Safari keeps Locking up

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by silbeej, Dec 13, 2008.

  1. silbeej macrumors 6502a

    Feb 3, 2007
    All of a sudden i've been getting the pinwheel of death every time i use safari and have to keep force quitting it. I updated and ran disk utility, but it keeps freezing. This has got to stop. anyone know of this and have a solution?
  2. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030


    Apr 19, 2008
    Pandora, Home Tree
    Did you repair the permissions in the disk utility?

    Also, empty the cache in it as well. There is a button, to reset Safari, it does help from time to time.
  3. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030


    Mar 24, 2005
    A religiously oppressed state
    Try turning off protection against fraudulent websites off (under security preferences).
  4. SuperKat macrumors regular

    Dec 14, 2008
    In A Galaxy Far, Far Away
    Same Here

    I am having the same problem which is what brought me to this site. I just registered to see if anyone else was having this happen.
    I'm on a G4 and it's Safari 3.2.1. It's freezing up when it goes to load pages. I've emptied and reset everything.
  5. jimleszczynski macrumors regular


    Jan 19, 2008
    Mount Pleasant, MI
    having a similar problem here. Seems to occur more often on a more labor intensive site. Quite often during video viewing. Streaming of any kind. Usually will unlock but a delay of 10-50seconds occur. I have reset safari and everything is updated. This seems to be a more recent occurring problem? Perhaps something that came bundled with 10.5.6?
  6. poolvibe macrumors newbie


    Sep 1, 2006
    Things to try.

    Repair permissions
    Reset Safari
    Flush every cache you can get your hands on
    Install Firefox:D
    Update everything to the fullest
  7. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030


    Mar 24, 2005
    A religiously oppressed state
    That's probably just flash sucking.
  8. pubwvj macrumors 68000


    Oct 1, 2004
    Mountains of Vermont
    I had similar problems.
    The issue was solved by removing PithHelmet.
    Since I can't use Safari without PithHelmet I reverted to the previous Safari.
    Oh, bother as Pooh would say.
  9. AtHomeBoy_2000 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 3, 2005
    Not only am I having the lock problem on my Mac, but the Windows version is sucking memory like CRAZY.
  10. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

    John Doe 57

    Jan 26, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    This is what you should do:

    1. Download OnyX (a free maintenance utility).

    2. Open OnyX and Click Cancel on these two Alert Panels:
    -Cancel the S.M.A.R.T. Box
    -Cancel the Startup Volume Box

    3. Enter your Password

    4. Click on the Cleaning Tab

    5. In each tab, execute the command. Check all the boxes in each tab. When its finished in that tab, it will ask you to reboot. Say NO. Go on to the next tab and repeat until all tabs are done. THEN REBOOT.

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