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  • 15. Re: safari on mountain lion is slow
    juanideas Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    i have problem with mail too. suddenly becomes slow write or e-mails

    Mac brains, upload and update for safari, is a disaster what you have done, steve jobs must come from anger ... I hear the thunder of rage caused by steve job

  • 16. Re: safari on mountain lion is slow
    8KevG8 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I agree!!
    Safari has become annoyingly slow at times.. I have notice that if I quit it and restart it again it seems to work fine for a while.. but when it does slow down.. whole computer slows down and its really annoying..
    this needs to be fixed soon

  • 17. Re: safari on mountain lion is slow
    media_lush Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

    This is a copy of what I sent to Safari Feedback:

     

    Here are some relevant quotes (written by me)  from posts related to the subject.

     

     

    FAVICONS

    "I swear this update of Safari has to be the worst one ever!!!!

     

    *** were they thinking by getting rid of favicons....when you look at a web-page with loads of tabs open on a 27" imac it's impossible to differentiate which tab is which without pressing your nose against the screen.... who's bright idea at Apple's was that.... some hipster dude who thinks 'grey' looks cool? I can imagine the problem might be worse on a Retina laptop.  Also the difference in grey variance between an active tab and the others is practicaly non-existent so, yet again, you have to squint to see which one is open."

     

     

    SLOWNESS

    "I have to say that Safari 6 is useless at handling multiple tabs.... it just grinds to a standstill! What I would do in the older version was that when things started to slow down (I had 3 windows with about 25 tabs open in each.) I would just force quit 'Safari Web Content' from the Activity Monitor (it would be around 1.8GB at the most) and whilst the windows and Safari would stay open all the tabs stopped loading/refreshing and any subsequent tab I went to would load really fast and scrolling would be smooth again.

     

    With Safari 6 if I just opened one of my pages with tabs the Safari Web Content would hit 2GB really quickly and scrolling would practically stop working. A second window would take it to 2.7GB and Safari would grind to halt everywhere..... this time if I force quit  'Safari Web Content' all the windows would close and when I reopened they would all open in tabs again but ony the first few tabs would work okay before everything grinds to a halt again."

     

     

    SCROLLING

    "Also some other have mentioned scrolling seems to just stop working on some pages with huge bits of white space.... I can confirm the same for me."

     

     

    I've been using macs since the Classic and have been a champion of them for decades. Lately I have been extremely disappointed with what you've done to probably the most important single piece of software anyone uses.... the browser. This update of Safari has to be the worst one ever, even worse than the last one which had numerous bugs from day one.

     

     

    I cannot understand how the richest tech company in the world has managed to introduce such rubbish updates twice in a row.... don't the beta testers test it on more than 2 open tabs?  And whoever decided getting rid of Favicons was a good idea should be removed from all future design decisions.... I mean think about it, how on earth does that make Safari better?

     

     

    I know this is quite strongly worded but as a user who's probably spent the best part of 6 figures on macs over the years I feel I have the right.

     

     

    I'm sure the favicon fix is pretty easy and think it would be great if you could put that out straight away rather than waiting for the slowness problem fix, too which I'm guessing would take considerably longer.

     

     

    On a slight note [which doesn't bode that well] your Safari feedback page hasn't even updated it's "Which operating system are you running?" button to include OS 10.8 so I've put the latest version 10.7.x.... but this Safari 6 was on 10.8.

  • 18. Re: safari on mountain lion is slow
    mistermaykul Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have to say that Safari 6 is useless at handling multiple tabs.... it just grinds to a standstill! What I would do in the older version was that when things started to slow down (I had 3 windows with about 25 tabs open in each.) I would just force quit 'Safari Web Content' from the Activity Monitor (it would be around 1.8GB at the most) and whilst the windows and Safari would stay open all the tabs stopped loading/refreshing andany subsequent tab I went to would load really fast and scrolling would be smooth again.

     

    With Safari 6 if I just opened one of my pages with tabs the Safari Web Content would hit 2GB really quickly and scrolling would practically stop working. A second window would take it to 2.7GB and Safari would grind to halt everywhere..... this time if I force quit  'Safari Web Content' all the windows would close and when I reopened they would all open in tabs again but ony the first few tabs would work okay before everything grinds to a halt again.

     

     

    I am using a new model (2012) MacBook Air with 4GB Ram and have not yet updated to Mountain Lion so I am still usig Safari 5.1 - I just opened three windows and about 15 tabs, at least two with flash videos playing, and the Safari web content did not go above 600MB. I actually purchased Mountain Lion but paused the download when I Started reading reviews in the app store about it being slow, some of that seems to be with older machines that have an older processor and therefore aren't opening apps as quickly. I am not going to download ML until I know this Safari thing is resolved though becuase a lot of people are having this problem and I need my computer to act fast.

     

    I have read a few places that people who were having lag issues were able to resolve it by resetting their PRAM/NVRAM. One place I read that was in this article - and this page will tell you how to do it. Maybe try that and let us know how it goes.

  • 19. Re: safari on mountain lion is slow
    media_lush Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

    rebuilt permissions, zapped the pram.... nothing.... Safari just turns to glue after a few minutes of use if you have a few tabs open

  • 20. Re: safari on mountain lion is slow
    Merlin2008 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Did you check any third party add-ins? I disabled Kapersky anti-virus and the problem went away. Really fast now.

     

    I'll wait for an update from them before enabling.

     

    Also, my system was just overall "slow" within a few days of updating to ML.

     

    I did a "safe boot" and restarted and everything but safari was lightening quick again.

     

    Everything is fast now , better than Lion, at least that's my impression..

  • 21. Re: safari on mountain lion is slow
    juanideas Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    i found the solution!!

     

    update all the apps from app store, (iphoto, iwork, aperture, all ..) and clear from the preference system icloud all options, and then on again .. started to update, after a while a large horn rang the ma trailed off and it started ok. excuse my English!

  • 22. Re: safari on mountain lion is slow
    Sascha H-K Level 2 Level 2 (330 points)

    greatest crap since ever !

     

    take ff15.0beta, this works like a rocket with 10.8

  • 23. Re: safari on mountain lion is slow
    mrsjanc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I see i'm not the only one with this problem...wish i'd known before installing on both my imac and macbook air, both only 1 year old and ran perfectly with lion...safari is a night mare right now but the whole system just seems so slugish...can i go back to lion please!...or at least getting some idea of when there will be a fix for this would be good!

     

    Photographer that needs some speed...can't get anything done like this, everything takes for ever or just hangs there doing nothing...sort it out apple!

  • 24. Re: safari on mountain lion is slow
    DOJORODA Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It just *****, not intuitive, not mac-like, it stinks. Back to Firefox.

  • 25. Re: safari on mountain lion is slow
    billdd Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Firefox is running just as badly as Safari for me.  Only thing I've found that to work well is Chrome.  I hope they fix this soon.

  • 26. Re: safari on mountain lion is slow
    media_lush Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

    (I THINK THIS IS WHY)

     

    this is the worst update in the history of Safari in my opinion.... from reading around the various mac sites over the years it looks like the iOS team pinched (AND KEPT) the top software engineers from all divisions and pretty much left the 'B' team in place for Safari....... and boy, does it show!

  • 27. Re: safari on mountain lion is slow
    Evilcubed Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I just recently upgraded my 2010 MBP to mountian lion. Everything is faster than Lion exept safari, or any other brower. Sometimes the brower runs smoothly for about 1 min or so, then it lagggs heavily, sometime takes me 15 seconds to load this apple webpage, and ive tried clearing the PRAM, and resetting safari. Not sure if i should go back to Lion or wait for update. Btw i tested using speed test.net and got 13.6mbps on dl and 0.25mbps on upload lol

  • 28. Re: safari on mountain lion is slow
    creen33 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I upgraded my by 2011 MacBook Pro to Mountain Lion and now Safari hangs when loading pages.  When it does load - it's slower.  The odd part is I purchased two MacBook Airs for my daughters over the weekend and they are are having the same issue brand new out of the box (with Lion upgrades) which leads me to think it is has to do with wi-fi connectivity.  I'm screaming "Bad-Apple"

  • 29. Re: safari on mountain lion is slow
    richardinatlanta Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    OMG Version 6.0 (8536.25) Safari is awful..... I had to go to firefox cause of the wait period of each tab on Safari was into minutes.... not seconds like it was before the upgrade to Mountain Lion....

     

    They need a fix fast.....