Why does Safari suck?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by srazz, Aug 2, 2017.

  1. srazz macrumors regular

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    Ok, maybe sucks is a strong word but as of lately, it really sucks. Let me explain.

    Based on what I do I'm on various websites all day doing research and reading/viewing documents. From time to time Safari will just take forever to load a page or hang. There's one particular site I go to to view plans and it will open another window and pull up the plans. Well, Safari takes a very long time to load the page and then you get what you get. If I zoom in and out on the document I'll get a blank page until it decides to refresh. Bottom line, its slow.

    If I do the same thing using Chrome, its as you'd expect in regards to speed. Very fast. Once documents load I can read them, rotate, zoom in and out quickly. No issues.

    So whats up with Safari? Is Apple content with a basic browser or do they one that competes with the rest.

    Signed,
    Disappointed Apple Fan, losing faith in :apple: everyday.
     
  2. labyrinth153 macrumors member

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    Pages taking long to load could mean there is a problem with your DNS. Try using Google DNS.
     
  3. jnolan63 macrumors newbie

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    Safari is crap it is slow,hangs a lot .but chrome is no better have tried so many browsers but none work with all you sites.
    When will there be a browser that does not suck?
     
  4. Shark5150 macrumors 6502a

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    Safari is just fine for me on all of my devices: ipX, iPad pros (10.5 and 12.5), MacBook Pro 2015, and iPhone 6. No hangs.
     
  5. komatsu macrumors 6502

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    I have to agree with OP.

    I've setup hundreds of new Macs.

    With Safari there is nearly always a lag. With Chrome or Firefox the lag almost disappears.

    And yet there are still loads of "Safari-Problem-Deniers" on the internet ;)
     
  6. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    I've never had a problem with Safari hanging. :what'sup?:
     
  7. frou macrumors regular

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    Google devotes more engineering resource to work on Chrome than Apple do for Safari
     
  8. jnolan63 macrumors newbie

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    You must be unique and special because nobody else i know are problem free.
     
  9. CLS727 macrumors member

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    I love Apple and have all Apple products.

    But I use Chrome exclusively on all devices. Works too well with all my G Suite stuff.
     
  10. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    See post #6
    Nice to know you! ;)
     
  11. Starship67 macrumors 6502

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    Count me in as unique and special too. I don’t have these issues either all I ever use across all devices is safari.
     
  12. tarsins macrumors 6502

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    Never had a problem with Safari. If it was available on Windows too I'd use that (I know there was a Windows version but that really did suck).
     
  13. Strider64 macrumors 6502

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    99 percent of the time I use Chrome and the other 1 percent I use Safari to check out what my websites look like or to do a quick check to see if the internet connection isn't my browser. The little I use of Safari it seems to be a good browser, but developing websites I notice it has a few quirks in it designing wise.
     
  14. makinao macrumors regular

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    I use Safari most often. While it has its quirks, they're tolerable. My alternate browser is Firefox. But the more I use it, the more I notice that the performance is practically the same as Safari but doesn't look as pretty. I try Chrome every now and then just to check if it's still a resource hog. Unfortunately it still is.
     
  15. Strelok macrumors 6502a

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    The only issue that keeps popping up for me is that it refuses to load any sites and acts like the internet isn’t working. Exiting/restarting safari fixes the problem. Sometimes going to another tab can do it too. Chrome is a disaster on Mac IMO, uses up way more resources and I just don’t like it. I use it on my Windows based Desktop though, seems to run fine there.
     
  16. komatsu macrumors 6502

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    What browser do you use on your Mac then?
     
  17. Strelok macrumors 6502a

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    Safari. I use Chrome on Windows since edge is a joke and I haven't cared for Firefox since the 3.6 or something days.
     
  18. komatsu macrumors 6502

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    But surely Firefox is better than having to exit or restart your Safari browser?
     
  19. jeepik macrumors 6502

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    i have setup hundreds of macs as well, Safari always outperforms Chrome or Firefox
     
  20. Strelok macrumors 6502a

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    Doesn't happen often enough to be an issue. I don't like the non-native browsers on Mac/iOS.
     
  21. Asu macrumors member

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    I don't know why Safari sucks, I would like to know however why Apple Mail sucks.
     
  22. apppen1 macrumors 6502a

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    Safari is so bad sometimes it hangs and won't let me shutdown my Mac.
     
  23. Apple Fritter macrumors regular

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    Never had a problem with Safari when I used it. Of course, I usually don't, since it's one of the more dumbed down products amongst loads of dumbed down products.

    I think by now Edge has more extensions than Safari. Oh, and my pet peeve: No way to show favicons on the bookmark bar. Seriously, Apple?
     
  24. TheSkywalker77 macrumors 6502

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    I heard 10.13.4 sorta "broke" Safari for some users. This is why I've used Google Chrome as my default browser for a while now and will continue to do so.
     
  25. WinterWolf90 macrumors 6502

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    I use safari on iPad, iPhone and mac, and haven't really had problems. Sometimes the good old flash will screw up, but thats a flash problem really. I have used chrome in the past, but want more privacy. I would use firefox over that.
     

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