Safari will take me to the hospital...

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Racineur, Jul 19, 2015.

  1. Racineur macrumors regular

    Racineur

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    :eek:Hello, Safari 6.2.7 is driving me crazy with its laziness and slow pace. On my iMac 27 3.5 i5, 1t FD, Mountain Lion, it's so slow at showing pictures, it has become almost unusable. Google sites are the worst. Search something on Google, the Web result appears normally fast but when you go to Pictures, first two rows populate then I can wait up to 30 seconds until the rest of the images show. Same ins some sites like CNN, Digital Trends. Text shows first then pictures one after the other. I switched to Chrome and U must say it's lightning fast and pictures load in a flash everywhere on the Web. I've had this problem with Safari before and it seems like it repaired itself (!). Extensions? On or Off, same thing. I really don't know what to do. I tried all I know: from rebuillding permissions to...switiching to Chrome. Which is not my first choice.
    Hints? Clues? Thanks in advance
     
  2. Bending Pixels macrumors 65816

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    Did you ever consider there might be a problem with your internet connection?
     
  3. barbu macrumors regular

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    you might try creating a new user on your Mac, logging in as that user, and checking how Safari performs under the new account. If it works fine there, then you will know there is some configuration problem in your normal account.
     
  4. Racineur thread starter macrumors regular

    Racineur

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    Hello an thank for your hints. As for my connexion, if it were defective or else, wouldn't affect Chrome too? I guess so. As for a second user. I created one. I logged in as a guest. Yep, Safair is snappy as hell. Even snappier than Chrome. So I screen captured every settings in Network and in Safari Preferences. Copied the same when I logged in back as admin. No can do, Safari is slow as always. As it is right now, it's inusable. I can sit and wait up to 30 seconds to have a Google image search result to appear. Since I have an Android phone, I often go to the Google Play Store. Now, I use Chrome cause Safari makes me lose some precious time. Add to this that it doesn't load each and every photo on the site. Friends, I really need some help. Some times, I think of giving up on Safari alltogether. So where do I go forme here: I created a new account and Safari is definitely better.
    So tired of Snail Safari...:(
     
  5. barbu macrumors regular

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    Have you tried the "reset Safari" function?
    • Open your Safari Web browser.
    • Click the Safari menu, located at the top of your screen.
    • A drop-down menu will now appear. Choose the option labeled Reset Safari.
    • A warning dialog will now appear detailing the items that will be removed. By default, all items within this window are checked.
    • Ensure that only the items that you wish to reset are checked.
    • Click the button on the dialog labeled Reset to complete the process.


    Your browser settings will be restored to their original defaults. This may reset your homepage, disable your extensions, and unpin all tabs. It will also clear other temporary and cached data, such as cookies, content and site data.

    • Your Safari browser will now restart automatically.
     
  6. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    OP:

    By logging into the "test account", and by finding that Safari runs as it should in that account, you have proven that the fault is not localized within Safari itself.

    I sense that there is -something else- running in your "regular" account that is consuming CPU cycles and preventing Safari from loading pages properly.

    Perhaps you ought to open Activity Monitor, set it to observe CPU load, and see what is consuming CPU use when Safari "bogs down".

    It might be something you added yourself, or it might be some kind of "background process" that is putting the brakes on Safari while its "in action"...
     
  7. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Try this. Hold the shift key at boot to start to safe mode. That will prevent any login or startup items (like adware/malware) from launching. Then see how it works and let us know.
     
  8. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Or you could give up on that account. Move your files, delete it> Use an account that works. You could be looking for the proverbial needle in a haystack.
     
  9. Racineur thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks again so much. You truly help a lot. I did not try yet booting in safe mode. I will do that tomorrow for sure. But I found out that almost only the Goodle sites like Calendar, Play, Search and Keep load painfully slowly. Tonight I switched to Bing as my main search engine and I must say I'm flabbergasted. It's fast, yields tons of information and good looking too. So my problem seems to be now: wha'ts happening between Safari and Google in my account that does not in a guest account. Moving my actual account to another account seems a good idea too. 1-2-3 how do I do that. Will search the Net. :cool: A little sunshine.
     
  10. Pearl Wisdom macrumors member

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    You should consider upgrading to Mavericks. I think some of the upgrades to Safari that are available in Mavericks will help you out. I upgraded to Mavericks from Snow Leopard and have been very happy after changing various Preferences to make the UI more like Snow Leopard (Google can tell you what those settings are). You said you are running Safari 6.2.7 and I am running Safari 7.1.7. At this point, Mavericks 10.9.5 is in good shape with regards to bugs being fixed. Next year I expect to install El Capitan on my family's three post-2009 Macbook Pros, after the first few releases have fixed the worst bugs.
     

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