Safari/Webkit slow animated gifs and cpu spike

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ASFx, Jun 28, 2009.

  1. ASFx macrumors regular

    Feb 24, 2008
    Whenever I view a site or forum that has animated GIFs posted, safari comes to a crawl and my CPU spikes until i can scroll them off the page. Sometimes it evens gives me a beachball for a few seconds, and im on an octo core mac pro.

    i did a bit of research and found that this is a bug in webkit that has existed for several years. This bug also effects Google Chrome in the same way since it's based on webkit. Does anyone have more info on this? Shouldn't this have been fixed by now?
  2. ASFx thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 24, 2008
    I've seen those. Unfortunately people have been talking about this bug for a long time. Apple and webkit seem to be doing nothing about it. I was hoping someone might have some sort of temporary solution to stop safari from nearly crashing every time i come across an animated gif.

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