2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 16, 2013 12:38 PM by Dan_kernel
robertcoogan Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

Since updating to Mountain Lion (and with it, Safari 6), Safari has been freezing upon launch repeatedly.  It only successfully launches about half of the time, and even then it takes about 15-20 seconds to load my homepage (cnn.com).  I have switched to OmniWeb, which cannot block ads like Safari (with AdBlock and GlimmerBlocker).  I did have one other problem before - Safari would freeze all the time, but when I uninstalled all extensions and then reinstalled them it raised the bar to that 50% success rate.

 

 

 

Aside from the obvious problems, when Apple got rid of the Activity window AND rss feeds, I really got peeved!  Bring those back, Apple!!!

 

 

PLEASE!!!!!


OS X Mountain Lion
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (95,950 points)

    Several things to try...

     

    From your Safari menu bar click Safari > Preferences then select the Security tab. Deselect:  Enable plug-Ins. Quit then relaunch Safari. If Safari doesn't freeze, then follow the instructiions for troubleshooting third party add ons here.

     

    If that didn't help, from the menu bar again, click Safari > Preferences then select the Privacy tab.

     

    Click Details then click:  Remove All Website Data

     

    If that didn't help, might be corrupted Safari preferences (.plist)

     

    Quit Safari.

     

    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, quit Safari then open the Finder. From the Finder menu bar click Go > Go to Folder

     

    Type this exactly as you see it here:     ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.Safari/Cache.db

     

    Click Go then move the Cache.db file to the Trash.

     

    Qui then relaunch Safari to test.

     

    If nothing above has helped, try Safari in another user account. Same problems there is an indication that the startup disk may need repairing. For that you need Mountain Lion Recovery.

     

     

    Aside from the obvious problems, when Apple got rid of the Activity window AND rss feeds, I really got peeved!  Bring those back, Apple!!!

     

    This is a user to user forum. In case you aren't aware, you are not communicating directly with Apple.

     

    However, you can submit feedback > Apple - Safari - Feedback

  • Dan_kernel Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Disable icloud sync in safari:

     

    Go to System preference > iCloud > uncheck Safari. Done! It worked perfectly for me!

     

    In the mean time I hope that apple will release a fix for this problem, or icloud sync in safari serves no purpose!