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PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 4:47 am    Post subject: Safari's being a PITA Reply with quote

Here's the sequence:
  • I click the 'Safari' icon on the dock
  • Safari appears, showing my preferred homepage (Google.co.uk)
  • I type a search term into Google
  • I get a page of results
  • I click on one of the results
Then it begins: "tickety-tickety-tickety-tickety-tickety-whirrrrrrr-tickety-tickety-tickety..." -- 5, 10 sometimes 15 seconds of frantic HDD activity complete with spinning beach ball before Safari even thinks about bringing up the page I want to see. I know my broadband connection's crap and I'm still using Safari 4.0.5, but that still doesn't explain the delay.

I put up with it for a couple of weeks, and then I had enough. Last time I had problems with Safari, I switched to Camino and stuck with it for months. This time, I've switched to Chrome -- and I rather like its speed and simplicity.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 4:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm finding Safari isn't performing too well for me either these days. On most sites its fine, but mine grinds to a crawl if the page has any flash content on it. It never used to be like this until Steve Jobs decided Flash was no good.

I'm not blaming Flash either, I really think Apple have done something to the OS / Safari to make Flash look bad and somehow back up Steve Jobs thoughts on Flash Sad
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 5:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know what you mean, Cypher. Flash isn't a non-proprietary standard in the way that HTML is, but nonetheless, it's still considered a standard after the number of years that it's been around.

The only people who get burned when a giant computer company says "We're walking away from Flash and we're taking our customers with us" are the customers themselves.

If Apple are SO determined to kill Flash, then why haven't I seen the Apple equivalent of an "Adobe Flash Professional" authoring app for an alternative technology, like HTML5? That would be a more constructive and less negative move than just mud slinging.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm finding since Safari 5 came out it is usable again to me. For the last 2 years I was a devout Firefox user, but this version seems zippier and snappier to me. With the advent of Safari making it easier for plugins to block adds and monitor cookies I'm even more of a fan.

As far as Flash, I would agree it's a PITA now. I was having horrible problems with a few sites. Looked at the Adobe site and they suggested repairing permissions, did that yesterday and now everything is running swimmingly.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I installed Click2Flash so I don't really notice the slow downs as the flash content rarely loads now, but I'll try the permissions anyway, as occasionally I do want the flash to display such as on the BCC News site.
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