Currently Being ModeratedOct 18, 2011 5:02 AM (in response to Gordon Maynard)
I´m having the same problem, but in a more serious way: Safari could take 5 minutes o mare in downloading any page, and get stocked waiting.
Any help would be really appreciated.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 18, 2011 5:07 AM (in response to pablonunez)
My problem went away after another restart.
The Mac was in a slightly strange state in that I was getting slight tearing on the screen as I scrolled.
Safari has been running OK since.
Good luck with your problem,
Currently Being ModeratedOct 18, 2011 2:20 PM (in response to Gordon Maynard)
Yes, same here under 10.6.8 on the latest iMac – it's like having a 56k modem again. Restart made no difference but I switched off extensions and that seemed to do the trick. Not sure which extension, or extensions, is causing the problem, though. I have Click to Flash, Ultimate Status Bar and Snapper.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 20, 2011 2:36 AM (in response to Gordon Maynard)
I'm having the same issue. I thought it might be my connection where I work, but it seems to be just Safari that is wading through Araldite to load every page.
I've tried a restart; repaired permissions; removed all my extensions; and zapped the P-RAM: all provide no improvement.
Switching to Friefox 'til Apple get this fixed.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 20, 2011 3:40 AM (in response to Andrew No Thanks)
I spoke too soon. Switching off Extensions improves the problem but does not eliminate it. I'm in the UK, and the odd thing is that UK sites seem to load OK but US ones do not. In particular, I surf a lot of NASA sites. While the pages themselves may load, Safari often gets stuck downloading large images.
As you say, Safari is becoming unusable in such cases, whereas FF breezes through them. Definitely a Safari 5.1.1 issue, I'd say. On the plus side, though, Safari hasn't yet crashed as previous versions of 5 used to.
Thanks for letting us know it's happening to you as well!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 21, 2011 11:04 PM (in response to Gordon Maynard)
Same here. Safari 5.1.1 constantly just stops working all of a sudden. Posting this with Firefox...
Have tried everything: DNS, repairing permissions, resetting sarafi, deleting cache files (in librabry). Nothing has solved this very annoying problem. I've even tried just deleting Safari altogether but the Mac won't let me!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 23, 2011 5:50 AM (in response to IanRid)
This is in danger of getting off topic, the thread was originally started because I had a specific issue affecting Safari after the 10.7.2 upgrade. In my case it was accompanied by screen tearing and went away after a restart.
My suggestion is to try Firefox and/or Chrome and if they are giving the same performance as Safari then start investigating your network settings, internal connections and then yout ISP but there are other forums for those issues.
Best of luck,
Currently Being ModeratedOct 23, 2011 9:53 PM (in response to iamkay)
Thank you iamkay!! Flash player was indeed the culprit. Had to delete all my old (and never updated) adobe stuff, including flash, then reinstall the flash player, reboot and voila!
With this problem solved, I can finally browse the IKEA and Home Depot websites and get on with the bathroon reno
Currently Being ModeratedOct 27, 2011 5:16 PM (in response to Tambakunda)
I just discovered that by getting rid of Google software except for one email address and Notifier my
Safari 5.1.1 will work much faster and better. No more delays. I was ready to zero out until I did this.