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I keep getting this message while on my facebook page "This page was reloaded because it was using significant memory" What's causing this? Using Mac OS Sierra 10.13.1

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Dec 13, 2017 1:56 PM in response to lindafromniagara falls In response to lindafromniagara falls

Could be there are extensions or other items loading alongside

your facebook page that compete with limited resources in Mac.


What other extensions or add-ons does your Safari include that

may not be stock? Anything there, or competing with resources

in your MacBook/Air, could have secondary effects as you see.


{I seldom use Safari in my older Mac, which I prefer to use most

often (even now) is very outdated as it sees no security updates.

I use custom browser(s) with updates. And don't use Facebook.}


The Console utility (see 'Go' in Finder menu> utilities folder, then

launch Console from there) to see time/date logs exactly related

to those instances of Safari and Facebook use online.


Or choose to get & run Etrecheck to see what may be running

in your Mac's OS and what may be using the limited resources.

Using EtreCheck


about etrecheck

https://etrecheck.com/index


And I mean limited, because the small storage and often soldered

in RAM means you're running on a margin; that may be thin now.

Depending on the build model version Mac portable this may vary.


There also may be some kind of malware or other unwanted app

that was loaded in if you upgraded Flash from some popup.


Anyway, if the hard drive is getting full and your chip memory isn't

all that much, Virtual Memory and open applications may be in a

sort of competition for the active resources in the Mac.


Backup your Mac to at least two external drives/devices; one usually

is a wi-fi AirPort/Time Machine. The other may be a full backup such

as a clone utility could provide, this could also be used to start & run

your Mac. Good if the internal drive should fail. Requires preparation.


In any event...

Good luck & happy computing! 🙂

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Dec 12, 2017 2:54 PM in response to lindafromniagara falls In response to lindafromniagara falls

Depending on your browser in use, results on web pages may vary.


Of course without saying which one(s) you've tried, I may suggest

that you try another. Be wary of Chrome because of excess use of

limited system resources; over the top. A most recent Firefox is OK.


Without knowing more about what else is going on in your Mac,

there's not a holistic understanding of a probable cause to this.


An 'etrecheck report' posted into your reply thread, may be helpful

for other followers to see what may be related to your mac problem.


The Console utility logs - or log files from within System Report or

information (apple menu> about this mac> click box to read more)

may be able to show a source of probable symptom of this issue.


In any event...

Good luck & happy computing! 🙂

Dec 12, 2017 2:54 PM

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Dec 13, 2017 1:56 PM in response to lindafromniagara falls In response to lindafromniagara falls

Could be there are extensions or other items loading alongside

your facebook page that compete with limited resources in Mac.


What other extensions or add-ons does your Safari include that

may not be stock? Anything there, or competing with resources

in your MacBook/Air, could have secondary effects as you see.


{I seldom use Safari in my older Mac, which I prefer to use most

often (even now) is very outdated as it sees no security updates.

I use custom browser(s) with updates. And don't use Facebook.}


The Console utility (see 'Go' in Finder menu> utilities folder, then

launch Console from there) to see time/date logs exactly related

to those instances of Safari and Facebook use online.


Or choose to get & run Etrecheck to see what may be running

in your Mac's OS and what may be using the limited resources.

Using EtreCheck


about etrecheck

https://etrecheck.com/index


And I mean limited, because the small storage and often soldered

in RAM means you're running on a margin; that may be thin now.

Depending on the build model version Mac portable this may vary.


There also may be some kind of malware or other unwanted app

that was loaded in if you upgraded Flash from some popup.


Anyway, if the hard drive is getting full and your chip memory isn't

all that much, Virtual Memory and open applications may be in a

sort of competition for the active resources in the Mac.


Backup your Mac to at least two external drives/devices; one usually

is a wi-fi AirPort/Time Machine. The other may be a full backup such

as a clone utility could provide, this could also be used to start & run

your Mac. Good if the internal drive should fail. Requires preparation.


In any event...

Good luck & happy computing! 🙂

Dec 13, 2017 1:56 PM

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