silly safari question

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by gallagb, Jul 7, 2006.

  1. gallagb macrumors 6502


    Apr 28, 2004
    so- i'm using a friends machine

    here's the problem

    when i use safari
    w/ some sites

    it will start to load the website
    and then stop
    the blue bar will be 3/4ths of the way across the screen and then just stop

    if i click 'stop'
    it will display about half the site - minus images...etc
    and then sorta work- but not really-

    BUT- in Internet Explorer- it works every time
    havn't tried Opera or Firefox

    i'm sure this is some simple 'allowances' issue
    but i don't know how to fix my friends machine

    he's using an
    1.8ghz imac g5
    512 ram
    os 10.3.9

    my friend is a pretty novice user
    however i could tell him to try firefox/opera and he might be fine with it

    however- i'd like to keep him happy on Safari

    any ideas?
  2. Killyp macrumors 68040


    Jun 14, 2006
    Safari is a great browser, but it's not the most compatible I've found. In fact, it's pretty limited in compatibility...

    I would suggest a move to Firefox. It may not be quite as pretty as Safari, but it works beautifully...
  3. Passante macrumors 6502a


    Apr 16, 2004
    on the sofa
    Try opening the activity window (look under the window menu) to see what the hang up is.
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Amazon works well with my version of Safari (admittedly I'm on the more recent 2.0.4). Maybe get your friend to try some of these tips for speeding up Safari. :)
  5. dmw007 macrumors G4


    May 26, 2005
    Working for MI-6

    Same here, no problems with Amazon and I am running Safari 2.0.3. :)

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