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Old 08-01-2012, 12:03 AM   #1
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Safari 6

I installed Safari 6 while still on Lion. My previous woes continued.

I installed Mountain Lion.

The problems are gone. No more endless SPOD, no more blank tabs, no more "web pages aren't responding".

It all, for the time being, seems to be good again.
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Old 08-01-2012, 12:42 AM   #2
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You were due after all you experienced. I hope the stability lasts.
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:05 AM   #3
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I also installed Safari 6 in Lion and have no immediate intention of installing Mountain Lion but I'm experiencing endless freezes and crashes if I install the extensions I use routinely like 1Password, Readability, Glims, and Do Not Track Plus. Is there a way to get back to Safari 5+? All those things worked nicely in the previous version. Chrome causes a nightmare in Little Snitch with tens of permissions required to view anything.
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:34 AM   #4
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I reverted using a system clone. I'd think the key to simplifying the process is knowing what file is being used for the version check. I didn't feel like trying to determine what that was. See Comment #26 in this other thread:

http://hintsforums.macworld.com/showthread.php?t=155908
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Old 08-01-2012, 12:27 PM   #5
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Got 6 running again by uninstalling all of its plugins and then reinstalling them one at a time. Then in the Safari Preferences under Extension you can enable and disable them. Turned out one called "ClickToPlugin" seemed to be the problem so I disabled it. So far so good.
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:54 PM   #6
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Safari 6 in Mountain Lion is still running great for me. (Believe me, it's like night and day compared with any Safari on Lion.)

It seems to me that with Safari on Lion there would be a separate WebProcess running for each open tab or separate window. I have top running now, sorted on %CPU and listing the top 55 processes. I see only one WebProcess even though I've got half a dozen tabs open.

I have the following Extensions enabled:
  • Instapaperit
  • ClickToFlash
  • 1Password
  • ClickToPlugin
  • Media Center
  • Readability
  • Evernote Web Clipper
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Old 08-02-2012, 04:14 AM   #7
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Two major failures with Safari today:
  1. A WebProcess crash while looking at a Google+ page with over 100 photos on it.
  2. Inability to book a room with Agoda. After I'd entered payment detail, the "Continue" button did nothing. Switched to Chrome and booked the room without a hitch.
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Old 08-02-2012, 08:44 AM   #8
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It seems to me that with Safari on Lion there would be a separate WebProcess running for each open tab or separate window. I have top running now, sorted on %CPU and listing the top 55 processes. I see only one WebProcess even though I've got half a dozen tabs open.

Safari has only ever used one Web Process. It's Chrome that uses one per tab.
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Old 08-02-2012, 08:55 AM   #9
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I've installed Safari 6 on my 2006 iMac, still running Lion. It's noticeably much faster at loading and rendering the pages. I haven't run into any problems so far.
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Old 08-02-2012, 08:58 AM   #10
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I've upgraded to 6 but still in Lion. I'm now getting quite a few "web pages aren't responding" messages, that I've never had before. Reading this thread makes me rather suspicious of the upgrade. I'm biding my time to do the Mountain Lion upgrade ...
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