Safari locking up

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by bursty, Dec 31, 2004.

  1. bursty macrumors 65816


    Jan 31, 2004
    Sometimes when i click on a link in Safari while surfing the net, Safari will get hung up for 15-30 seconds, using 100% of the CPU power. Any one else experience this or know how to fix it? Or am i just going to have to live with it :( Someone tell me a cure, i really dont want to start using Internet Explorer again :(
  2. bubbamac macrumors 6502

    Dec 24, 2003
    Don't know why Safari's doing that to you, but don't use IE, use Firefox.

    Faster, faster, faster!
  3. Darwin macrumors 65816


    Jun 2, 2003
    round the corner
    Not got a link by any chance that locks up Safari?

    Maybe its something on the page that isn't loading and what locks the browser

    If you can post one I can see if thats the case :)
  4. bursty thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jan 31, 2004
    Actually now that i think about it, its really only been locking up when i am on eBay. Maybe theres something in there that locks it up? Anyone else notice that ebay is slowing Safari down? Maybe its just me :(
  5. sandman42 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 23, 2003
    I've noticed it too

    I have definitely noticed that eBay locks up Safari lately. I get the 'beach ball' for long periods sometimes, and have had to force quit a time or two. Safari has had problems with eBay searches before (click on 'search' and nothing happens), but this behavior is new. Also seems to be limited to eBay.
  6. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    I went back to Safari and tried it and it happened to me too! I was going to implicated an applet or flash ad, but I have PH running and so that's out. But actually, it *wasn't* the beachball of death. I was just experimenting, so I was patient. When I typed a query in from the main eBay screen, it came up quickly. When I typed queries in from the results eBay screen's search bar, I got a beachball for almost a minute, and then the next screen came up after that, without any further problems. So this issue that I see seems like it's gotta be due to the JScript for the search button....

    Also FWIW this does *not* occur in Firefox. :(
  7. meta-ghost macrumors regular

    Apr 9, 2002
    San Francisco
    me too

    i'm also getting hangups but on sites other than ebay. just now on my amex banking site. it's happened on a few others but i can't remember which.

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