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Scott Campbell5 Calculating status...
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Jun 7, 2010 8:00 PM
After installing, Safari 5 wouldn't load anything without hanging. I cleared the cache and it is a lot better. Still, about one out of every four pages hangs so long that I get a timed out message. What's going on?

I have no plug-ins, add-ons, or other extras except for ClickToFlash for blocking Flash content. Any ideas?

By the way, I do think the new Reader function is impressive. That, at least, is looking good.
MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Hawaiian_Starman Level 7 Level 7 (21,415 points)
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    Jun 7, 2010 8:27 PM (in response to Scott Campbell5)
    Try disabling ClickToFlash and see if that stops the hangs. Settings are found via the Safari Menu.
    iMac 2.4GHz 4 GB RAM, MacBook Pro 2.53 GHz, Mac OS X (10.6.3), WD Studio 750 gb HD, Canon iP4500 Printer, Airport Extreme/Express
  • nwriko2 Calculating status...
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    Jun 8, 2010 6:02 AM (in response to Scott Campbell5)
    i've got very similar issues.. tried to re-install but to no avail.
    iMac 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 4GB 667 MHZ DDR2 SDRAM, Mac OS X (10.6), Time Capsule 500GB 802.11n Netgate VoIP v.2
  • llmac Calculating status...
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    Jun 8, 2010 6:26 AM (in response to nwriko2)
    same here...every tab i open gives me that message...even apple, wikipedia, even yahoo. i loved safari 5 for all of ten minutes. unless apple fixes this I'm switching to firefox because it's kinda ridiculous. if anyone finds out please post! it would save me some pain
    Macbook, White, Late 2008, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Enkidu Jones Calculating status...
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    Jun 8, 2010 6:40 AM (in response to Scott Campbell5)
    Since upgrading to Safari 5 I find that my ADSL2+ modem gets messed up (it seems to lose its connection periodically). I reset the modem and wait a couple of minutes and all is fine, or I just use Camino or Chrome and all is fine. I don't know if this is in any way related to the problems others are having, but it is weird (and very inconvenient)...
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  • Hawaiian_Starman Level 7 Level 7 (21,415 points)
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    Jun 8, 2010 9:27 AM (in response to Scott Campbell5)
    Hi Scott

    After installing S5, I see ClickToFlash is compatible. Only problem has been with CosmoPod.

    As you suspect, it might be a router issue. Which router are you using? Have you unplugged/waited/plugged in the router, then restarted the computer/Safari? If not, try that and see if the loading sequence returns to normal speed.

    I'm using a dual band Airport Extreme. My load times are very fast - faster than Safari 4.0.5. In case you are using an Airport Extreme, have a read of this this recent MacWorld article.
    iMac 2.4GHz 4 GB RAM, MacBook Pro 2.53 GHz, Mac OS X (10.6.3), WD Studio 750 gb HD, Canon iP4500 Printer, Airport Extreme/Express
  • Richard Wessels Calculating status...
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    Jun 8, 2010 9:53 AM (in response to Scott Campbell5)
    I have been using S5 on both Mac and Windows and I have not seen this issue. However, it sounds like a DNS issue. Remember that S5 does DNS prefetching. If you are doing something odd with your DNS at your router or on your system, this might the the cause of your issues.

    I would start there and see if this is the reason for your difficulty.
    Apple MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.7), 17" and an iPhone 3GS
  • Hawaiian_Starman Level 7 Level 7 (21,415 points)
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    Jun 8, 2010 9:58 AM (in response to Richard Wessels)
    it sounds like a DNS issue. Remember that S5 does DNS prefetching. If you are doing something odd with your DNS at your router or on your system, this might the the cause of your issues.


    Forgot to add I'm using OpenDNS codes, entered on the Airport Extreme with no load problem. Yet, this might be a different experience on a non-Apple router.
    iMac 2.4GHz 4 GB RAM, MacBook Pro 2.53 GHz, Mac OS X (10.6.3), WD Studio 750 gb HD, Canon iP4500 Printer, Airport Extreme/Express
  • andyBall_uk Level 6 Level 6 (17,705 points)
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    Jun 8, 2010 9:59 AM (in response to Richard Wessels)
    good idea

    worth entering dns values in System prefs - network - advanced - DNS too

    use google's public dns, opendns, or 4.2.2.1 & 4.2.2.2 for example.

    I'd check in a new user account too, just in case it proves to be limited to one account.
  • Beren Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 8, 2010 1:22 PM (in response to andyBall_uk)
    Count me as another one who is having problems with the "beach ball" ever since I upgraded to Safari 5.0. I have emptied the Safari cache--in fact, I have emptied every cache Yalu will allow me to empty. I have run disk permissions. But nothing seems to stop the beach ball. I haven't figured out precisely what triggers it. It doesn't appear to be any particular website. My computer just hangs. I can't even get to the left corner Apple in order to reboot--I have to unplug the machine and then boot up.

    Very frustrating!
    iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.1), 2 GHz Intel Core Duo processor
  • Elzlaik Calculating status...
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    Jun 8, 2010 5:32 PM (in response to Beren)
    I am also having issues with pages not loading, loading half-way or loading without the embedded videos. I have reset Safari, repaired disk permissions, deleted every non-apple plug-in from /library and ~/library but it isn't having any effect. If anyone has any other recommendations I would be happy to hear them. Oh ... and I'm not doing anything funny with DNS in my router, which is an Apple Time Capsule.
    uMBP 15" 2.4, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
  • GKP2004 Level 1 Level 1 (125 points)
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    Jun 10, 2010 7:14 AM (in response to Elzlaik)
    I am having the same issues. The blue bar stops mid way and if I have any other tabs open, everything just fails to load. However, I had an interesting thing happen...I was on cnet.com and I clicked on a link from that page, it was just stuck there, so I thought, well I will click on another link, right when I did that, the page turned white as it was trying to go to my original link. I replicated this a few times too.
    Has anyone else noticed that?
    ??
    MacBook Pro 2.53gHz - iPhone 3GS (soon to be iPhone 4) - iPod Nano 8 gig, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
  • Robert Barnett Calculating status...
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    Jun 10, 2010 7:30 AM (in response to Scott Campbell5)
    Count me as one who is definitely getting incomplete page loads with S5. I run no plugins, no extensions, no changes since installing S5 on Tuesday. My broadband speed test is 20.36 mbps. But you would think I was using dial-up.
    Very frustrating. Heck, it took 3 tries to get logged in to the discussion board.
    #failbigtime
    iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.3), 2GB GHZ. 3GB RAM
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