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  • 120. Re: Safari Freezing Up (LION OSX)
    jamesfromab Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Recently, I reluctantly updated from Snow Leopard (no issues) to Lion 10.7.3 as required in order to migrate my mobileMe account to iCloud, and to sync with my iPad and iPhone. Results, Safari freezes on a whim. I have no third party plugins running in the background whatsoever. I ran repair disc permissions and even spoke to Apple support to no avail. Whatever the problem initially was with LION, it appears as if it still remains. I have a MacPro CPU tower running Snow Leopard and there is no way, I'm going to upgrade to Lion until it is as stable as Snow Leopard. I would expect this from Windows but never in all the years I've been with Mac have I come across such OS issues. Steve, would not be impressed. I know that I am not.

  • 121. Re: Safari Freezing Up (LION OSX)
    Adam Blainey Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This is madness poeple. Lion is now in 10.7.3. There should be no problems with Safari.


    Things to do:
    Run Onyx, clear the Safari cache, history, etc. Repair permissions.

    Reset Safari.

    Install Click to Flash. I have noticed that Safari 5+ absolutely hates Flash and sometimes won't even run YouTube very well. IMO, THIS IS THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM.

    Upgrade your Flash player.

    Throw out your .plist file, even.


    And lastly, delete the app and re-download from the Apple web site or App Store, whereever it lives these days.


    All else fails, make a new user account and see if Safari freezes there. If not, you do have something installed that is the problem. Have you ever had sogudi installed ot anything that may have created SIMBL folder and files? Are you running Glims? These plugins can be tricky to find sometimes.


    Are you disallowing cookies or do you have a database storage of more than 5MB? I'm kind of stretching here, but it could be something innoculous like a preference setting. But my feeling is it's Flash. Open up Activity Monitor and make sure nothing is running... like Flash!

  • 122. Re: Safari Freezing Up (LION OSX)
    cdjkdkop;oi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Here is one case that did resolve.


    I have been getting Beachball freezes everywhere in Lion. It occurred when Time Machine was running. Finally discovered I had installed a beta version of the Synology NAS software to get Lion support. I installed the latest release from Synology, and my freezes have gone away.

  • 123. Re: Safari Freezing Up (LION OSX)
    musashiaharon Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    After installing OS 10.7.3, I tried using Safari with Flash again, after a hiatus of a few months. My problem seems to have disappeared; after about a week of heavy use, I have had no freezes or crashes at all.

  • 124. Re: Safari Freezing Up (LION OSX)
    zonkout Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have had freezes and lockups as well since upgrading my MBP 15" (2009) to Lion.  I also migrated to iCloud and it seemed OK at first.  The freezing up has become to much of a rob of productivity.  I turned to these communities first and after rading this thread and a couple other related I have also stumbled on something. Wanting to be mad at Apple for the buggy software when in reality it appears to be Lions inability to work with old software installed on system before upgrade (like your Synology example).  This is one I found on another thread and thought I would share here.  I had a copy of the Sophos Antivirus installed like other users found it was the culprit.  I noticed it when the sytem was locked up but the Sophos icon in the top system bar was still running. Thought it was odd but didn't put it all together until I read another users post on it. I removed it from my system and it now runs faster and is no longer freezing.  I hope that helps somebody who is frustrated with the freezing issue. Currently looking for a Lion compatible AV program.  Just trying to return he favor, Good luck!

  • 125. Re: Safari Freezing Up (LION OSX)
    musashiaharon Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Nevermind. :-( After a week of use, the freezes came back.

  • 126. Re: Safari Freezing Up (LION OSX)
    uguna Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    There was something not quite right with my three-month-old Magic Mouse and it was replaced at the nearby Apple Store. It works more smoothly than the prvious one and I've been using it for two weeks with only one minor onset of the tremors when using Safari. As before, the mouse stopped working but the MBP's trackpad continued to work perfectly - my suspcion is falling on Bluetooth - sounds a bit odd, I know, but has anyone else considered that the problems could be Bluetooth-related?

  • 127. Re: Safari Freezing Up (LION OSX)
    Doug Huebner Level 2 Level 2 (200 points)

    Now that Mountain Lion has been announced, it would be interesting to know if those who got it early are experiencing Safari lockups ( as well as other Lion anomalies) or if it is more of the same. Few fixes and more features that  few people want.

  • 128. Re: Safari Freezing Up (LION OSX)
    pwhiffin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I recently had the same problem and redownloaded Adobe flash and it appears to have fixed the problem (for now anyway).

    Never had any issues with Snow Lepard.

  • 129. Re: Safari Freezing Up (LION OSX)
    nicoladie Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    I think the problem lies with airpiort auto-join.  It not only freezes Safari, it freezes all Apple made app that uses WebProcess, which includes Mail, iCal, AddressBook, etc. that uses iCloud.


    If you connect using ethernet, it never has the freeze problem. But if you switch to Wi-fi, and if you ISP requires authentication login (not those require WEP or WPA, but those that redirects you to the ISP's website for paid service before releasing the IP address to you).


    So when wi-fi starts its connection, AirPort auto-join is supposed to pop-up a window to ask you for authentication login info, but apparently, Lion failed to trigger this auto-join window to you.  (Or if you accidentally switch to a different window, Lion does not allow you to see the auto-join window the second-time.)  That is where the problem is.


    So all Apple-made app waits for you to enter the authentication login from the auto-join window, but since you never saw this pop-up window, it hangs forever waiting to get an IP address released from auto-join, which never happened.


    The same problem also arises when your ISP time-out after a period of inactivity (such as when you put your laptop to sleep) after you have already authenticated.  When you wake up, the ISP will ask you to authenticate again, but since auto-join popup window does not get triggered, it will hang forever when you wake up.


    Firefox apparently does not wait for auto-join to get an IP connection.  It ignores auto-join completely, and ask the ISP for the IP directly, and the ISP will respond with the login webpage for you to authenticate.

    So the problem is the new feature of Lion that pops up the auto-join window automatically (supposedly), but sometimes, it failed to do that, causing the hang up for Safari, Mail or any app that uses iCloud.


    A temporary fix it is to kill the WebProcess.

  • 130. Re: Safari Freezing Up (LION OSX)
    MrT2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Maybe that is (for some) (part of) the problem/solution, but regarding your statement "If you connect using ethernet, it never has the freeze problem" i can assure you i have a MBP with Lion that has the freezing (especially with many open tabs, on any browser) problem on ethernet as well. I see disk activity spikes at the moment of the freezes...

  • 131. Re: Safari Freezing Up (LION OSX)
    Jeff Davanzo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Purchased a brand new 27'' imac i7 core ssd + hdd etc. Exactly the same problem! Wow.  I thought I would never see the beach ball again.

  • 132. Re: Safari Freezing Up (LION OSX)
    uguna Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Touch wood - I haven't experienced the Safari shuffle for some time, so the exchanged MightyMouse may have solved it. I've also applied the latest MBP firmware update and fancy that scrolling in Safari may be smoother - or is that just imagination?

  • 133. Re: Safari Freezing Up (LION OSX)
    daniel bryan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    even i have faced the same issue and i have tried lots of solution to solve this issue but nothing helped me to solve mine issue and finally i have solved mine issue from below thread. for more information on this issue you can go through here. sorry for bad English....

  • 134. Re: Safari Freezing Up (LION OSX)
    MrT2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    thanks for your info. What exactly did you do? The steps from the 3rd post, http://forums.techarena.in/technology-internet/1456338.htm#post5581377 ? Did you have the beach ball only in 1 browser (which one?)? Did you pin point what browser add on was the problem in your situation?