2 Replies Latest reply: Aug 4, 2008 4:04 PM by Klaus1
Geoff Kirkland Level 1 (55 points)
Most often everything works just fine. Occassionally when I click on a link or a bookmark Safari will begin to load but gets hung-up (i.e. freezes in the URL viewer). I click 'stop loading' and then 'reload' and then the page downloads effortlessly. Any good reason for this? Only happens once or twice a day and doesn't seem to be any particular webpage.

Thank you.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.11), 2.16 GHz Intel Core Duo. 2GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM. iPod nano.
  • 04asphalt Level 1 (0 points)
    I have the same problem (not using wireless) seems like a virus or spyware but I've been told imac shouldn't have such issues????

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  • Klaus1 Level 8 (47,745 points)
    Could be a bottleneck at the server: too many people accessing at the same time.

    Could be your caches are getting full(er).

    Sometimes deleting your History, after a few hours of surfing, can relieve the pressure.

    To generally speed up Safari, try this:

    The following usually works on both Tiger and Leopard:

    (First, if yours is an Intel Mac, check that Safari is not running in Rosetta, which is enough to slow it to a crawl.)

    Empty Safari's cache (from the Safari menu), then close Safari.

    Go to Home/Library/Safari and delete the following files:

    form values

    Then go to Home/Library/Preferences and delete


    Repair permissions (in Disk Utility).

    Start up Safari again, and things should have improved.

    If not, MacFixit have published a very detailed (very!) article on speeding up a slow Safari, here:


    Many, including me, have also followed the advice given by others here to add DNS codes to their Network Settings, with good results in terms of speed-up:

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

    Click on Apply Now and close the window.

    Restart Safari, and repair permissions.