Why is Safari so flipping slow?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Amad3U5, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. Amad3U5 macrumors member

    Nov 17, 2012
    I just don't get it. I love Safari; it's a great browser. The only thing I don't like about it is how slow it is. It's just unbearable compared to Chrome or Firefox. Pages take a good 45 seconds to load, when Chrome takes less than 5.

    Is there some sort of trick to make it faster (like deleting the cache?), or is it just plain slow?

    FYI, my internet connection is: ping = 24; download = 12.5 Mb/S; upload = 0.85 Mb/S. Not too bad, but nothing to write home about either.
  2. jbarnes macrumors newbie

    Sep 30, 2012
    You're not the only one. I reluctantly made the switch to Chrome a few months ago because Safari seemed to be getting worse and worse. It took a bit of adjusting to at first, but now I wouldn't go back.

    It's so much faster, plus there are extra perks such being able to install extensions (in particular, AdBlock is absolutely fantastic) and having the search bar and URL space combined into one (such an obvious and efficient innovation that I'm surprised it took so long for someone to figure it out).

    Only things I don't like are that the history isn't too user-friendly, and having icons in the bookmarks bar is ugly, especially for folders of bookmarks.
  3. jeremiah239 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 1, 2007
    239 Area, FL
  4. justperry macrumors G3


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.
    All but one newbies:p

    I am on an old Powerbook G4, My OS is Leopard 10.5.8, am on a 3G internet connection, I use Safari and the OP claims pages take 45 Seconds, you have other problems, my pages load in 5-10 seconds and it is a known fact that Safari does not run fast on My old OS X 10.5 PB PPC from 7 years ago.

    Ask for advice on solving the problem.
    And, add what kind of hardware and OS you are please.

    You can reset safari in the Safari Menu for starters.
    If still have problem report back.

    Sorry Amad3U5, you gave good advice.

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