Hi Michael ...
I see that you did the "reset" but have you emptied the cache?
If not, go to your Safari menu bar, click Safari > Empty Cache. Quit thren relaunch Safari to test.
If that doesn't help, try troubleshooting the Safari .plist (preferences)
Go to ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Safari.plist
Move the com.apple.Safari.plist file from the Preferences folder to the Desktop.
Relaunch Safari. If that helped, move the .plist file to the Trash. If not, move it back to the Preferences folder.
If that didn't help either, try troubleshooting third party plugins > Safari: Unsupported third-party add-ons may cause Safari to unexpectedly quit or have performance issues
If it's not third party plugins causing Safari to hang, try Safari in another user account. If you see the same problems there that can be an indication that the startup disk needs repairing.
Log back into your admin account. Launch Disk Utility located in /Applications/Utlities
Select the startup disk on the left then select the First Aid tab.
Click: Verify Disk (not Verify Disk Permissions)
If the startup disk needs repairing, follow the instructions for Using Disk Utility to verify or repair disks
And make sure there's enough free space on the startup disk. Right or control click the MacintoshHD icon. Click Get Info. In the Get Info window you will see Capacity and Available. Make sure there's a minimum of 15% free disk space.
Hi Carolyn... thanks for the help
When I reset Safari it does empty my cache.
I also ran ONYX which verified my disk, and everything is fine, and plenty of disk space.
but I looked into users/michel/library/cookies and removed the "cookies.plist" as suggested by another user... that seem to have done the trick for now... but for how long???!!
I just tried to remove the ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Safari.plist
and it has become verrrrrryyyyyy slooooowwwww!