Safari memory leak fixed with new version

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by TheJing, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. TheJing macrumors 6502a


    Jun 13, 2011
    Somewhere in Europe
    Safari used to go up to 1GB and even more than 2GB of RAM every time I had it open for a longer period.

    Since I upgraded it hasnt gone over 300MB.

  2. NazgulRR macrumors 6502

    Oct 4, 2010
  3. derbothaus macrumors 601


    Jul 17, 2010
    It depends greatly on where you go and how many tabs and what extensions. Results are different for everyone. But yes, it is better than 5.1.
  4. johnywalker1989 macrumors regular

    Feb 23, 2011
    Hi. I have the latest version of Lion and with no extensions installed I have 500MB memory of Safari Web Content? Is this normal?
  5. miknos Suspended


    Mar 14, 2008
    It was already discussed in another topic.

    Yes, it was fixed and 500mb could be normal depending on how many tabs or webpages you're visiting.
  6. johnywalker1989 macrumors regular

    Feb 23, 2011
  7. qap macrumors 6502


    Mar 29, 2011
    Udine, Italy
    Wirelessly posted (Opera/9.80 (iPhone; Opera Mini/6.1.15738/26.984; U; en) Presto/2.8.119 Version/10.54)

    But safari still reload all tabs "random" :(
  8. derbothaus macrumors 601


    Jul 17, 2010
  9. Vermifuge, Oct 20, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2011

    Vermifuge macrumors 6502a


    Mar 7, 2009
    I don't know if any one noticed this but the leak is actually related to pinch to zoom. I can easily replicate the problem. Just launch Safari and load a page. Pages that are graphic and flash heavy will consume more memory. Now open up Activity monitor and watch the memory usage.

    Pinch to zoom into the Page (being sure to let go) and pinch to zoom out (and let go again.) I found Each zoom eat about 10 MB. If you do this rapidly enough you can make Safari consume up to a GB of ram in just a few moments. It may not seem like a lot but those that use this feature often will soon find themselves without memory.

    A few things that might play a factor

    1) Available memory
    2) Page content
    3) Screen resolution (I run 2048x1152)

    Obviously this is pretty specific to people on MacBooks or who use the Magic Trackpad. this would be why not everyone sees the problem or why it only happens on certain systems.

    I tried reporting this to apple but they just kicked it right back to me.
  10. johnhurley macrumors 6502a


    Aug 29, 2011
    I told the doctor ... doc it hurts when I do this!

    Doc says "don't do it!" ... seriously can you just use the Zoom in/out menubar icons until apple gets it fixed?
  11. Vermifuge macrumors 6502a


    Mar 7, 2009
    I don't understand the hostility. I was just explaining the nature of the problem. I just installed 16 GB into my mini so the problem takes a lot longer to present itself. Is it hurting me? no. Is a bug? yes. I know bugs happen. Hell I own a SQA practice.
  12. tkermit macrumors 68030


    Feb 20, 2004
    What do you mean by "kicked it right back to me"? I had thought that they would love such a report where the bug is easily replicated?
  13. Vermifuge macrumors 6502a


    Mar 7, 2009
    I may not have reported it through the correct channels. But to be fair Apple does not really have an easy channel to submit bugs. I sent an email but i was told to go through some developer option that I don't have access too.

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