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Safari Hangs, then eventually loads page

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glgon Calculating status...
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Oct 17, 2012 8:34 PM

I am having issues with Safari vers 6, running Mountain Lion.  When I go to a web page, the blue status bar displays approx 25% of the way, then hangs for a few minutes.  This happens to me several times a day.  I have Google Chrome on my MacBook Air as well.  If I open Chrome and type in the same web site URL, it comes up immediately, while Safari is still hanging.  After a few minutes, Safari will eventually load the page successfully.  Any ideas on what the issue is?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.7)
  • George Pinkham Calculating status...
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    Oct 18, 2012 5:08 PM (in response to glgon)

    Same issue here on an iMac running Mountain Lion.  Can take up to minutes to load a page... sometimes the page won't load at all.  Tried the DNS prefetching disabling -- no effect.  I highly doubt it has any router involvement, because as I waited for the page to load on my iMac, I found my phone (iOS6) and typed in the same web address and watched Safari on my phone load the page in about a third of a second.  I then grabbed my Macbook (running Lion) and did the same -- page loaded in about a half second.  Grabbed one of my kid's iPad (1) and watched the page load in a couple seconds.  And as I type, the page still hasn't loaded on the iMac...Suggestions?


    Also, when this happens (because sometimes Safari loads the page extremely fast), I notice that my mail will load slowly as well; if I'm listening to internet audio, it will frequently interrupt....


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  • Brenda Bell Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Oct 29, 2012 3:31 PM (in response to glgon)

    Me too. It's not a router issue. All of my Windows, portable devices and pre-Mountain Lion Mac's do not have this issue. I've also launched the developer console and watched the requests -- the whole time I'm waiting, it really looks like Safari is doing absolutely nothing but spinning. Sometimes stopping the current request and refreshing will finish loading the page immediately, but not always.


    This has been happening for a few months now -- very annoying.

  • Muz Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
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    Oct 30, 2012 3:07 PM (in response to glgon)

    I'll add to this. Safari loads between 25 to 50% of the page and then just sits there. On my iPhone or iPad there is no hang time. What gives?

  • hoppy2070 Calculating status...
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    Nov 3, 2012 3:39 AM (in response to glgon)

    Mine did this a month ago after downloading  SW update. It did this for about a week then "bingo" it came good.  Could Apple have corrected a bug???


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