8 Replies Latest reply: Apr 24, 2013 11:18 AM by Saxman
aniruddhabara Level 1 (0 points)

Recently I found that y Safari is working sluggishly.


I have updated my RAM to 4GB and MacBook works much snappier than earlier.


I looked into Activity Monitor - It is showing Safari Web Content taking up max memory, sometimes close to 1.5Gb.


Is anybody else having similar issue. How do I get rid of it???

macbook, Mac OS X (10.5.5), apple macbook
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 (103,360 points)

    Empty the Safari cache more often and clear history. You can do that from the Safari menu bar click Safari / Reset Safari.

  • neo-dimi Level 1 (0 points)

    but it is not a solution really, after a while it got full again...

  • Jack the Giant Killer Level 1 (0 points)

    I had a similar problem.  Safari would get very sluggish.  The first clue to this problem was that the scolling ball on the mouse would not work properly.

    I used the Activity Monitor, and found that the process called "Safari Web Content" was using "100.2 %" of the cpu time.  I quit the process, and a new one started up right away.  This solved the problem for a few days.


    Later, I spoke with Apple support, and reloading Safari was the suggested solution.  I've done this, but not yet had a lot of time to try it.  So far, it works well.

  • ~Bee Level 7 (31,425 points)



    That's right, it will build up again.  And then you clear it again.  The same for the History list.  I clear mine every day.  It's part of my shutting apps down at the end of the day.  Every browser that I know of, needs the cache cleared every so often.  It's really no big deal, IMHO.

  • neo-dimi Level 1 (0 points)

    thats non sense. month ago it was working just fine with any browser, this started to happen on my side since the last update...so its not a normal thing and its kinda a big deal if I need to clear cash every hour to be able to work normaly

  • James Cohen Level 1 (5 points)



    This has not been a problem for YEARS! Now all of a sudden there are problems? Every page is forcing redraws whenever I click between tabs or windows.


    This seems to be a Safari bug and your answer is not helpful nor informative.

  • hanz.h Level 1 (0 points)

    I don't see that being a solution. Not only has it worked fine in previous years, it's also that clearing the browsing history defeats the purpose of the browsing history and means a major inconvenience.

  • Saxman Level 2 (175 points)

    I'm having similar issues, sluggish, mouse and scroll bar not responding, etc. I clear cache & inactive memory often, same with history. However, I've been running into even more issues when I re-open Safari, and try to restore my previous session, by using the re-open all windows option: OVER HALF MY WINDOWS DISAPPEAR, or all that's left are the titles in the tabs!


    They also are no longer in my history, despite my having not deleted them, so ***????  

    To be using Macs for many, many years, and see the things that used to work much better, now all buggy & difficult to work with, is quite disappointing, frustrating, and aggravating....


    I sure shouldn't have to spend a lot of time reconstructing manually & laboriously, all the windows Safari didn't re-open. If I didn't have to keep closing & opening it just to drop it's memory usage down, this wouldn't even have to ba an issue.....smdh