I have hated Safari since Tiger. Granted, it was an improvement over IE for Mac but a sneeze or butterfly breeze can cause Safari to crash. Its slow response to ad servers is infuriating and, OMG! Heaven forbid a webpage like HuffPO, NYTimes or BusinessInsider has a flash ad in its header.
Initially I thought it was specific to my computer, my ISP, or my deodorant. However, I never seem to have the same issues with Firefox. Sometimes Firefox launches and loads a webpage while Safari is still displaying a blank page. (Quite a feat considering I setup Firefox for websbite development and has to load 10 different plugin, no caching ever, deletes its history and temp folder upon closing and is not allowed to store cookies at all.)
Can't blame permissions cause they get reset every night before I back up.
- First I tried various fixes found around the web:
- I have tried flushing the dns in terminal (command: dscacheutil -flushcache)
- I have tried clearing the cache, the history, etc every few days or so
- A few days of peace and quiet, and then another crash.
Upgrading to Snow Leopard have alleviated the frequency but its still stalls or freezes.
I have noticed that Safari seems to freak out at flash web ads and it is annoying. I am not too happy with Adobe (the whole Growl thing really pissed me off) but I am equally unhappy with Apple's petty anti-Flash campaign. This, plus their weird Hulu deal, makes the ipad the most coveted thing I will never buy.The idea that I have to launch Terminal and root around the underbelly of my Mac for that sake of a browser is just an insult.
Yeah, I'm venting. Sorry. If anyone can suggest a way to fix this, I would be grateful...