Safari is slow, slow, SLOW!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Bobby dazzler, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. Bobby dazzler macrumors member

    Nov 17, 2013
    Hi All,

    I used to love Safari. No real issues: click the icon and surf...!

    Not any more. It's as slow as you like now I have Yosemite...

    I can only liken it to a few years ago when I had a Windows PC.

    Now I have to wait for it to sort itself out before I can surf - or force quit and then restart the App.

    What a pain!
    Did I read somewhere that Tim Cook was trying to get more people to use Safari? Really? Well, that's going to back-fire now isn't it!
  2. Bending Pixels macrumors 65816

    Jul 22, 2010
  3. JGRE macrumors 6502a


    Oct 10, 2011
    Dutch Mountains
  4. Fuchal macrumors 68020

    Sep 30, 2003
    I've found on every computer I've tried that Safari on Yosemite is noticeably quicker and more responsive than on Mavericks. Especially in terms of scrolling smoothness, and page load
  5. jamesarm97 macrumors 65816

    Sep 29, 2006
    Mine was super fast but this last week something has happened and pages stop responding or take forever. Sometimes I have to reload or quit Safari.
  6. aaagat111 macrumors regular


    Sep 12, 2005
    St. Louis, MO
    While I don't want to turn this into a "which browser" thread...

    If there is an application you use on your computer that is not performing as well as you'd like it...there is always the option to try alternatives. While I understand your initial goal was to "debug" what is causing your specific Safari issues, since yes, optimally Safari should run great on every machine, sometimes this is a long road to go down.

    So, that being said, why don't you give another browser a try. For a day, a week...see if you like it. Google Chrome is an outstanding browser. It's the browser I use, recommend to others, and is the browser of choice for almost every person I know that is "into" technology. There has to be some reason here :)

    Sure, it's not exactly the same as Safari but maybe it will alleviate some of your issue and you will find you have an issue free browsing experience. Let me know what you find.
  7. s15119 macrumors 65832


    Nov 20, 2010
    Sounds like somethings wrong. Safari under 10.10 is faster than ever on my MacBook Air (mid 2013).
  8. phrehdd macrumors 68040


    Oct 25, 2008
    For me, Safari works reasonably fast under Yosemite. However, I do on line courses and Safari can't handle the pages while some of the more common browsers did just fine. In the past I have found similar situations where for some reason Safari seems unable to deal with certain web pages either quickly or successfully.

    On another note, perhaps the OP should consider reading some tips on optimizing Safari including more common items including how often to empty history and deal with cookies and other items that can impact performance.
  9. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    Safari in Yosemite is dramatically better on my '08 MacBook than Mavericks ever was.
  10. Bobby dazzler thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 17, 2013

    So, since my original post and this very moment, Safari has lost all lag.

    It's now very fast.

    No idea why. All I've done today is a restart.

    Maybe that's all I needed to do. Just hope it lasts.

    ...Handoff has stopped working completely though
  11. Jodles macrumors regular

    Dec 5, 2008
    I found that everything is super fast apart from opening new tabs and adjusting window size while playing videos on YouTube. Try rapidly doing cmd+t, compared to doing it in e.g. Firefox. Love the speed of it otherwise though.

    Yosemite on late 2013 rmbp.

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