Safari load time

Applexilef

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Feb 3, 2004
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Hey guys, quick problem here:

I'm running Mac OS X- Panther and I use Safari to browse the internet and such. Lately, every time I open the program it takes a enormous amount of time to start up, last time I timed it at 28 seconds to start. This usually wasn't the case...

I've repaired permissions, cleaned up, reset safari, and nothing. It still takes forever. Even as I type this there is a microsecond delay between my pressing of a letter key and it's actual appearance on the keyboard. I have a 1 Ghz with 384MB of RAM, I should not have any performance problems since I'm using the same software that came loaded on the computer when I bought it.

Once the program is open, I can easily open up new windows and such, the problem is specifically when I start up the program after quitting/boot up.

Can anyone help? It's pissing me off
 

CubaTBird

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Apr 18, 2004
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Applexilef said:
Hey guys, quick problem here:

I'm running Mac OS X- Panther and I use Safari to browse the internet and such. Lately, every time I open the program it takes a enormous amount of time to start up, last time I timed it at 28 seconds to start. This usually wasn't the case...

I've repaired permissions, cleaned up, reset safari, and nothing. It still takes forever. Even as I type this there is a microsecond delay between my pressing of a letter key and it's actual appearance on the keyboard. I have a 1 Ghz with 384MB of RAM, I should not have any performance problems since I'm using the same software that came loaded on the computer when I bought it.

Once the program is open, I can easily open up new windows and such, the problem is specifically when I start up the program after quitting/boot up.

Can anyone help? It's pissing me off
have you tried to delete the safari preferences from your comp?
 

Applexilef

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Feb 3, 2004
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I'm not sure what you're talking about, can you please specify?

I went to the preference section but couldn't find anything related to your comment
 

Applexilef

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Feb 3, 2004
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I just deleted that file and it still takes a long time. Any other suggestions?

Also, may I ask how long does it take your safari to boot up?
 

GodBless

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Jan 22, 2005
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Applexilef said:
I just deleted that file and it still takes a long time. Any other suggestions?

Also, may I ask how long does it take your safari to boot up?
Well my Safari takes no longer than 2 to 4 seconds at the most but I am running Tiger which gives Safari a major speed boost in just about every way.
 

173080

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Aug 15, 2003
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I have a similar problem. Safari takes an awfully long time to open and every time I click on a link I get a beachball for 3-5 seconds. If I open a tab in the background I get a beachball for 7-10 seconds or until the page is loaded.

I've tried deleting the preferences, resetting Safari, and even an Archive and Install and the problem persists. I'm running Tiger on a PowerBook. I had the problem in Panther and it stayed even after I upgraded to Tiger.

:confused:
 

wrldwzrd89

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Jun 6, 2003
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Safari's caches might be corrupted. To test this, delete the Safari folder in Username/Library/Caches and the Icons folder in Username/Library/Safari. Does Safari have any other cache folders that I'm forgetting about (one possibility is a folder called com.apple.Safari in Username/Library/Caches)?
 

Applexilef

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Feb 3, 2004
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wrldwzrd89 said:
Safari's caches might be corrupted. To test this, delete the Safari folder in Username/Library/Caches and the Icons folder in Username/Library/Safari. Does Safari have any other cache folders that I'm forgetting about (one possibility is a folder called com.apple.Safari in Username/Library/Caches)?
WOW! What a change! The icon bounced only once before the program opened. Does your suggestion apply to any other program? or is it just Safari specific?

Thanks a lot!
 

wrldwzrd89

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Jun 6, 2003
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Applexilef said:
WOW! What a change! The icon bounced only once before the program opened. Does your suggestion apply to any other program? or is it just Safari specific?

Thanks a lot!
Yes, it applies to any other program that has cache files in the caches folder.
 

carolmunyua

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Jul 10, 2012
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wonderful! this solved the issue.

too happy for finding this answer. Solution provided solved my very slow Safari loading issue.

Group Hugs!!:)
 

tiredof

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Feb 3, 2012
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Same Issue

but I am running Mountain Lion OS 10.8.5

There is no Safari under Caches and no Icons under Safari. Is there another location or folder to check?