Safari runs two or three hours and locks up

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  1. Tim in Scottsdale macrumors member

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    Guys

    iMac i3 2010 build, OSX Yosemite 10.10.5, Safari 9.0.3; too many beach balls requiring restarts, what can I do about this?
     
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  3. Tim in Scottsdale thread starter macrumors member

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    Hello

    Yes, but that is not my question here, I much prefer Safari if I can get it to work.
     
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    I'd recommend Chrome. It honestly operates, in my opinion much more efficiently than Safari.

    I mean I like them both. I just think Apple changed Safari a little bit since the old days and now not as good as it used to be.

    Anyway, good luck.
     
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    Is it only Safari you are having issues with? No other apps or anything are hanging or not launching properly?

    Do you have any extensions installed in Safari?
     
  6. Tim in Scottsdale thread starter macrumors member

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    Hello

    The only problem is with Safari. How do I check for or delete extensions?
     
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    While you are in Safari click the Safari menu in the menu bar then select Preferences. Then look for the tab for Extensions.
     
  8. Tim in Scottsdale thread starter macrumors member

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    Hello

    Found it, there are three extensions, none were enabled. I deleted all of them anyway as a test.
     
  9. Tim in Scottsdale thread starter macrumors member

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    Guys

    Running problem-free for about five hours since deleting the Safari extentions; I am cautiously optimistic.
     
  10. Tim in Scottsdale thread starter macrumors member

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    Guys

    Why can't Apple create a competent browser? I am still seeing problems.

    Deleting Safari extensions may have helped some, I can fix some of the lockups by just quitting and restarting Safari. Any other suggestions are appreciated.
     
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    Sorry if I'm being annoying but have you taken it to the Apple Store?

    Usually when there is a problem associated with something Apple themselves makes (like safari) The Genius staff can fix it.
     
  12. Tim in Scottsdale thread starter macrumors member

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    Hello

    I am never annoyed by someone being helpful. I have not been to Apple as the problem can take hours to appear. What I should do is drop in and talk to them, see if they have any ideas for me.
     
  13. Tim in Scottsdale thread starter macrumors member

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    This is bizarre

    After experiencing three or four Safari lockups every day for months, I was deciding to use Chrome for a few days to see if I liked it. I did a bookmarks import from Safari to Chrome, and then ran just Chrome for an hour, which I found awkward due to lack of familiarity. I switched back to Safari, and have had no problems in eight hours of use.I have no idea what could have changed, any ideas?
     
  14. MacRobert10 macrumors 6502

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    ...if Donald Trump said it, it must be good advice!!!:eek:
     
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  16. Tim in Scottsdale thread starter macrumors member

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    Guys

    Have not enabled iCloud in any capacity.
     
  17. Tim in Scottsdale thread starter macrumors member

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    Guys

    I have logged maybe twenty hours of Safari usage with only one lockup, that is pretty good. All I did was import my Safari bookmarks into Chrome, and I used only Chrome for a couple of hours. Why Safari started working, I have no idea! My routine now is to close Safari every morning, start Chrome and use it for a minute, close Chrome and continue the rest of the day with Safari. What has changed I have no clue.
     

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