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  • 75. Re: Safari slow and freezes when loading pages
    Gontran Bolduc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    You should have this screen. On the right, next to proxys there is "Materiel" on your screen that may be materials or hardware. I hope that helps.

     

    I do not recall writing about DNS. 

     

     

     

    mtu.jpg

  • 76. Re: Safari slow and freezes when loading pages
    Saxman Level 2 Level 2 (175 points)

    Gontran, sorry, it doesn't, after Proxies it says "Ethernet". And the DNS response was to someone else's post, which the message header noted. You must have a different OS than mine and the other person who also had no such heading as Hardware or Materiel.... In fact the entire layout is different.  If I click on Ethernet, it then shows MTU & the number, but I connect via WiFi, so how would changing the setting under Ethernet affect anything?

  • 77. Re: Safari slow and freezes when loading pages
    Gontran Bolduc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The OS version I am using is 10.8.2. I included the WI-FI screen of mine and matrial is there. I understand yours indicated "Ethernet", in the WI-FI submenu.

     

    "Ethernet" is a communication protocol. Your computer need this protocol on no mater if it is on WI-Fi or wire connected to the router. So I sugest you try the "Ethernet" and continue up to MTU.

     

    For DNS, if you do not have the address of the DNS server, try the same address of your router.

     

     

     

     

     

    wi-fi.jpg

  • 78. Re: Safari slow and freezes when loading pages
    jarjart Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yep definately better, not all great but better

  • 79. Re: Safari slow and freezes when loading pages
    atmanamaste Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Same problem here. One workaround that helped every time so far is to log on as guest, start safari as guest, then log in to your own account again and reload the page. It will then work.

     

    Is a bit of a pain like this, so i'll be using another browser.

  • 80. Re: Safari slow and freezes when loading pages
    shadowcast Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks to Hal.  Updating the DNS was the fix that I needed.  SOOOO much better!

  • 81. Re: Safari slow and freezes when loading pages
    hwoodlive Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hal's solution worked for me too, after achingly long months of slow Safari.  I was actually surfing using Chrome when I came across his suggestion, since "surfing" on Safari had become more like walking on a glacier.  The MTU fixes others had success with didn't work for me.  I'm ethernet-wired and don't use iCloud, so those suggestions weren't in my box of tricks either.  Thanks, Hal.  Whew!

  • 82. Re: Safari slow and freezes when loading pages
    wakamac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    just to let you know the Hal from Maine solution seems to have worked for me - speed is now amazing! just bought the macbook pro retina 2 weeks ago and was dismayed the browser kept freezing!

  • 83. Re: Safari slow and freezes when loading pages
    hwoodlive Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    And quickly on the heels of my August 22nd 'success email'... my Safari is now again dead slow.  Well, it was nice while it lasted.  :-(

  • 84. Re: Safari slow and freezes when loading pages
    wakamac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    mine didnt last either but i still have the apple support on the phone so this is what they had me do and it has seemed to work for me if you want to try it:

     

    in Finder on the top bar click Go

    utilities

    disk utilities

    cursor on the Macantosh HD

    click on Repair Disk Permissions

     

    let it run

     

    then i logged out and logged back on.

     

    hope that helps.

  • 85. Re: Safari slow and freezes when loading pages
    Richie_jp Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi,

     

    Been suffering the same problem Running Mavericks macbook pro 2011; hanging pages etc.  All very random.

     

    Enabled the Develop tab (Safari preferences - Advanced - click option at bottom of box).  Under that menu found User Agent. This was set to Default (Automatically Chosen).  Set User Agent to Safari 7.0.

     

    All pages now load faster and so far no hanging.

     

    However going back into the User Agent it shows Default again.  Hovering over the other options also displays a yellow box with the actual code being used.  Takes a couple of seconds to show up though.  Doesn't work with the Default option so I've no idea what the Default actually is.

     

    So long as that fixes the problem I don't care about the logic of not displaying what User Agent is actually chosen.

     

    Hope this helps

  • 86. Re: Safari slow and freezes when loading pages
    G.Madigan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    ~ How to change your Safari’s User Agent permanently. ~

     

    I cannot confirm the overall effectiveness of using a different user agent, but it does appear to effect how some websites react to your browser, such as being a mobile device, using Windows-only effects, etc.

     

    Note that some websites may refuse to load altogether if it thinks you’re something else.

     

    • First, you need to be comfortable with using Terminal.

     

    In Terminal, enter…

     

    defaults write com.apple.Safari CustomUserAgent "\" your new user agent string \""

    • You may copy & paste this.

    • Replacing only the underlined portion. You will need all of the appropriate slashes, quotes and spaces.

     

    Example…

    defaults write com.apple.Safari CustomUserAgent "\" Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_9_0) AppleWebKit/537.71 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/7.0 Safari/537.71 \””

     

    To know what to enter as your Custom User Agent string…

    1. From the list in Safari, select the user agent you prefer to make as the default.

    2. Allow the current website to reload.

    3. Go back to the User Agent list and click on “Other…”

    4. You may copy and paste this string into your Terminal command.

     

    Restart Safari after entering the change in Terminal.

    To reverse it back to being automatically chosen by Safari, use the UNIX command…

    defaults delete com.apple.Safari CustomUserAgent

     

    As always, use great care when messing with the UNIX commands in Terminal.

  • 87. Re: Safari slow and freezes when loading pages
    Richie_jp Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi,

     

    Thank you for this. Do you happen to know if there's a file with the Default user agent string in it?

     

    Thanks

  • 88. Re: Safari slow and freezes when loading pages
    G.Madigan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I don't know of such a file.

     

    Unless instructed otherwise by the prefs file or the Developer menu, it could be a dynamicly created line of text from within Safari; adapting to each website to help insure greater compatibility. For example, if the site isn't responding to "...Safari/536" or it obviously has Microsoft functions, it could try using Microsoft's agent "...Trident/6.0".

     

    But, that is pure conjecture on my part.

  • 89. Re: Safari slow and freezes when loading pages
    downiepaul Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Linc,

     

    I am having the same problem that excelcius had back in 2012, but "updated" to 2014:  ever since I upgraded to Mavericks (10.9.4), the internet load soooo slowly and/or freezes up.  So, I ran the Terminal test that you suggested, and got these results.  Any help here?

     

    Password:

    com.zeobit.MacKeeper.plugin.AntiTheft.daemon

    com.zeobit.MacKeeper.AntiVirus

    com.motive.mgmt-agent.system

    com.microsoft.office.licensing.helper

    com.intego.BackupAssistant.daemon

    com.crashplan.engine

    com.adobe.fpsaud

    sh-3.2$ launchctl list | sed 1d | awk '!/0x|com\.apple|edu\.mit|org\.(x|openbsd)/{print $3}'

    jp.co.canon.cijscannerregister.53360

    com.motive.alertDetectorHost

    com.getdropbox.dropbox.49488

    com.code42.b42menuextra.49840

    com.motive.mgmt-agent.user

    com.intego.backupassistant.agent

    com.zeobit.MacKeeper.Helper

    com.google.keystone.user.agent

    com.genieo.completer.update

    com.genieo.completer.download

    com.adobe.ARM.32fc92aadecf45c6150edfbd059d518c174248ca67bf63e4a9386b86

    sh-3.2$ ls -1A /e*/mach* {,/}L*/{Ad,Compon,Ex,Fram,In,Keyb,La,Mail/Bu,P*P,Priv,Qu,Scripti,Servi,Spo,Sta} * L*/Fonts 2> /dev/null

    /Library/Address Book Plug-Ins:

    SkypeABDialer.bundle

    SkypeABSMS.bundle

     

    /Library/Components:

     

    /Library/Extensions:

    ATTOCelerityFC8.kext

    ATTOExpressSASHBA2.kext

    ATTOExpressSASRAID2.kext

    ArcMSR.kext

    CalDigitHDProDrv.kext

    HighPointIOP.kext

    HighPointRR.kext

    PromiseSTEX.kext

    SoftRAID.kext

     

    /Library/Frameworks:

    AEProfiling.framework

    AERegistration.framework

    AudioMixEngine.framework

    EWSMac.framework

    HPDeviceModel.framework

    HPPml.framework

    HPServicesInterface.framework

    HPSmartPrint.framework

    NyxAudioAnalysis.framework

    PluginManager.framework

    StuffIt.framework

    StuffItCore.framework

    XPrint2ModemCtrAPI.framework

    Xerces-c-cw8.framework

    iTunesLibrary.framework

     

    /Library/Input Methods:

     

    /Library/Internet Plug-Ins:

    AdobePDFViewer.plugin

    DRM Plugin.bundle

    Default Browser.plugin

    Disabled Plug-Ins

    Flash Player.plugin

    Flip4Mac WMV Plugin.plugin

    Flip4Mac WMV Plugin.webplugin

    Google Earth Web Plug-in.plugin

    JavaAppletPlugin.plugin

    Quartz Composer.webplugin

    QuickTime Plugin.plugin

    RealPlayer Plugin

    RealPlayer Plugin.xpt

    SharePointBrowserPlugin.plugin

    SharePointWebKitPlugin.webplugin

    Silverlight.plugin

    flashplayer.xpt

    iPhotoPhotocast.plugin

    npMotive.plugin

    nsIQTScriptablePlugin.xpt

     

    /Library/Internet Search Sites:

    Aladdin Tech Support.src

    Aladdin.src

     

    /Library/Keyboard Layouts:

     

    /Library/LaunchAgents:

    com.intego.backupassistant.agent.plist

    com.motive.alertDetectorHost.plist

    com.motive.userAgent.plist

     

    /Library/LaunchDaemons:

    com.adobe.fpsaud.plist

    com.crashplan.engine.plist

    com.intego.BackupAssistant.daemon.plist

    com.microsoft.office.licensing.helper.plist

    com.motive.systemDaemon.plist

    com.zeobit.MacKeeper.AntiVirus.plist

    com.zeobit.MacKeeper.plugin.AntiTheft.daemon.plist

     

    /Library/PreferencePanes:

    .DS_Store

    DejaVu.prefPane

    Flash Player.prefPane

    Flip4Mac WMV.prefPane

    Perian.prefPane

     

    /Library/PrivilegedHelperTools:

    com.microsoft.office.licensing.helper

     

    /Library/QuickLook:

    iBooksAuthor.qlgenerator

    iWork.qlgenerator

     

    /Library/QuickTime:

    AC3MovieImport.component

    AppleIntermediateCodec.component

    AppleMPEG2Codec.component

    DivX 6 Decoder.component

    Perian.component

     

    /Library/ScriptingAdditions:

    .DS_Store

    Adobe Unit Types

    QXPScriptingAdditions.osax

     

    /Library/Spotlight:

    Microsoft Office.mdimporter

    iBooksAuthor.mdimporter

    iMovie.mdimporter

    iWeb.mdimporter

    iWork.mdimporter

     

    /Library/StartupItems:

     

    /etc/mach_init.d:

     

    /etc/mach_init_per_login_session.d:

     

    /etc/mach_init_per_user.d:

     

    Library/Address Book Plug-Ins:

     

    Library/Fonts:

    .DS_Store

    Arial

    Brush Script

    Times New Roman

    Verdana

    Wingdings

    Wingdings 2

    Wingdings 3

     

    Library/Indexes:

    FindByContent

     

    Library/Internet Plug-Ins:

    Move_Media_Player.plugin

    Picasa.plugin

    Unity Player.plugin

    fbplugin_1_0_3.plugin

     

    Library/Keyboard Layouts:

     

    Library/LaunchAgents:

    com.adobe.ARM.32fc92aadecf45c6150edfbd059d518c174248ca67bf63e4a9386b86.plist

    com.apple.FolderActions.enabled.plist

    com.apple.FolderActions.folders.plist

    com.genieo.completer.download.plist

    com.genieo.completer.update.plist

    com.google.keystone.agent.plist

    com.zeobit.MacKeeper.Helper.plist

     

    Library/PreferencePanes:

     

    Library/Services:

    .localized

    sh-3.2$ osascript -e 'tell application "System Events" to get name of every login item' 2> /dev/null

    wClock, CrashPlan menu bar, Dropbox

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