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  • 15. Re: Why does Safari hang in OS X Lion?
    William Kucharski Level 6 Level 6 (14,705 points)

    jayravens wrote:

     

    Not only does Safari hang a lot, but many other applications seem to hang very often.

    Desktop&ScreenSaver, App Store..

    The worst as far as I know is QuickTime does not play videos properly at all.

    There are hideous lags in pictures.

    A bit dissapointed to be honets and it is irritating.

    There aren't many posts on hang ups in Lion, are they?

     

    You need to determine what might be causing these issues on your system; it sounds like a network app like an anti-virus or filtering app may be having issues.

     

    I and many, many other people have been running Lion for months now without hangs other than those caused by third party apps.

     

    Flash usually crashes rather than cause hangs but Adobe admits up front Flash Player on Lion should still be considered "beta" level support.

  • 16. Re: Why does Safari hang in OS X Lion?
    jayravens Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for the tip.

    I'm gonna get cracking to find out what is causing the problems.

  • 17. Re: Why does Safari hang in OS X Lion?
    drdocument Level 4 Level 4 (2,995 points)

    Some things that might help with general slow-downs in Lion:

     

    Make sure you have plenty of free space on the startup drive (good rule of thumb is 10-20 GB or 20% of drive capacity, whichever is less)

     

    Reset PRAM

     

    Repair permissions

     

    Clear caches with OnyX (but be careful; OnyX is powerful and can mess things up, so be absolutely sure you know you want to do what will be done before you click "Execute")

     

    As new caches get rebuilt in Lion things will speed up a bit.

  • 18. Re: Why does Safari hang in OS X Lion?
    goatfoot Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Have you tried Control+Eject keys to shutdown?

  • 19. Re: Why does Safari hang in OS X Lion?
    Ihov Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Same here. Chrome also hangs and I have to "kill" it to shut down. Safari started to behave badly today, after I created two new users on my mbp.

  • 20. Re: Why does Safari hang in OS X Lion?
    William Kucharski Level 6 Level 6 (14,705 points)

    jayravens wrote:

     

    There aren't many posts on hang ups in Lion, are they?

     

    That's because many of us have Lion running on multiple machines and see none of these issues.

  • 21. Re: Why does Safari hang in OS X Lion?
    Aidan Byrne Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Well, my problems seem to be over - but without doing anything specific.

  • 22. Re: Why does Safari hang in OS X Lion?
    aardi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Weird, huh?  Same thing with me.  Came back on my machine after a particularly nasty Fusion-related crash and an atypically looooong restart.  Then went away again.  I think first time up with Lion, Safari 5 'learns' and records a lot of things about your computer, your bookmarked sites, (who knows? I don't claim to be an expert), and while it's busy doing this it hangs a lot. Once it has all this info, it's a lot snappier and more stable.  Not to say that Lion itself is still not as stable as Snow Leopard.  But I expect that'll come.

  • 23. Re: Why does Safari hang in OS X Lion?
    LandRoverNC Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Since upgading to 10.7, my Safari has been hanging/crashing and very slow.  In addition to Safari, every other App has seemed VERY sluggish.  I removed Norton AV and killed Blackberry Launcher and everthing seems good now.  Safari is snappy.  So far no more hangs.

     

    Billy

  • 24. Re: Why does Safari hang in OS X Lion?
    jacob bite Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    In full screen mode safari is realy unstable and tends to hang, and if one tab is hanging, won`t work the other tab`s and windows as well.

     

    The anoying thing is that after killing safari and restart the app you end up in the same hang and you have to reset.

     

    hope they start doing their home work soon,

     

    lion look realy nice and shiney but ist not running smooth, they seam to have delivered a building site.

  • 25. Re: Why does Safari hang in OS X Lion?
    Daadree Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Same problem.  Reset of Safari sometimes helps for awhile.  Just bought a new MacBook Pro and the entire process has been a train wreck, particularly the upgrade to Lion.  Reminding me of my purchase of a Windows Vista machine a few years ago.  I had been concerned that Apple's success and high adoption rates would cause them to start slipping and this has felt just like buying a Windows PC.

     

    Ironically, i'm posting this from a Windows PC running Internet Explorer since i can't load the pages in Safari on my brand new Mac.

     

    Let's go Apple, if Safari isn't reliable with Lion, that's a major issue.

  • 26. Re: Why does Safari hang in OS X Lion?
    Hans Palm Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Same here, Safari hangs often after upgrade to Lion.

     

    First suspected the usual flash player problem but stopping the flash player process didn't help, Safari still hangs and makes the whole computer extremely slow and hard to use. Stopping the Safari process has "solved" the problem each time.

     

    Have the problem in both full screen mode and in window mode. I first loved the full screen mode but was very annoyed over popups opening a new tab and when trying to close this tab, the "x" to to close did't appear without first switching to another tab and then back.

     

    Fix Safari, Apple!

  • 27. Re: Why does Safari hang in OS X Lion?
    William Kucharski Level 6 Level 6 (14,705 points)

    If you expect Apple to help you, you'll need to let AppleCare know a way to reproduce your issue, like what sites you're seeing the problem on.

     

    I've been using Safari for multiple hours a day and have never seen it hang once, so there's more here than Safari being "broken."

  • 28. Re: Why does Safari hang in OS X Lion?
    Hans Palm Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    What's the point of saying that you don't have these problems in a thread for users that have them?

     

    Regarding what sites, I've got this problem several times on various sites including this support forum but haven't been able to reprodue it just by going to a specific site.

  • 29. Re: Why does Safari hang in OS X Lion?
    William Kucharski Level 6 Level 6 (14,705 points)

    Hans Palm wrote:

     

    What's the point of saying that you don't have these problems in a thread for users that have them?

     

    Because otherwise people might think everyone running Safari in Lion has these issues, and that's far from the truth.

     

    So far many have turned out to be Safari "enhancers" or plugins people had long forgot they had installed.

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