Safari is persistently lagging

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by bpetruzzo, May 11, 2010.

  1. bpetruzzo macrumors regular

    Oct 22, 2005
    I've searched google for a solution to this and I came across some and followed the instructions (reset safari, clear cache, run onyx, repair permissions). It works... for about two hours, then safari is back to lagging like crazy.

    I'm using a late 2008 MacBook Pro with Snow Leopard and all the latest software updates.

    Does anyone know what the heck is going on and how I can fix it so it doesn't come back?
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    What site are you consistently using with Safari?
  3. bpetruzzo thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 22, 2005
    It isn't isolated to any one site in particular.

    But a few that I frequent are:

    I'm sure there are more, but those are the sites that I make rounds on daily. All of those, among others, suffer from the lag. When it's lagging, it's usually affecting most sites, but sometimes when it's lagging other sites are fine.
  4. bpetruzzo thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 22, 2005
    No ideas?

    It's pretty bad and none of the instructions on the web seem to be helping anything. Restarting Safari usually helps for a few minutes, then it's lagging again. When it gets bad, it's almost unusable. The whole application lags. Even, opening and closing tabs.
  5. celticpride678

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boston, MA
    Do you have any plugins installed? If yes, deactivate them and see if it improves.

    If not, try removing the file from ~/Library/Preferences.

    If nothing works, try reinstalling Safari.
  6. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    Safari Menuy > Reset Safari....
    don't check the passwords box
  7. jim4spam macrumors member

    Jun 14, 2009
    My safari was extremely laggy for about 4 weeks, then the hard disk died....

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