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  • CarlaDJ Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Same problem, worse than ever.

    I have 8GB in a MacBook Pro and I can't wait everytime I want to type in my blog.

     

    I reset my PRAM and SMC and that helped a little. (http://gigaom.com/2011/07/26/when-to-reset-your-macs-pram-and-smc/) Also, I've used Memory Clean which had a lot of reviews on the App store. It helped move inactive memory to free memory but everything was moving at a snail's pace.

     

    I've started using Chrome until Apple fixes Safari. Working great so far. I can open Pages, Photoshop and Illustrator and it still works.

     

    Good luck.

  • Taser_This Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)

    The problem with these memory management utilities is that they slow down the computer while they are cleaning, and when Safari gets in a bad way, and they are set to clean automaticaly when free memory dips below a certain threshold, they are constantly running every xx minutes, and not a workable solution. 

  • ilgaar Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Me three. I'll miss Safari's features, the few useful extensions I added and all the little bits of preferences. It's frustrating but for now I see no option other than using either Opera or Google Chrome. I'm currently on Chrome and if it starts making problems I'll switch to Opera.

  • MnSteve2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am also on my way to Chrome. This doesn't happen often to me (Safari memory leak) but today it gobbled 4.4 GB and stole all the in-storage pages away from every other application so that even after getting the memory back everything else had to page itself back in.  I've been using Chrome for one particular application and will now switch over to it as my usual browser.  No excuse for this not being fixed in the amount of time it's been known.

     

    Of course, I may find some bug in Chrome that annoys me more than the Safari bug, at which point I'll pick the lesser of the evils.  That's how I got to Safari from Firefox a few months ago.  Every browser seems to have some issue that is put there specifically to annoy users.

  • KylieG_88 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Why does something like this happen on such an advanced os! I have a 2GB MacBook Air, and I am running memory clean. When I turn myMac on, the free memory is at over 1GB! Open Safari, and it quickly drops down and down until it is sitting in just double figures and I have to clean it. this happens with only 2 or 3 tabs open, simple ones such a facebook or google, and no other app! I like Safari, as I need java to use my online banking, and the only other java supporting browser for Mac (another problem) is Firefox, which, personally, I dispise! Please apple, fix the fact that safari chews memory like no other!

  • thomas_r. Level 7 Level 7 (30,415 points)

    I need java to use my online banking

     

    Not only might Java be part of your problem, but using Java for online banking is like trying to keep your money safe by keeping it in a paper bag on the front lawn. Java is, and has been for some time, highly vulnerable to attacks by malware. It has been the single biggest source of Mac malware in 2012 and 2013. Java has currently had a known vulnerability for 50 days, without any fix available. If your bank only offers online banking through a Java-based web app, you need to find a bank that actually knows something about security ASAP!

     

    For more information, see:

     

    Java is vulnerable… Again?!

    http://java-0day.com

  • G Robert Lewis Level 2 Level 2 (225 points)

    Maybe there's hope with yesterday's announcements of Safari and general memory management improvements in the upcoming Mavericks OS. Most of the "improvements" to Safari announced prior to this have either not helped or have actually made it worse in my experience.

     

    Of course, the question is, will our older computers be able to run Mavericks.

  • KylieG_88 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hmmm, I'm not changing banks. I, and everyone else in my family, have used it for years, as well as the online banking, without problem, and it is a good bank. It works perfectly on a PC! I do only activate my java when I use it as I usually use their mobile app, but still. It doesn't help the whole Safari eating memory thing

     

    I saw that about the improvements to new OSx ans iOS, so hopefully that helps. I didn't update from OSx Lion though, but hopefully my Mac will support Mavericks.

  • tjhorton Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Have you checked the process virtual memory, in ActivityMonitor?   Sort "all processes" by virtual memory and watch the top 2 or 3 entries.

     

    I've been seeing a problem with the virtual memory of "Safari Web Content" and "WindowServer" process whenever I run Safari.  In Activity Monitor I can see the VMem for these processes rises several hundred MB, then several GB, then shows "16.0 EB" before falling back to a couple hundred MB, all in a few tens of seconds.  WindowServer runs all the time, but only does this Safari runs.

     

    I know that virtual memory is not real on the disk, but the OS needs to make room in memory, and if the allocation goes through the roof and I see it recovering, something is sick down below.

  • KylieG_88 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)


    tjhorton wrote:

     

    Have you checked the process virtual memory, in ActivityMonitor?   Sort "all processes" by virtual memory and watch the top 2 or 3 entries.

     

    I've been seeing a problem with the virtual memory of "Safari Web Content" and "WindowServer" process whenever I run Safari.  In Activity Monitor I can see the VMem for these processes rises several hundred MB, then several GB, then shows "16.0 EB" before falling back to a couple hundred MB, all in a few tens of seconds.  WindowServer runs all the time, but only does this Safari runs.

     

    Yes. I have checked and I notice the same. "Safari Web Content"is running way up in the 100s. Right now,I have this discussion open along with one other tab which only has text, and no other app, and I only have 37.6MB of free memory! Really annoying

  • tjhorton Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    > I notice the same

     

    Did you see exactly what I described, VMem spiking into the GB over the course of 10 or 20 seconds, then suddenly returning to low 100MB range?  I see this when Safari is running with JavaScript enabled.

  • JazzNMacs Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi there,

     

    I've had the same problem with Safari Web Content being a memory hog as noticed by the Activity Monitor app. Regardless of memory leaking extensions (there have been several) the problem does seem to be with Safari and the quickest fix/turnaround below is easy, albeit a temporary bandaid-like measure.

     

    I love macs. I have used them since the SE-30 days and will always use them, even if they are sometimes quirky – Apple (or the huge developer community) will ultimately get around to fixing it. Be patient.

     

    Personally, I recommend using Free Memory App (or some other memory monitoring app) to let you know how much ram you have available. I use 12 gb ram on an iMac and I love keeping tons of windows and tabs open except with memory leaks things get into trouble after a day or so.

     

    Also, I have noticed that if you keep a tab/window of Video file(s) such as Youtube OR if you tend to keep facebook open, because people are always updating Facebook and you are getting their updates in your newsfeed, then those can be one of the biggest memory problems for Safari. See my fix below.

     

    Here is my 'quick fix' that I suggest you try:

    1. Open AppleScript Editor (found in /Applications/Utilities/AppleScript Editor.app)
    2. Copy and Paste in the simple applescript below I came up with. (I am not an applescript developer or expert - there may be others who know of cleaner, simpler or faster code - but the AppleScript below works as described on Snow Leopard, Lion and Mountain Lion without the need for modifications.) :-)
    3. Compile and;
    4. 'Save as an Application' [I called mine, Quit and Relaunch Safari] to your /Applications folder and move the new application icon to your dock, next to your Safari icon.
    5. When Safari gets slow or bloated or if your memory gets too low, cick your new AppleScript App and it will close all open windows/tabs and reopen them automagically.

     

    My Memory Reclaiming - Quit and Relaunch Safari Applescript

     

     

    activate application "Safari"

    tell application "System Events" to set theApp to the name of the first process whose frontmost is true

    tell application theApp

    quit

              set isRunning to true

              repeat while (isRunning)

      delay 1

                        tell application "System Events"

                                  set isRunning to ((name of processes) contains theApp)

                        end tell

              end repeat

              do shell script "open -a " & quoted form of theApp

    end tell

  • Saxman Level 2 Level 2 (175 points)

    You don't need to jump through all those extra hoops JazzNMacs,,,,,  just open Activity Monitor & force quit Safari Web Content, and it will do the exact same thing, close & re-open all windows and tabs, in fact, it will do it automatically at times, when it gets so big things slow down...

  • david koff Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    gang,

     

    check out earlier in the thread: https://discussions.apple.com/message/21377460#21377460

     

    you've got two options to fix this issue:

    1) turn OFF java in safari's preferences (javascript you can leave on)

    2) upgrade to 10.8.x as this problem doesn't exist in the newest OS

     

    i don't recommend that you play around with programs that purge memory and the like. fix the problem at it's core: java, safari and the OS.

     

    d

  • Kvasimongo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Upgrade to 10.8 my a**!

     

    Running MBP with 8gb ram, OS X 10.8.4, Safari 6.0.5

     

    Same issues, yes Sir!

     

    At the momenht, Safari is using abour 10-60% cpu and 3,4gb ram. I restarted safari about 20 minutes ago...

    I really dont want to go back to Chrome :/

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