Safari keeps freezing!

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by iCore24, Aug 24, 2014.

  1. iCore24 macrumors 6502

    iCore24

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    #1
    Out of no where today Safari is going extremely slow!

    It keeps showing the rainbow circle every 8 seconds for 5 seconds.

    It is unusable. I am currently using Chrome and it works much better.

    Anyone know how to troubleshoot? I cleared all the cache and history but still no luck :(
     
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    Do you have any extensions enabled? If so, try disabling them one at a time and see which, if any, are causing issues.
     
  3. iCore24 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have 2 adblock extentions installed.

    When I disabled them Safari stopped showing the spinning rainbow. I re-enabled and it seems stable now. But it is still a little slow, but atleast the freezing stopped.

    Thanks!
     
  4. tmoerel macrumors 6502

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    Are you using Adblock Pro? I was and was experiencing the same slowness as you. I have since replaced it by AdBlock (not the Pro) and since then Safari is a little race horse!

    If you are using your mac at home and really want to get rid of ads on all your devices, consider getting a router on which you can install a recent version of DD-WRT and run a Privoxy transparent proxy to block all your ads inside your network.
     
  5. Bumppoman macrumors newbie

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    This has begun happening to me suddenly too. I haven't been doing anything different, so it's especially puzzling.
     

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