Safari Lag w/ 10.4.10?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ChrisBrightwell, Jul 23, 2007.

  1. ChrisBrightwell macrumors 68020

    ChrisBrightwell

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    Am I the only one noticing a ridiculous amount of lag in Safari with the 10.4.10 update?

    At first I thought it was just me, but then my wife's iBook showed the same Beach Ball of Doom every few minutes and sometimes would take up to a minute to begin responding again.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    It's been fine for me. What other apps are running? Do you have any theme changers, system hacks or Safari plugins installed? :)
     
  3. netdog macrumors 603

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    What version of Safari are you running?

    I had terrible lag in Safari (beachball city) with 10.4.10 and did a permissions fix from the DVD and then ran an fsck and all is well now. Startup is much faster too.
     
  4. ChrisBrightwell thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Typically, I have Mail, Safari, Adium, Terminal, and iTunes running. With 2GB of RAM, this should be pretty trivial.

    No, no, and no.

    After I posted this, I decided to take a "carpet bombing" approach: I reset Safari (from the Safari menu), deleted ALL of the files in /Library/Caches and ~/Library/Caches, repaired permissions, and ran a few disk and file system checks.

    A quick reboot later and all seems to be back to normal.

    I wish I'd taken a more measured approach, but I was really tired of the lag.
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Good work. That's hardly a carpet bomb approach though. That's really quite a measured approach. I usually find I end up resetting Safari monthly, just to clear things up a bit. It's a good app, but it's not perfect. :)
     
  6. melicson macrumors newbie

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    Safari Slowdown

    Hi -

    I had a similar problem with Safari in 10.3.9. Went to Safari Preferences, clicked the Autofill tab, and unchecked the "Other Forms" box and that stopped my painfully slow Safari.

    Try it out.

    Mike Elicson
     
  7. Mgkwho macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, it sucks for me too. (The autofill uncheck didn't do anything for me).

    I don't want to reset Safari, I just want it to be normal.

    My sister has a MacBook, is running beta 3 and 4.10 just like I am, except I have a MBP and I'm the one with problems.

    (Overall, her system is incredibly fast compared to mine. Both have 1GB RAM. I don't know why mine is slow, but I have a 2.16 17" and for some reason hers beats mine in speed tests. Mine is newer by a few months).

    -=|Mgkwho
     
  8. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Mgkwho, do you have plenty of free space on the boot drive? What's listed in your Login Items in System Preferences, and also what is in the StartupItems folder in your Library? :)
     

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