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  • 15. Re: Safari ridiculously SLOW in Snow Leopard
    LXTran Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I too have a slow leopard problem. My network still allowing download speed of >700-900kB/sec (verified by other computers). My iMac goes at around 7kB/sec-10kB/sec, extremely slow. Both Firefox and Safari behave similarly.

    I think SL messed up the TCP/IP stack or something, which I am not technically knowledgeable enough to check it out. Any networking guru out there can give us a hint to troubleshoot the machine?
  • 16. Re: Safari ridiculously SLOW in Snow Leopard
    RainMeister Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    The fact that Firefox runs MUCH faster than Safari in the same Snow Leopard environment indicates that the problem is with Safari. Why can't Apple get its own apps to work well with its OS? This reminds me of the dark days of using a WinXP machine.
  • 17. Re: Safari ridiculously SLOW in Snow Leopard
    Donnie Ashworth Level 3 Level 3 (875 points)
    Thanks for the info, I'm going to try some of those suggestions.

    I'm still waiting to see if Apple comes out with any fixes in the next Safari and/or OS update, though. The point is, we shouldn't have to be tinkering around with things like this to get things working right.
  • 18. Re: Safari ridiculously SLOW in Snow Leopard
    MDJ51 Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)
    I went to preferences/security in safari and Unchecked Fraudulent websites as when it was checked there was a warning of some sort from google that the fraud thing was not working. With it unchecked all seems fine now? Its flawless!! But I'm not using snow leopard using 10.5.8. Though I feel this could be the problem since google is the search engine??
  • 19. Re: Safari ridiculously SLOW in Snow Leopard
    chambone01 Level 2 Level 2 (250 points)
    You are wrong. Try to visit other sites besides apple.com every now and then.
  • 20. Re: Safari ridiculously SLOW in Snow Leopard
    KCinCan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I just got fed up and re-installed Safari 3 and the previous version of iTunes. Everything is running much much faster without any gliches. Apple needs to do a better job of de-bugging before releasing stuff. I have SL but I am NOT going to install it until I see all the bugs fixed. I am a normal user, not a geek geek who can fix system problems......I need to be able to upgrade and have it improve not wipe out my system
  • 21. Re: Safari ridiculously SLOW in Snow Leopard
    Donnie Ashworth Level 3 Level 3 (875 points)
    KCinCan,

    I'm wondering: 1. If I can get hold of a copy of Safari 3 - where did you get yours? and 2. If it will work with SL. I wouldn't mind going back if it would work.
  • 22. Re: Safari ridiculously SLOW in Snow Leopard
    KCinCan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Donnie Ashworth-

    Sorry, I just used my TimeMachine backup copy. I don't know where to get the old version if you didn't save a copy. One thing I am quite happy about is the TimeMachine program in combo with a WD external drive.....good safety stop if things go wrong. Maybe someone else has any ideas about how to get the old version??????????
  • 23. Re: Safari ridiculously SLOW in Snow Leopard
    Kurt Weber Level 6 Level 6 (13,945 points)
    Since both are running slowly it makes me think a third party plugin is interfering with both.

    Kurt
  • 24. Re: Safari ridiculously SLOW in Snow Leopard
    KCinCan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks Kurt, yeah I think that may be the case too but I get in trouble deleting things. Safari 4 ran better when I disabled plugins but then I couldn't run videos on facebook or Youtube. Things are just running a heck of a lot better with the old versions. I don't see any advantage of upgrading at this point given what I do. If I get ambitious, I will do the test user elimination thing suggested in this forum. Thanks for the feedback.

    Karel
  • 25. Re: Safari ridiculously SLOW in Snow Leopard
    KCinCan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Oh, do you have any suggestions on how to identify all your third party plugins? I mean, Apple has a lot of stuff that comes with and I have added various things but don't really have a good feel for what is vital to the system and what is extraneous and may be causing the problems. Any suggestions would be most appreciated.
  • 26. Re: Safari ridiculously SLOW in Snow Leopard
    Kurt Weber Level 6 Level 6 (13,945 points)
    Go to the help menu and select "installed plugins." This will let you know what you have installed.

    I removed the Flip4mac plugin, updated flash to the newest version and removed an old flash plugin. Safari improved dramatically. I also used software update to update Java.

    If you go to the plugins folder you can see some incompatible plugins. They have no preview and are listed as Unix Executable files. I manually removed them. Shockwave Director was one such file for me.

    Macintosh hardrive/Library/Internet plugins

    Kurt
  • 27. Re: Safari ridiculously SLOW in Snow Leopard
    Donnie Ashworth Level 3 Level 3 (875 points)
    Kurt,

    Excuse for jumping in here. Thanks for the info on the plug-ins. I'm trying to follow your advice, but not sure what if anything I need to delete/replace. If you have time, could you look at this screenshot and tell me if you see anything that looks suspect?

    http://gallery.me.com/dash051#100449/Screen-20shot-202009-10-13-20at-20October-2 013--20&bgcolor=black
  • 28. Re: Safari ridiculously SLOW in Snow Leopard
    KCinCan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks Kurt. I have several questions if you have the time....
    1. Do I need the plugins for Cocoa?
    2. I have a bunch of Quick Time plugins....do I need all of them?
    3. I cannot find the plugins in the folder "internet plugins" in my Library...in either my admin user or the user I use on a daily basis. How do I delete the plugins if I can't find them?

    I did uninstall Flip4Mac with its uninstall program. I have Perion which works better.

    Thanks for the help. The more I do the more I learn! Right now I feel like a dunce.

    Karel
  • 29. Re: Safari ridiculously SLOW in Snow Leopard
    pantopic Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I had this problem and followed the solutions presented in this thread, I also updated Flash and FlipForMac, but no dice.

    Then... I looked in /Library/Internet Plugins. I found a Shockwave plugin that was PPC! I threw that in the garbage, and now Safari is as fast as it was under beta in 10.5; faster, really.