Speed up Safari/Webkit

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Dronecatcher, Apr 25, 2015.

  1. Dronecatcher macrumors 68030


    Jun 17, 2014
    Lincolnshire, UK
    If you don't use Topsites, you can prevent Safari from continually rendering pages you visit as jpg and png files.
    Simply turning Topsites off in preferences doesn't prevent it from saving endless screenshots (you can check, they're in: ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.Safari/Webpage Previews).
    The png files are full size screen grabs essentially so I imagine Safari is using a fair amount of resource doing this all the time.

    To turn off this feature, open Terminal and write or paste:

    defaults write com.apple.Safari DebugSnapshotsUpdatePolicy -int 2

    press return and quit Terminal.

    To reactivate:

    defaults delete com.apple.Safari DebugSnapshotsUpdatePolicy
  2. mzs.112000 macrumors regular

    Apr 22, 2015

    I will try this later and see how much faster it is :)
    I wonder if it would work on my hackintosh?
  3. MysticCow macrumors 6502a

    May 27, 2013
    So long as it has that line in the preference file, it should work.

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