Currently Being ModeratedSep 1, 2011 8:28 AM (in response to BigWood)
Dear Bigwood, I don't have the com.apple.safari.rss.plist nor do I have com.apple.safari.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 1, 2011 4:50 PM (in response to wistfulwriter)
Lagging for me too. I also notice when I click a text box to type that the curser pauses a beat. This is bugging me badly!
Currently Being ModeratedSep 13, 2011 5:17 PM (in response to BigWood)
I just want to confirm that this does do the trick, at least for me and BigWood, but you need to look in your profile's library and not the home folder's library. I deleted them and its smooth scrolling for me!
Currently Being ModeratedSep 14, 2011 8:48 AM (in response to youknowmeh)
Okey, I just found out that in Lion my Library was hidden so I had to go to the terminal and type: chflags nohidden ~/Library/ before I could see it.
After that I deleted the com.apple.safari.rss.plist and com.apple.safari and now it looks like the problem is solved. I have to test it for a while but thanks again guys!!!!
Currently Being ModeratedJun 26, 2012 3:05 AM (in response to wistfulwriter)
Should the problem persist, I can only add that I solved by simply reinstalling Safari. I don't want to count my chickens before they are hatched, but things seemed to get definitely better after reinstalling the browser. However, if I were you, I'd go for a clean install of the OS just a couple of days before the official release of OS X Mountain Lion, especially if you have this sort of problems and your processor is not as new as an i5 or i7.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 2, 2012 7:09 AM (in response to JAMIII)
I have 44GB free on my SSD and its laggy as **** on some pages. It has nothing to do with free space!
Currently Being ModeratedJul 2, 2012 7:17 AM (in response to Parre)
There are a couple ways to get to the Library folder without unhiding it.
First is, you can press Shift+CMD+g and type ~/Library/
You can go into finder click on the go panel and press the option key...it will reveal the hidden Library icon.
BTW, deleting that plist file seems to have reduced my lag as well. Thanks!
Currently Being ModeratedSep 15, 2012 7:42 AM (in response to rservello)
These steps haven't made a difference for me. I'm on a 6 month old MacBook Air. It's vastly more noticeable on NYTimes.com; open an article, zoom in to the text (double-tap w/ two fingers) and then try to scroll along as if you're reading (slow, steady, continuous scroll). This appears to have gotten much worse w/ Lion.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 11, 2013 8:01 PM (in response to wistfulwriter)
I get the same problem with my brand new macbook pro retina display that i opened today with 750gb free memory 2.7 ghz processor and 16gb ram... Im starting to think apple ***** to be honest. It doesn't just do that but also as im typing to you right now it eats up some letters like they just become invisible and i have to delete them and retype them to be able to see them.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 11, 2013 8:15 PM (in response to soicysononikeboy)
My suggestion, use Chrome or Firefox. I moved to Chrome. The problem with disappearing text is a rendering issue, discussed here.
I know, it ***** because I like Safari but, not worth the pain
I hear at least the rendering issues are fixed in 10.8.3.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 23, 2014 10:20 PM (in response to BigWood)
I just bought my first Mac (Macbook Air) a few days ago and some of the sites are kind of lagging. So I found this thread.
But instead of a folder in FINDER-LIBRARY-PREFERENCES I have a file named com.apple.safari.plist
Should I delete it or is it the wrong file?
I do have a folder com.apple.safari in CACHEs though.
Thanks in advance