Safari Speed Tip

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  1. dance2noise002 macrumors member

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    #1
    I know this is probably a really simple thing, and perhaps you have seen this video on Youtube many times.

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUm62292HxY

    But simply putting these 2 lines of code into Terminal and restarting Safari has made it 10x faster. It's even faster and snappier than Google Chrome on my machine! No more lagging, no more beachballing, it's just constantly fast!

    defaults write com.apple.Safari WebKitResourceTimedLayoutDelay 0.0001

    defaults write com.apple.Safari WebKitInitialTimedLayoutDelay 0.25


    Unbelievable!
     
  2. LPZ macrumors 65816

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    What version of Safari are you using? These keys are not present in Safari 5, and I doubt they have any effect at all for any recent version of Safari.
     
  3. dance2noise002 thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm using Safari 5, there is absolutely a speed increase! Haven't lagged or beachballed in days now! Try it and see!
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    #4
    I don't know specifically about these two, but some keys are not present until you add them with a Terminal command.
     
  5. LPZ macrumors 65816

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    I did try it. I saw no change.

    I also tried

    Code:
    defaults write com.apple.Safari WebKitResourceTimedLayoutDelay 10000
    and saw no change. I restarted Safari after each invocation of the defaults command.

    If you believe this makes Safari snappier:D, more power to you. Why not do

    Code:
    defaults write com.apple.Safari WebKitResourceTimedLayoutDelay 0.000001
    and make it even faster!
     
  6. dance2noise002 thread starter macrumors member

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    Strange,

    However i did enter
    defaults write com.apple.Safari WebKitInitialTimedLayoutDelay 0.25

    first.
     

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