reset Safari?

  12. DramaLLama macrumors 6502

    Feb 6, 2011
    I've had this issue recently but I haven't had it for maybe 2 weeks now and I don't know if it's coincidence but the only thing I've changed is I stopped using MailTab for Outlook.

    If you use MailTab for Gmail it's the same company that makes the outlook version.. and that thing polls the server like once every 4-5 seconds and it made my entire internet surfing slower (unknown to me until I recently stopped using it because it was bugging out in other ways).

    Aside from just making safari slower (at least I feel like it made it slower) I would always get hung up half-way through a website loading... however like I said since stopping use of this app I haven't had the issue since. It's only been a week or two though.

    edit: and for the record I have heard this could be a modem/router issue but I travel between my own house and my gf's house regularly and the problem happened no matter who's connection I was on.
  13. dmk1974 macrumors 68020


    Sep 16, 2008
    For my use, Safari is much worse than Chrome.

    My wife had been using only Safari on her MBA and I use only Chrome on my rMBP. She's been having these exact same problems where page loads just stall for minutes (sometimes even the beach ball). Especially when a 2nd page was loading, files downloading, or when Time Machine backups kicked in.

    I switched routers, tried 2.4 and 5ghz banding on both. No luck. Wiped the system and re-installed Mavericks from scratch (didn't restore her previous profile and TM backup)...still no luck. Ultimately took her MBA to the Genius Bar a few days ago to get it checked out.

    They replaced her SSD drive and wireless module. Took it home and set up again from scratch. Maybe somewhat better, but same issues encountered.

    I installed Chrome on hers and when running TM backups, at least pages load. Little slower, but not a full stall. I then also fired up Safari on my rMBP and tried pages when running TM backup...completely stalled for me as well!

    Ultimately, from my experiences, Safari sucks and doesn't seem to multi-task well. At least not in Mavericks on the 2013 MBA and 2013 rMBP. No issues on the iPads and iPhones though using Safari or Chrome, but then again, those aren't quite the same.
  14. Fishrrman macrumors G5


    Feb 20, 2009
    From my archives:
    You might try resetting the DNS cache.
    It may help, or it may not -- worth a try.

    This is done using terminal. You'll need to have your administrative password handy.

    OS X Mountain Lion or Lion or Mavericks
    Use the following Terminal command to reset the DNS cache:

    sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder

    Mac OS X v10.6
    Use the following Terminal command to reset the DNS cache:

    sudo dscacheutil -flushcache
  15. peterbro macrumors newbie

    Jun 24, 2014
    Same problem here. MBA, Mavericks, Time Capsule, AT&T Uverse. Safari stalls part way through a page load.

    I tried disabling DNS pre-fetching per another post and that may have reduced the incidences but did not solve the problem. Now trying Safari's Inspector but groping in the dark since I don't know the tool.

    My system is connected through ethernet (connected to the Thunderbolt display) and WiFi (in the MBA).
  16. peterbro macrumors newbie

    Jun 24, 2014
    Ethernet and WiFi the issue?

    I turned off WiFi while connected to Ethernet and the problem seems to be reduced. Now the progress bar moves quickly an inch or two, pauses for a few seconds, then restarts and completes the page load at the expected speed. With both Ethernet and WiFi the progress bar often stops at the first pause and the page load does not complete and I have to reload the page to get it to complete.
  17. slowsafari999 macrumors newbie

    Mar 6, 2015
    SOLVED: Trusteer Rapport uninstall

    FWIW I found that uninstalling Trusteer Rapport fixed it for me. OS X 10.2.2 Safari 8.0.3

    Lots of complaints of Rapport on OS X on any search.

    Lots of banks offer it for free

    Safari is back to super-fast, no hangs on loads.
  18. heytommy macrumors newbie


    Jan 24, 2017

    its 2016 and I got this issue with my brand new Macbook pro (late 2016)..

    None of the suggestions above worked for me.. any advice how I get rid of the slow behavior, which occurs randomly on page load?!

    I figured out, that safari freezes my wifi connection when it gets stuck in the loading process..
  19. claidheamdanns macrumors newbie


    Feb 6, 2008
    Memphis, TN
    Thanks. This worked for me. So, this post is still good, after all these years.

    Worked in Safari 11.0.1, on macOS Sierra 10.12.6

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