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I literally just purchased a new MacBook Pro 15-inch w TouchBar and Safari has been extremely laggy. The search bar is either blank or text shows up garbled. Tabs are extremely slow. HELP. I found these images on google and it's the exact problem but with no fix.


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Apr 19, 2018 7:11 PM in response to mgaiello In response to mgaiello

You are entitled to 90 day telephone support from Apple. Try contacting them.


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Safari/Preferences/Advanced - enable the Develop menu, then go there and Empty Caches. Quit/reopen Safari and test. Then try Safari/History/Show History and delete all history items. Quit/reopen Safari and test. You can also try try Safari/Clear History…. The down side is it clears all cookies. Doing this may cause some sites to no longer recognize your computer as one that has visited the web site. Go to Finder and select your user/home folder. With that Finder window as the front window, either select Finder/View/Show View options or go command - J. When the View options opens, check ’Show Library Folder’. That should make your user library folder visible in your user/home folder. Select Library/Caches/com.apple.Safari/Cache.db and move it to the trash.


Go to Safari Preferences/Extensions and turn all extensions off. Test. If okay, turn the extensions on one by one until you figure out what extension is causing the problem.


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