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benwiggy 02-05-2013 07:11 AM

Trouble with Safari
I've had intermittent trouble with Safari since I got my new 2012 Mini.

Occasionally, when I click a bookmark or type a URL, I will get the "blue progress flash", which will complete, but the previous page will still be displayed. Refreshing the page will yield similar results, until it eventually decides to display the new page.
Sometimes, it will only render the page if I scroll slightly. However, if I move the cursor round the blank page, I can see URLs of links appearing in the Status bar, as I pass over them.

I've tried using the Disable cache setting in the Develop menu.

Any thoughts? Quitting and Relaunching often fixes it.

mnewman 02-08-2013 02:49 AM

Have you tried emptying the caches?

benwiggy 02-08-2013 03:10 AM

I had tried various ways to clear the cache, "Reset Safari.." command; "Empty Caches" in the Develop menu; Onyx.

But finally, I deleted the cache.db file in the Finder from ~/Library/Caches/

That seems to have improved matters.

mnewman 02-08-2013 03:21 AM

When I was having lots of trouble with Safari I would sometimes delete the cache files manually which also seemed to have fixed things for a while.

Now that I bumped my Mini (2009) to 8 GB RAM, I rarely have the old problems. However, I do notice that after a number of hours of browsing Safari will begin to consume large amounts of RAM. Quit and restart fixes that for a while.

benwiggy 02-08-2013 06:50 AM

I've got 16Gb* and I restart every morning, so I should be alright on that score. Safari could leak memory like a ... memory sieve, and I'd still be fine.

* 1 million times more memory than my first computer. Crazy times.

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