Currently Being ModeratedJul 24, 2011 1:55 PM (in response to wistfulwriter)
From your Safari menu bar click Safari / Reset Safari. Select the top 7 buttons, click Reset.
See if that makes a difference in scrolling.
How much free space on the hard drive? From the Finder, click View / Show Status Bar
Currently Being ModeratedJul 24, 2011 1:58 PM (in response to Carolyn Samit)
8.8 GB free, and unfortunately the lag still persists after the reset.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 24, 2011 2:04 PM (in response to wistfulwriter)
8.8 GB free? There's your problem. You need to free up disk space ASAP. 15% free space of the capacity is the bare minimum.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 24, 2011 2:04 PM (in response to Carolyn Samit)
Can you please explain to me the technical reason why more disk space would lead to better graphics performance? Thank you.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 24, 2011 2:09 PM (in response to wistfulwriter)
The less free space the poorer the performance of the drive overall.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 24, 2011 2:15 PM (in response to Carolyn Samit)
How do you explain the performance difference between pre-Lion update and post-Lion update? I have now freed up some more space to have even more free space than I did before I updated to Lion, but the scrolling stutters still persists.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 24, 2011 2:57 PM (in response to Carolyn Samit)
I have the same problem with Safari lagging. If I use Chrome or Firefox there is no lagg. Hence the need for more disc space is not the issue here.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 26, 2011 3:54 AM (in response to Carolyn Samit)
I have 200GB of free space and I am lagging too. Please stop saying it's a hard disk space issue.
I am using Firefox so it's not a Safari-specific issue.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 26, 2011 4:42 AM (in response to wistfulwriter)
Would it be possible to upload a video of this scrolling stuttering ?
Does it occur in any other applications ?
What kind of mouse do you have ?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 26, 2011 1:46 PM (in response to wistfulwriter)
I have the same issue but I use Chrome. Since upgrading to Lion, after using the browser for a while (sometimes just 20 mins or so) the scrolling becomes UNBEARABLY laggy. If I quit Chrome completely and open it again then it's fine, for a while...
This NEVER happened before Lion, I thought it was a Chrome only issue but after googling I guess it isn't..
Currently Being ModeratedJul 26, 2011 2:12 PM (in response to wistfulwriter)
For me, the scrolling lag has been an issue regardless of how long the browser has been open. I just want to reiterate that, at least for me, it is mostly noticable with fullscreen Safari. Chrome also has this issue in both modes. In Firefox, it seems to the least laggy.
To describe the issue, it is as if the frame rate has been lowered significantly. Whereas before the Lion update, everything scrolled very smoothly (even at high speeds and on complex image-heavy sites), there is lag present now. I will try to find some kind of frame rate program.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 27, 2011 12:28 AM (in response to AlexUK)
I think Chrome needs an update. I'm experiencing scrolling lag in Chrome as well, in particular when there's flash or a dynamic image on the screen. Possibly a Java issue? I am also seeing a type of lag in Mail with conversations. Scrolling here is spongey, for lack of a better description. For me, some of my issues are likely related to having a 2008 MB Pro with only 2GB RAM, however, Snow Leopard was like butter. Definitely needing some sort of fix....
Currently Being ModeratedJul 27, 2011 12:46 AM (in response to wistfulwriter)
For some reason its only Safari lagging for me and I think its more in Fullscreen but not sure. Safari is as smooth as a 3 month old bikini wax. Chrome is very speedy and no lagg at all. I have 8GB RAM though.
Most noticable difference between Safari and Chrome is when I'm on Facebook, and in Safari it's terrible.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 30, 2011 12:46 PM (in response to wistfulwriter)
Clay G wrote this on another thread so I'll give you his suggestions and it WORKED FOR ME!
Go to FINDER-LIBRARY-PREFERENCES- and delete the folder com.apple.safari.rss.plist
Go to FINDER-LIBRARY-CACHES- and delete the folder com.apple.safari
Restart your Mac.
I too was experiencing some severe lagging in some web sites-using Safari.
Also heard that Adobe (v 10.1) can cause lagging problems. V. 10.0 is more stable.
Did what Clay offered and NO MORE LAGGING.
BTW, you'll have to do a search(SPOTLIGHT) for SAFARI but it pops right up and you still have all your bookmarks and favorites.
Hope this helped.