2 Replies Latest reply: Sep 21, 2006 2:57 PM by ev-dude
ev-dude Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
Aloha 'Aina!

For a few months Safari has been using up ALL the CPU power after
running for a few hours.

Sometimes I get the rainbow circle for a few minutes.

And sometimes I need to Force Quit after an hour or more of rainbow circle.

What can I do to fix this?

Thanks so much!
Patrick

iMac G5 +, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • ~Bee Level 7 Level 7 (31,125 points)
    Patrick --
    Here's some basic things to start with:
    Do these & report back, OK ?

    1. Empty your cache & History settings via the Safari menu
    Restart. Any better?

    2. Trash your Icons Folder:
    HD>Users>Home>YourName>Library>Safari -->Icons
    Restart Safari and a new folder will be automatically regenerated.
    (This folder saves favicons of all the sites you visit. Needs cleaning periodically -- or you can change that file's preferences to "Read Only"
    rather than "Read & Write." This will keep it from growing in size.)
    Restart. Any better?

    3. Launch Font Book and check all fonts for duplicates. A duplicated font will have a bullet beside the font family and you can resolve duplicates by selecting the font and at the menu bar, go to Edit > Resolve Duplicates.
    Do this for each font with a bullet next to it.
    Restart.

    If you're still having problems:

    4. Shut down your computer . . . unplug the computer, modem, and router, if you have one. Let everything sit for 2-3 minutes. Plug everything back in, start up your modem & router, then restart your computer.

    5. Do you have internet apps SpeedDownload, iGetter, PithHelmet, Acid Search, Safari Enhancer ? Or Norton or Virex? Sometimes non-apple internet apps need updating or uninstalling. If you do, let us know which ones and which version, please.

    Hope this helps
  • ev-dude Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Patrick --
    Here's some basic things to start with:
    Do these & report back, OK ?

    1. Empty your cache & History settings via the Safari
    menu
    Restart. Any better?


    Nope.

    I've done that a few times, including using Cocktail and Onyx.


    2. Trash your Icons Folder:
    HD>Users>Home>YourName>Library>Safari -->Icons
    Restart Safari and a new folder will be automatically
    regenerated.
    (This folder saves favicons of all the sites you
    visit. Needs cleaning periodically -- or you can
    change that file's preferences to "Read Only"
    rather than "Read & Write." This will keep it from
    growing in size.)
    Restart. Any better?


    Nope ;(


    3. Launch Font Book and check all fonts for
    duplicates. A duplicated font will have a bullet
    beside the font family and you can resolve duplicates
    by selecting the font and at the menu bar, go to Edit
    Resolve Duplicates.

    Do this for each font with a bullet next to it.
    Restart.


    no duplicates - I guess, as it don't do nuthin.


    If you're still having problems:

    4. Shut down your computer . . . unplug the computer,
    modem, and router, if you have one. Let everything
    sit for 2-3 minutes. Plug everything back in, start
    up your modem & router, then restart your computer.


    Well, Safari runs "fine" on other computers...
    And FireFox runs fine on this one.


    5. Do you have internet apps SpeedDownload, iGetter,
    PithHelmet, Acid Search, Safari Enhancer ?


    Nope
    Or Norton


    Never since that drive killer problem a few years ago.

    or Virex? Sometimes non-apple internet apps need
    updating or uninstalling. If you do, let us know
    which ones and which version, please.


    I use MacUpdate to to updated...



    Hope this helps


    Well, even writing this reply I got the spinning rainbow.
    And general "wait til I feel like it" response ;(


    Help!!!!!1