8 Replies Latest reply: Jan 4, 2011 4:13 PM by Gogolathome
dib.mac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
It gets to a certain point, like 185 of 192 items, and just spins, and eventually times out and cancels loading the page. So I don't get a full feed. I have Better Facebook extension installed, but it does the same thing w/o it installed. Occasionally, I will get the page to completely load. I mostly miss the tail of the status updates. Firefox loads lickity split, so I don't think there is anything funny with my network.

I tried clearing the cash with no effect.

It has been like this for some time, and I have just gotten around to complaining about it.

MacBook Pro 15, 2.5Ghz, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (95,950 points)

    Try deleting Facebook cookies.

    Click Safari in the menu bar, then click Preferences. Click: Show cookies

    Delete all Facebook cookies.

    Quit Safari. (Command + Q) Relaunch Safari.

  • dib.mac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks for the suggestion, but it didn't help. I searched for cookies containing "facebook" and deleted them all, and restarted Safari, and the newsfeed page stalled on 248 items loaded, and finally timed out.
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (95,950 points)
    Login to another user account on your Mac. Try Safari / Facebook there.

    Also, in your admin account, try troubleshooting the Safari .plist file.

    Quit Safari. Open a Finder window. Select your Home Folder in the Sidebar on the left. It has a small house icon. Then open the Library folder then the Preferences folder.

    Move the com.apple.Safari.plist file from the Preferences folder to the Desktop. Launch Safari.
    If the Facebook page loads, move that .plist file to the Trash.

    Also, in the admin account. Make sure your system software is up to date. Click the Apple () menu (top left in your screen) Software Update ...

  • iBookmaster Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
    It could be a DNS issue. Open System Preferences/Network. Click Advanced at the lower right of that window. Click the DNS tab. Under the DNS Servers window click the plus button and enter:

    Click the plus button again and enter:

    Click OK. Click Apply, quit System Preference and see if it will fully load now.

    These are DNS numbers from opendns.com. I use them and have had success when friends have problems loading sites.
  • dib.mac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I can try the dns change, but since it works fine with Firefox, I don't think it is something external to my mac. For a long time I just figured that facebooks servers and html were the issue. thanks for the suggestions.

    I am up to date on software updates, running the latest of everything.
  • iBookmaster Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
    Next thing I would try is quitting Safari and throwing away it's preferences located at;


    Put this file on your Desktop or in the Trash.

    If that doesn't work, try disabling all extensions by sliding the main slider to off.

    Lastly, I would try resetting Safari under Safari's menu heading.
  • Gogolathome Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Deleting Safari cache and cookies helps for a short time.

    What I have done now is delete the file ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.Safari/Cache.db and made a symlink to /dev/null so all cache gets redirected into space.

    I have a proxy server and a high internet speed so for me there is no speed difference except that Facebook is now working correctly.

    Do this:

    - quit Safari and open terminal:
    - in terminal do: rm ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.Safari/Cache.db
    - and: ln -s /dev/null ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.Safari/Cache.db
  • Gogolathome Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    To answer my own answer. Doesn't help also. Files gets overwritten at Safari restart.