Why is Safari such a memory hog?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by MBX, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. MBX macrumors 65816

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    Using nearly 1GB of Ram visiting a simple site. What gives?
     
  2. Isair macrumors member

    Isair

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    In my case it was the adblock extension. Uninstalling it fixed the memory problem for me. Still a bit high but not 1GB at least.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    Because the apple developers produced a bloated application that is consuming far too much resources.

    Safari has always been a resource hog and rife with memory leaks, little has changed and it still consumes way too much ram.
     
  4. SannyD macrumors newbie

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    i hear ya. i like to have many tabs open..FF is normally good for what i need but it was crashing too much and i lost my restore option so i was pissed.
    i go to safari and realize it takes atleast 3 gigs when i surf.
    yea..im modifying...but damn thats alot.
     
  5. frostmane macrumors newbie

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    Wow,with 1G memory I can open dozen of web page.
     
  6. ufkdo macrumors 6502

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    That's why I gave up using Safari (I deleted it even from dock :) )
     
  7. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68020

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    Have you tried installing Click to Flash? I noticed the program itself was much faster once that was installed (never checked the memory usage, so I can't really help there).
     
  8. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Try Firefox and checkout your CPU usage. :rolleyes:

    Safari works great. I sometimes have up to 100 tabs open in Safari. It consumes less CPU power (and battery life) than other browsers.
     

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