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Safari using all the resources!

276 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Sep 21, 2006 2:57 PM by ev-dude RSS
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Sep 19, 2006 3:54 PM
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!
iMac G5 +, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • ~Bee Level 7 Level 7 (30,580 points)
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    Sep 19, 2006 5:01 PM (in response to ev-dude)
    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.

    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
    iMac G4 17" FP, 1 GHz, 768 MB RAM, and Mac Mini upstairs, Mac OS X (10.4.7), Cable I'net; LaCie Ext. HD


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