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  • 30. Re: Safari ridiculously SLOW in Snow Leopard
    KCinCan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi Kurt, I really could use some help......I followed your advice re the Safari Help Plugins and I can see them........I also looked in the user Library file "internet plugins" and "itunes plugins" and the folders are empty. I have no clue how to assess what plugins I really have and more importantly, how to delete them. Something seems to be off if I have absolutely no plugins in the library folder but some that show up in Safari. I checked the admin files as well and nothing shows up. Do you have any sage advice? Thanks for the help.
  • 31. Re: Safari ridiculously SLOW in Snow Leopard
    Kurt Weber Level 6 Level 6 (13,945 points)
    They might not be in your user/library/internet plugins folder. Try looking in the main folder:

    Macintosh Hardrive/Library/Internet plugins

    Kurt
  • 32. Re: Safari ridiculously SLOW in Snow Leopard
    Kurt Weber Level 6 Level 6 (13,945 points)
    I can't see versions in your screenshot. You can get the version of each plugin by going to the help menu and select installed plugins. The window that comes up will tell you each of the plugins and their versions. Make sure Flash is version 10. Flip4Mac should be Version 2.3.0.14

    You can get the newest version of Flip4machere.

    Flash is here:
    http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

    If this doesn't improve things I would try removing some of the plugins and see if this effects Safari:

    1. Close Safari
    2. Make a new folder on your desktop and then drag all plugins into it except:
    • Flash Plugin
    • Java Plugin Cocoa (Alias)
    • Quartz Composer
    • Quicktime plugin

    Open Safari. Does it run better? If it does add your other plugins one or two at a time by closing Safari, adding the plugin and opening Safari.

    Kurt
  • 33. Re: Safari ridiculously SLOW in Snow Leopard
    Kurt Weber Level 6 Level 6 (13,945 points)
    I removed the same plugin with the same result. I had found several old plugins. On my machine they were listed as Unix executable files. This makes me think that Snow Leopard does not remove all of the incompatible plugins.

    Kurt
  • 34. Re: Safari ridiculously SLOW in Snow Leopard
    Kurt Weber Level 6 Level 6 (13,945 points)
    Safari is a newly designed 64 bit app. 32 bit plugins may have trouble running in it. Plugins are playing catch up with this very new browser.

    There is nothing wrong with Safari. It is very fast and very new.

    Kurt
  • 35. Re: Safari ridiculously SLOW in Snow Leopard
    Kurt Weber Level 6 Level 6 (13,945 points)
    List of my plugins and their versions, Safari running like a speed demon:

    • Flip4Mac Windows Media Web Plugin 2.3

    • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.5.1 — from file

    • Silverlight Plug-In
    3.0.40818.0 — from file “Silverlight.plugin”.

    • Shockwave Flash 10.0 r32 — from file “Flash Player.plugin”.
    MoveNetworks Quantum Media Player
    npmnqmp 071502000008 — from file “Move-Media-Player.plugin”.

    • Java Plug-in for Cocoa
    Java Switchable Plug-in (Cocoa) — from file “JavaPluginCocoa.bundle”.
    MIME Type Description Extensions
    application/x-java-applet;version=1.1.3 Java applet
    application/x-java-applet Basic Java Applets javaapplet
    application/x-java-applet;version=1.2.2 Java applet
    application/x-java-applet;version=1.5 Java applet
    application/x-java-applet;version=1.3.1 Java applet
    application/x-java-applet;version=1.3 Java applet
    application/x-java-applet;version=1.1.2 Java applet
    application/x-java-applet;version=1.1 Java applet
    application/x-java-applet;version=1.2.1 Java applet
    application/x-java-applet;version=1.6 Java applet
    application/x-java-applet;version=1.4.2 Java applet
    application/x-java-jnlp-file JNLP Applications jnlp
    application/x-java-applet;version=1.4 Java applet
    application/x-java-applet;jpi-version=1.6.0_15 Java applet
    application/x-java-applet;version=1.1.1 Java applet
    application/x-java-applet;version=1.2 Java applet

    • QuickTime Plug-in 7.6.3

    • Quartz Composer Plug-In

    Kurt
  • 36. Re: Safari ridiculously SLOW in Snow Leopard
    lil_chicka Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    hi kurt, im having the same problem with my safari also and i took your advice with checking the "32bit" check box in the safari "get info" section, and it made is a little quicker! but my next problem that i hope u can help with is my imac is only 4 days old and it is completely empty other then the standard things that come on it ! so i was wondering what 32bit app could it be that is messing with it??? thank you for ur help =]
  • 37. Re: Safari ridiculously SLOW in Snow Leopard
    Kurt Weber Level 6 Level 6 (13,945 points)
    You pick up these plugin when you go to a site that asks you to download something and you say "yes." The plugin is installed. For example, sites that use Real Player or Silverlight or Moveworks will pop up a question: " Do you want to install the new player." If you click "yes" it will install the plugin.

    if you don't think you did any of these things try opening up Software Update and see if Java or even the OS itself needs to be updated:

    1. Go to the Apple menu at the very top left of the screen.

    2. Select "software update." Software update will run and let you know if anything needs updating. If it finds something that needs updating click on "install" and follow the directions from there. you may have to enter your password.

    Kurt
  • 38. Re: Safari ridiculously SLOW in Snow Leopard
    Michelasso Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
    Safari is slow to me in 32 bits mode as well. I just switched back to Firefox after 2 happy years of Safari browsing (before to upgrade to SL. then the mess started). I couldn't stand it anymore. 10+ sec to load some pages. Awful.
  • 39. Re: Safari ridiculously SLOW in Snow Leopard
    Kurt Weber Level 6 Level 6 (13,945 points)
    One of the new aspects of Safari is its ability to not crash when Java is not behaving. The page may continue to load but Safari won't crash.

    Does Safari behave this way on all pages or just certain ones?

    Kurt
  • 40. Re: Safari ridiculously SLOW in Snow Leopard
    Michelasso Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
    Kurt Weber wrote:
    One of the new aspects of Safari is its ability to not crash when Java is not behaving. The page may continue to load but Safari won't crash.

    Does Safari behave this way on all pages or just certain ones?

    Kurt


    I dunno. I still have to see a single page crashing leaving Safari still alive. But I already had few (not many) Safari crashes opening certain pages (I believe flash was involved). Well, not a big deal. One just restarts it. At least THAT is fast. Did anyone experience a single page crash?
  • 41. Re: Safari ridiculously SLOW in Snow Leopard
    Kurt Weber Level 6 Level 6 (13,945 points)
    Safari is very fast on all sites with the versions of flash etc. that I list below. I leave it in 64bit mode.

    Kurt
  • 42. SOLVED! Re: Safari ridiculously SLOW in Snow Leopard
    Yost Smith Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Solution: Removing (aka deleting and then emptying the trash) the Shockwave plugin in /Library/Internet Plugins worked for me also, Safari is now zipping along.
  • 43. Re: SOLVED! Re: Safari ridiculously SLOW in Snow Leopard
    Michelasso Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
    Yost Smith wrote:
    Solution: Removing (aka deleting and then emptying the trash) the Shockwave plugin in /Library/Internet Plugins worked for me also, Safari is now zipping along.


    Not sure if what I did is right. I removed from the terminal all *.xpt files in "/Library/Internet Plugins and $HOME /Library/Internet Plugins". they were the oldest (one back to 2006. A ShockWave plugin indeed). Also they were just files not directories like the others that I kept. I restarted Safari a couple of times and it seemed back to normal. Now I just clicked to write this reply and it took, again, 10+ sec to load the page, with the bandwidth monitor showing 0 KB/s for few sec.

    Actually before to remove the plugins one may simply disable them first in Safari Preference/Security and see if there is any improvement. I don't know if this has been posted before, but it has some more hints: http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13727_7-10328447-263.html?tag=mfiredir
  • 44. Re: Safari ridiculously SLOW in Snow Leopard
    KCinCan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi, in trying to get my Safari to run faster I deleted some plugins. In the process, somehow I did something that puts my printer "offline". I bought a new printer, installed it and I still have the same problem. When I check my hardware listing in the OS (I have not installed SL) and it says "staus-processing" The drivers are there, the Mac identifies the printer but it still goes "offline" when I try to print. The new printer is an EPSON CX4400 Series (1). One plugin that I deleted was "VerifiedDownLoadPlugin.plugin and also the AdobePDFViewer.plugin. I repaired permissions. THere were some that said they were not repaired because they were "modified"

    I also installed the new iTunes with the old OS and I now can't access iTunes Store it says there is no connection when there is. Apple will suffer for this....I can't buy anything

    Any suggestions would be most appreciated.