2691 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 12, 2011 5:08 AM by Colin Shapiro
Little Snitch causes Safari users a lot of problems. This link contains results of a search I did in the Safari forum for you.
Sending Apple feedback regarding an unsupported third party add on will most likely go unread. Feedback is for Apple software/hardware only.
I think you have misunderstood....
My problem is not caused by Little Snitch.
Little Snitch has simply alerted me to the fact that there is unstopped activity in Safari after closing a window.
I tried the same test using Firefox:
I have a window with a video running/downloading.
(I monitor the activity using Little Snitch)
I close the window.
All activity stops, ie ceases ie does not continue.
Little Snitch is merely an observer, like me.
The problem is quite clearly in Safari.
I just updated Safari to v5.0.4 and the problem still persists.
If I start a download, or watch a video, when I close the window or cancel the download, it carries on until I actually quit Safari.
For example, I started a large download of a file in Safari. The download speed was rather slow, so I cancelled the download and started the same download using Firefox. Firefox's speed was a little better so I let it run. (I forgot to close down Safari)
When I returned after some time, I noticed that there was still activity from Safari, though no windows were open and no downloads were in progress. The download speed in Firefox had dropped to a really slow speed. I then noticed Safari was still open and I quit it. The download speed in Firefox shot up immediately.
This is a bug in Safari and I have filed a report in this regard.