Safari makes mac run slow

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by heliocentric, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. heliocentric Guest

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    i cant use it any more :(

    every time i load it it slows my whole mac book down and locks up itself and the mac every 30 secs or so...making it impossible to use.

    i have all the newest software downloads.

    any ideas?
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    Does "i have all the newest software downloads" mean you run Safari 4.0.4 on Mac OS X 10.6.2? If so (or not) on what Mac do you use those?

    Have you taken a look at Activity Monitor and seen how much CPU Safari uses?

    And does it happen with every page (Google, YouTube, BBC, ...)?

    How many tabs are open?

    Since when does this problem occur and what have you changed before that, that might have something to do with the slow behaviour?

    Also how many applications are open?
     
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  4. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

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    any plug ins?

    the more information the better
     
  5. heliocentric thread starter Guest

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    sorry its 10.5.8 and yes 4.0.4 on a white nvidia macbook

    no plugins.

    does it on every page i visit.

    and i have 2 gb of ram...

    problem started a few days ago randomly

    thanks
     
  6. spinnerlys Guest

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    Try repairing permissions via Disk Utility or resetting Safari.

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    Also what does Activity Monitor show?

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    Don't make me get my "maximize your troubleshooting experience" quote. ;)
     
  7. heliocentric thread starter Guest

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    ok spinnerlys i performed the steps you posted but i still get the problem...

    any ideas?

    heres the pics of the activity monitor

    thanks
     

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  8. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Close safari. Delete your com.apple.safari.plist file in ~/Library/Preferences after copying to your desktop. Open safari. See if that helps.
     
  9. heliocentric thread starter Guest

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    their is no such file in my preferences folder...

    thanks
     
  10. LPZ macrumors 65816

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    Should be there. Were you looking in the Library/Preferences folder inside your home folder? That's where the plist file should be.
     
  11. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    It has to be there. See post above mine.
     
  12. heliocentric thread starter Guest

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    have attached image of folder im looking in...

    cant see it, am i looking in the wrong place?

    thanks
     

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  13. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Click on alex then Library.....

    You were in the wrong directory. The ~ is your home directory (alex).
     
  14. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    I abandoned Safari for Firefox a couple of months ago. Safari has some real issues. Apple's engineers should be embarrassed.
     
  15. heliocentric thread starter Guest

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    ok got there in the end lol

    but made no difference :(

    is there a way i can do a totally fresh install?

    thanks
     
  16. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Download safari.

    Get one of those apptrasher apps, so that when you drag an app to trash it finds all files associated with it and deletes them also. Install it.

    Drag safari to trash.

    Install dowloaded safari.
     
  17. heliocentric thread starter Guest

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    thanks but again it made no difference :(

    i think i give up...

    thanks for your help
     

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