2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 15, 2012 4:24 PM by Rabiz
Rabiz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Why is my Safari hanging or running very slow. I go to a site and the little circle thing goes round and round for ages before it loads. Mostly I get fed up and go elsewhere. Or if I reload it comes on. What is happening? I have reset and emptied the cache. At first I thought it was the antivirus Sophos, so I got rid of that and installed ClamXav now. It is still happening.

  • 1. Re: Safari running slow
    Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (44,505 points)

    If Safari is getting very slow:


    (Presumably you regularly empty your Safari cache by deleting the following file:




    and clear your History)


    Adding Open DNS codes to your Network Preferences, should give good results in terms of speed-up as well as added security, (including anti-phishing and redirects) (Full information about Open DNS is here: http://www.opendns.com/home/nobloat ) and further independent information can be read here:


    http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13727_7-57338784-263/free-dnscrypt-tool-enhances-ma c-web-security/?tag=mncol;txt


    and here:




    Open System Preferences/Network. Double click on your connection type, or select it in the drop-down menu, and in the box marked 'DNS Servers' add the following two numbers:



    (You can also enter them if you click on Advanced and then DNS)


    Sometimes reversing the order of the DNS numbers can be beneficial in cases where there is a long delay before web pages start to load, and then suddenly load at normal speed:



  • 2. Re: Safari running slow
    Rabiz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I don't have the one below, but I have lots of inteldatacache and a few others.



    when Safari is open I click on Safari and go to Empty Cache or sometimes I reset Safari, sometimes that helps. Sometimes clicking on back and forward arrow helps too but not all the time.


    At the moment this http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2296 is took sooo long to load that I stopped it. As did this site, but loaded after I did the aboves. OpenDNS site opened straight away. Woe is me.


    Those DNS numbers are they relevent for Australia?