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Currently Being ModeratedAug 10, 2009 4:43 PM (in response to RafiB)HI and Welcome to Apple Discussions...
Your Mac is a 2006 and you are running 10.4 Tiger. Some sites on Safari 4 may not run as expected due to an outdated video card.
Also, how much free disk space on your Mac?
Control or right click the MacintoshHD icon on your Desktop. Click "Get Info". Under the General tab you will see Capacity and Available. Make sure there is at least 10% available disk space, 15% is better.
Have you tried maintenance?
CarolynIntel iMac 2.66, Mac OS X (10.5.8), PBookG4 iBookG4 Intuos Tablet Epson Olympus Airport iPods JBL
Currently Being ModeratedAug 10, 2009 6:59 PM (in response to Carolyn Samit)Thanks for the greeting, but I'm not new to the forums and I've been using macs since I was in utero. My dad and I have shared an account in the past as we always consult each other on mac issues anyways, but I was getting tired of the e-mail notifications getting sent to him.
On to the issue at hand!
I do my best to keep 15% of my hard drive free at all times. I find it hard to believe that my video card being three years old has a lot to do with the problem as this issue did not occur in the old version of Safari or in the current version of Firefox. Also, the issue is not with specific websites, it's with moving GIF animations/images.
Any other ideas/suggestions?Black Mackbook August 2006, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 10, 2009 7:40 PM (in response to RafiB)Just thought I'd add in that I kept an eye on the activity monitor while trying to view a moving GIF and the CPU usage of Safari jumps up to 100-125% and remains at that level, while the real memory jumps to 200mb.Black Mackbook August 2006, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 10, 2009 11:17 PM (in response to RafiB)Are you saying that a simple animated gif makes your CPU jump to over 100% and moves the memory to 200mb...
Click to see animated GIF
The above animated gif (64KB) above only adds 1-2% to my CPU and really doesn't added to the real memory on my computer.
Even if you hard drive was 95% full and you never did any maintenance on your computer, and you able to get on the internet. You should be able to still view the animated above animated gif... strange very strange.
Gee...I guess your computer would blowup on a simple flash.
Message was edited by: David M BrewerG-4 1.2 GIG, 1.5 GIGs of Ram, WD 800FW 500 GIGs & 2TB HDs, ATI Radeon 9800 Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.11), Quicktime 7.6, FCS2, iWorks 09 and a bunch of other stuff...
Currently Being ModeratedAug 11, 2009 5:43 PM (in response to David M Brewer)The one you posted was small enough that it didn't cause any problems.
Medium sized GIFs such as:
Basically stop Safari from functioning, whereas they have no effect on Firefox.Black Mackbook August 2006, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 11, 2009 7:23 PM (in response to RafiB)MacBook Pro, PowerMac G5 Quad. iPhone, Mac OS X (10.5.8), 7800 GT, 6.5 GB RAM, 440 GB, Nikon N80, D70 and D300 Nikon Coolscan 5000ED
Currently Being ModeratedAug 11, 2009 9:10 PM (in response to RafiB)RafiB, I can see your point. But, gifs are (were) never meant to be 2MB in file size or a series of photos.
Gifs are 256 or less in color and should be line drawings or text. The physical size and file size should be small so they can work right. Like the example I provided.
The examples you gave are bad examples of gifs, so I wouldn't fret over it.G-4 1.2 GIG, 1.5 GIGs of Ram, WD 800FW 500 GIGs & 2TB HDs, ATI Radeon 9800 Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.11), Quicktime 7.6, FCS2, iWorks 09 and a bunch of other stuff...
Currently Being ModeratedAug 12, 2009 8:22 AM (in response to David M Brewer)The point is that neither other people, nor other browsers experience the lag that Safari 4 does. Larger sized GIFs have become increasingly used over the past several years, and have grown greatly in popularity in the internet culture, enough so that it is not a problem that I can just ignore or "not fret over."
Still looking for any suggestions as to the cause of the issue and a possible solution!Black Mackbook August 2006, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 12, 2009 11:00 AM (in response to RafiB)Hi RafiB;
As I said earlier, I don't see any problems with either of the files on either of my Macs. I think the problem is on your Mac with your version of Safari.
AllanMacBook Pro, PowerMac G5 Quad. iPhone, Mac OS X (10.5.8), 7800 GT, 6.5 GB RAM, 440 GB, Nikon N80, D70 and D300 Nikon Coolscan 5000ED
Currently Being ModeratedAug 12, 2009 5:31 PM (in response to Allan Eckert)Yeah, I agree that it's definitely a computer specific problem. Any idea what that problem might be though? I would love to be able to continue using Safari.Black Mackbook August 2006, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 15, 2009 8:30 AM (in response to RafiB)I've been having the SAME problem ever since upgrading to Safari 4. I had no problems viewing pages or forums with animated gifs when I had Safari 3, still have no problem if I use Firefox. In fact, I just loaded the same exact page on both Safari and Firefox. Firefox loaded with no issue, Safari, on the other hand, just sat and spun until the gif was fully loaded.
I'd love to just go back to Safari 3 (or suffer wit Firefox, which I hate) if Apple can't come upwith a fix for their browser.iBook G4, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 16, 2009 1:06 PM (in response to RafiB)I Do not think its a computer specific problem at all, Before Safari 4 i was just fine also.
And my Laptop is not outdated either, The latest model 17 Inch macbook pro 2.66ghz and 4 gigs of ram.Macbook pro 17 inch, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 19, 2009 3:03 PM (in response to RafiB)I have the same problem running GIFs, and even youtube videos for that matter; I end up running those sites in Camino, which derails my Interneting experience!PowerBook G4, Mac OS X (10.4.11), 1.67 GHz PowerPC G4; 2 GB DDR SDRAM