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Safari keeps blocking when i watch streaming videos

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May 19, 2013 9:47 AM

Safari keeps blocking when i watch streaming videos. After 30 min it blocks the video and then all Safari is blocked with the colourful wheel turning for 2-3 minutes. What can I do? I updated flash to the latest version. It drives me nuts. I tried several links, it's not the link that is not working. HELP pls.

MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2012), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3)
  • dominic23 Level 6 Level 6 (18,530 points)
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    May 19, 2013 10:42 AM (in response to anca_m)

    Reset Safari.


    Click Safari in the menu bar.

    From the drop down select "Reset Safari".


    Uncheck the box next to  " Remove saved names and passwords".


    Click "Reset".



      Empty Caches


      Safari > Preference > Advanced

      Checkmark the box for "Show Develop menu in menu bar".

      Develop menu will appear in the Safari menu bar.

      Click Develop and select "Empty Caches" from the dropdown.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,985 points)
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    May 19, 2013 11:17 AM (in response to anca_m)

    The next time you have the problem, note the exact time: hour, minute, second.


    If you have more than one user account, these instructions must be carried out as an administrator.


    Launch the Console application in any of the following ways:


    ☞ Enter the first few letters of its name into a Spotlight search. Select it in the results (it should be at the top.)


    ☞ In the Finder, select Go Utilities from the menu bar, or press the key combination shift-command-U. The application is in the folder that opens.


    ☞ Open LaunchPad. Click Utilities, then Console in the icon grid.


    Make sure the title of the Console window is All Messages. If it isn't, select All Messages from the SYSTEM LOG QUERIES menu on the left. If you don't see that menu, select

    View Show Log List

    from the menu bar.

    Scroll back in the log to the time you noted above. Select any messages timestamped from then until the end of the episode. Copy them to the Clipboard (command-C). Paste into a reply to this message (command-V).


    When posting a log extract, be selective. In most cases, a few dozen lines are more than enough.

    Please do not indiscriminately dump thousands of lines from the log into this discussion.


    Important: Some private information, such as your name, may appear in the log. Anonymize before posting.

  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (84,230 points)
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    May 24, 2013 1:43 PM (in response to anca_m)

    Do you have ClickToFlash installed by chance?



    Check ~/Library/Internet Plugins


    and check Safari > Preferences > Extensions


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