Backup your data:
Before using OnyX, backup your data.
OnyX is not bug free, and no user is infallible. Back up your data using Time Machine or any third party backup utility.
Now what. Every single time I open a webpage, I get the spinning beachball. This is rediculous. Now I know why everyone else is installing Google Chrome and Firefox. This is suppose to be Apple's flagship Web Browser. Now what?
Apple keeps updating Safari and keeps on messing things up.
So sick of it.
Goodbye Safari, I will start using Google Chrome.
Spinning Beach Ball of Death... can mean several things.
One, check Safari / Preferences - Extensions. If you have any installed, turn that off then relaunch Safari. See if that made a difference.
If it's not Extensions, try Safari in another user account. If you see the SSBOD there, that can be a telltale sign the startup disk needs repairing. Follow the instructions here.
If Safari is ok in another user account, then log back into your admin account. Check for third party Safari unsupported add ons that could be causing the SSBOD. Click this link for help with that.
More help here for the SBBOD. http://www.thexlab.com/faqs/sbbod.html
I agree man, it was finally working fairly ok, not using a whole lot of RAM, but this latest update has screwed it all up again, I'm currently showing 6 GIGS of RAM being used, just for Safari! That's absurd & completely unacceptable; and what is going on with Apple? I feel sometimes like I'm on a PC instead of a Mac, as buggy as it's been... Why can't they seem to get Safari working right, consistently?
I'm working sometimes on pc sometimes on mac sometimes on windows on mac.....and from the beginning, always found that safari looke like a joke...
But it's serious: memoryvore, slow, grey...
Eating that amount of memory is suspicious.
I hate microsoft, i hate Internet explorer (especially its lack of graphical precision), but it's always running fast.
The genious behind safari (ça fa rire in french)...is : all the products that can't (almost) work without it: ipods, iphones, ipads......you have to get to used to it.
Safari's look and functionalities (but tabbed browsing and graphic rendering) are just basic......why is it so slow...
Oh and for the genius suggesting solutions ("if not this then do that"....), you should never drive a car or you're gonna get lost.
If you are going to recommend an app like Onyx, you really should be more specific as to exactly what you think it might do to help the OP solve his problems. Hence my question to do what?
As Carolyn stated and I agreed Onyx is probably the least likely way to fix a Safari problem.
Granted Onyx might be able to do something but I personally find a lot of other ways to be much simpler and safer also.