Why is Safari Pure Garbage?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by murc585, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. murc585 macrumors regular

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    Does anybody know why Safari is such crap? Apple always goes on about how good their browser is and how fast it is, but its really slow and really unstable. On my windows machine i;ve had IE7 crash maybe once, but on my MacBook Safari crashes allt eh time. It loads pages up slowly, has a hard time with tabs, and if I have too many tabs, or have more than 2 sites loading at the same time it freezes for a bit with a beachball and later on crashes and I have to relaunch it. Does anybody else have issues with Safari, IE7 never crashes or slows down for em on my pc.

    and how come OSX has so much trouble with flash?
     
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Not for me, and I'm using 3.1 beta. You could try Firefox instead or another browser...

    Because its not optimised as much as for Windows ;).
     
  3. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    I don't use Safari so I can't help you there but I find more problems with Flash under XP than under Leopard. It could just be the different sites I visit under each respective OS, however.
     
  4. Theatrics macrumors member

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    Safari is the best browser I've ever used. No speed or flash problems. A few months ago, I noticed that Safari was crashing too frequently and running slow. I launched activity monitor to discover that i was running a PowerPC version of the app. Its worth checking if you are on an Intel mac. Just launch Activity Monitor and find Safari. Make sure that it says "intel" under the column "Kind". That is the only thing I can think of that would cause your Safari to not be running well.
     
  5. jay1097 macrumors member

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    I don't like safari much either. It's not a bad web browser, but there are better ones out there. I like camino a lot is pretty quick, isn't a resource hog like firefox and is very stable.
     
  6. soms macrumors 6502

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    I had nothing but trouble with Firefox on my mac, so I switched to safari and now I'm happy as can be.
     
  7. Doug in Alaska macrumors newbie

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    I started having problems with Safari about a week ago. Web pages, especially Yahoo, started loading very slowly. Sometimes it loaded very quickly and other times it took forever. I'm not sure if it's a Safari problem, flash problem or what. I downloaded FireFox beta version last night and it is very fast. I'll eventually go back to Safari once the problem is resolved because I prefer lean, clean look.
     
  8. ZiggyPastorius macrumors 68040

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    The short answer is, it's not Opera. Go to (www.opera.com) and get a real browser.
     
  9. jwt macrumors 6502

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    I had problems with Safari 3 on my Powermac G4 in Tiger; but on my Mac Pro with Leopard, Safari 3 is very stable. Only 1 crash in the month I've owned the machine, which is better than Safari 2 ever was on any of my other machines.
     
  10. cohibadad macrumors 6502a

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    I don't remember Safari crashing very much. I use 3.1 also and I don't think it has crashed for me once and it is very fast.
     
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  12. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    So far, Safari seems to be more stable on my Mac Pro than it was/is on my MacBook Pro. Even though it has problems, I still find myself using Safari more than FireFox.
     
  13. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    I haven't had any trouble with Safari. I keep coming back to Firefox, though, because of the extensibility - it's a much better platform for debugging Javascript and CSS.

    I've never been an Opera fan. From a coding perspective it tends to lag behind somewhat in terms of CSS support (yes, I've filed bug reports; and yes, the developers are responsive and they do eventually fix the bugs so that's certainly a big step up over IE). However for most users that probably doesn't matter, and I know some people really like its interface (I'm not one of them).
     
  14. TheStu macrumors 65816

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    How do i get the Safari 3.1 Beta? i can get the Webkit nightlies.. and that is cool, but i want Safari 3.1... cuz it is one more.

    Never mind, i have Safari 3.1... now i am so freaking confused.
     
  15. William25 macrumors newbie

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    I have safari 3.04 on a macbook pro and it is buggy as hell. Seems like the last few weeks or more it just started crashing all the time. Just tonight it crashed 4 times during normal web surfing. DVD player crashed once as well. I have rebooted multiple times to no avail. Im surprised that I was able to finish this thread!:mad:
     
  16. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    I think there's something wrong with the OP's Safari. It's perfectly stable (and fast) for me and everyone I know who uses it.

    Arguments about browsers can go on forever and never get anywhere. It's really just a matter of personal preference. They're all fine, but we all have our peculiar likes and dislikes that make us prefer one to another. For my part, I use Safari the most, but have camino and firefox installed too (am typing this in firefox right now), and all work well.
     
  17. Catfish_Man macrumors 68030

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    If Safari is crashing for you, please post the crashlogs. In probably 75% of cases the cause is relatively easily identified* and dealt with.


    *with experience reading crashlogs, hence the request to see them ;)
     
  18. unknown87 macrumors regular

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    I've been fine with Safari after been a two year switcher now. I've tried all other options, but its just so simple and easy to use, I keep coming back to it.

    OP, instead of merely moaning, why not be more specific about the problems you're having?
     
  19. William25 macrumors newbie

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    Ok I will copy them next time I have a chance. Most of the time it doesnt even come up with the option to review why it crashed. It did once this morning but never appeared when I clicked the report button. I will see what I can do. Already crashed twice this morning.
     
  20. TheStu macrumors 65816

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    Are you using any plugins for safari? I know that i was trying out a bunch of different ones, and a few caused instability.

    As it is right now, the only time Safari crashes on me is if I am closing more than 5 tabs at once, and the last one has a still running Flash thing on it. And that's it... nothing else seems to crash.
     
  21. duncyboy macrumors 6502a

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    I've been trialling Safari on my PC while saving for my Mac and it's OK, but I've been using Opera for about 6 to 7 years now and I see no reason to change. I'll keep Safari for the odd site that Opera doesn't like (including the Apple Store, ironically enough!) but Op's the one for me.
     
  22. mackindergarten macrumors 6502

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    I just love Safari, works perfectly for me. Plus it has some kick-ass features, like the possibility to create a visual web history. Now that is cool (and useful).
     
  23. Much Ado macrumors 68000

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  24. William25 macrumors newbie

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    Nope no plug ins at all, just the run of the mill deal. The reports option popped up and froze. I have to say Im really surprised because I have been a safari user for 5 years and never had an issue.
     
  25. benlangdon macrumors 65832

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    maybe something is wrong with your computer op
    it did crash a lot before i erased and reinstalled.
    now its fine.
    i have done like at least 100 tabs before and it worked fine.
    just wish they could be made a lot smaller as i span the page across two screens and i cannot still see them all
     

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