when you open a webpage with safari, the address bar would act like those progress bars you always see. however, nearly half of the time the bar would "load" and grow from left to the right, but it might hang in the middle, 1/4 of the way, or at http:// only. it's irritating. i find safari quite nice and after using: http://www.scifience.net/safarispeed.html, it's even better. anothe program that i used on my safari is this: http://www.ocdev.com/ where it won't close and pop up a dialog asking if i want to quit safari with multiple tabs. i always accidentally press cmd Q instead of cmd W so it's a work and life saver for me. are these two programs related to my problem? or is it tiger? or is it my ibook?