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Janeilfen

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Feb 11, 2018
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Seems to me that Safari is still a memory hog on Big Sur? Is that correct? Some websites I have used with Safari, tell me to close the page I am looking at to conserve memory.
This doesn't seem to be an issue when using Chrome.
 

enneen

macrumors newbie
Dec 9, 2020
5
10
Is this applies to every website or just one particular one? I think it's safe to say that Safari will handle some websites better and Chrome will handle others better.

Anyway Safari now is much more better than before and I personally use it now as my main browser and use Chrome for some cases (mostly compatability)

You can use some of these tips:
- Keep an eye on number of opened tabs.
- Remove unnecessary extensions.

If the problem persist also try to do some research on:
- Disabling tab preview.
- Deleting "RecentlyClosedTabs.plist"

Or you can move totally/partially to Chrome which is totally fine. Maybe it's more suited to the type of websites you browse the most.
 

Janeilfen

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Feb 11, 2018
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It applies to websites I regularly use. So, as much as I want use Safari, I might stick with Chrome.
 

StellarOdin

macrumors newbie
Dec 29, 2020
8
3
Arizona
Having similar issues - but I did read on another forum that unless you are actually experiencing computer lag problems due to RAM management, there is no need to worry about it (which made complete sense to me). I typically only get warnings on sites that have a metric sh*t ton of imbedded videos and adds (so annoying!), and typically close them out. I just don't like it when I'm reviewing sites for research papers and the memory warning keeps coming up. Can't always close them down. But when I considered what I mentioned about reading elsewhere - I never once did experience any perceptible "delay" or "lag" on the computer even when getting the warnings...
 

BigBobbyD

macrumors newbie
Dec 31, 2020
5
3
I have exactly the same problem, even worse, my Safari just randomly restarts after closing the message of using too much memory. I have Sensi running indicating that Safaris is ranked 5th in RAM usage and using less than 100MB. I have a brand new iMac 27 with 16GB Video Ram and 128GB Ram, so that isn't the problem. Safari 14 is a complete disaster. Nothing is faster than chrome and FireFox. (I refuse to use anything from Google)
 

dantracht

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Sep 19, 2013
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Noticing this as well in BS, even on my M1 Mac Mini. Perhaps I should give firefox another go?
 

t2xs

macrumors newbie
Oct 6, 2005
8
1
Sydney
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"This webpage was reloaded because it was using significant memory" Just had to reload this page (MacRumors) three times, as it froze with the same message as per the screenshot
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Activity Monitor shows this at the same time, Safari Web Content using 30.02 GB! Seems a lot of memory for a web browser?? Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!
 
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