MacBook Pro :: Safari Cannot Open Message - Pages Loading Takes Long
Feb 24, 2010
I've had my macbook pro for about a month. Its everything you read about when you make the switch. Great build, screen, keyboard, stable, ease of use. Everything...except internet surfing. It's a big disappointment. I spend a lot of time waiting for pages to load..or getting the safari can't open message. (When I refresh this page I often will get the page to pop right up.)
I loaded a plug in recommended in the site "my first mac"...but no difference. I loaded firefox but get the same results. My 3 year old sempron dell inspiron and my wifes new Dell studio 17 both kick the macbook pro's butt in surfing so i don't believe its my home network. I have gone to the genius bar and they did some minor stuff but I have the same issues still.
Last week I downloaded the latest MAC OS and the latest Safari (beta) version as my Safari is extremely slow. Unfortunately this didn't solve the problem and it takes quite a long time to load pages from all sites that normally don't give any problems.
On my other computer (old Windows machine) this is working fine. This Windows computer as well as my MAC are connected via the same router to the internet, so that should not be the problem (I guess).
How can I find and solve the problem with the slow Safari?
I own a MacBook Pro (bought new in June-July 2009) and are having problems with my WiFi. I mostly use FireFox on both my mac and windows computer. I use a linksys router and have AT&T DSL. A lot of times web pages take really long times to load or do't even load at all. Web pages on my windows computer load almost fine.
I've got four computers (2 OSX, 2 XP)and an NAS networked and sharing internet via DSL from Verizon using their Actiontec GT704WG modem. All computers are connected via gigabit ethernet (NOT wireless, though the Actiontec wireless is used by some appliances in the house (Wii, iPhones, TiVo, Airport Express, occasional laptop). I am not using the router features of the Actiontec. I have 1 ethernet cable going from the Actiontec into a gigabit switch and the computers are connected to the switch. I can tell from the switch they are all networked at gigabit speeds (except for the Actiontec, of course).
File transfers and connections between my computers appears to be fine, but internet connections appear to get bogged down regularly. On all the computers, the biggest symptom I see is that pages will refuse to load or only load partially. Most of the time, if I reload the page, it will finally load, but sometimes it takes multiple tries before the page finally loads completely. The only way to fix the problem is to reset our internet connection. Sometimes just powering down the Actiontec for 15 seconds works. Most of the time, I have to power it down, and unplug it for 30 seconds. Sometimes I have to do this multiple times before everything is fixed and the computers can access internet again. I find I have to do this anywhere from twice a day to once every other day.
Safari takes AGES to load pages and play videos!!! It takes 40 seconds to load the page the first time Safari is open (quit and open Safari or open after Mac reboot or cold boot) and 20 seconds to reload pages afterwards. Frustrating!!!
Firefox takes about 2 seconds, Chrome takes one second and Opera is real time. Latest versions of all in Mac OS X 10.6.8.
Info:Mactel, Mac OS X (10.6.8), Booting from external FireWire disk
On two different computers, Safari will occassionally (although it's getting more frequent), not load a page. I'll click on a link or a bookmark, it will put the address in the toolbar and the progress bar goes across, but it will stay on the current page. I'll reload the page and get the same effect (correct address, progress bar goes across, previous page) The toolbar has the new address, but the page will be the old page.
Quiting Safari resets it and it automatically goes to the new page upon reopening. Is there a way to keep Safari from doing this?
Info: Macbook Pro 2.66, Mac OS X (10.6.4), iOS 4.0
I've had constant trouble with Safari 5.0 not wanting to load a page or constantly hanging with what appears to be one or two items left to load from the page. Often, I have to stop Safari and then reload the page to get it to work. I noticed quite a few other people having the same type problem on Apple's support forums. So far nobody seems to have an answer. Anybody have any ideas as to what's going on here?
I have a weird problem with Safari that has been bugging me. At seemingly random times it doesn't load a page. Usually it is the second page of a website I visit. This means that the homepage [URL] for example) loads fine. But when I click on a link on the page (to go to sports or politics), it starts loading and then does nothing. Like this:
The New York Times often doesn't load at all. I have no problems at all with some other sites, like wikipedia or Macrumors. Firefox and Camino do not have these problems.
The problem started when I was still running Tiger and Safari 2 on my MacBook. I since started using a MacBook Pro and moved all my data and settings with the Migration Assistant. The MacBook Pro runs Leopard, but Safari 3.0 has exactly the same problem as Safari 2 had on my Macbook. I tried the following:
- repair permissions
- removed all cookies and set my preferences to accept all cookies
- cleared cache
- manually removed the .plist-files for Safari from the Library
All to no avail. When I log in using the built-in Guest Account on my MacBook Pro, Safari runs fine.
My safari has stopped loading pages, happened 2 days ago. Firefox works fine but safari for some reason will not load pages.
My home page is topsites which comes up fine, but when i click on one of the topsite windows it begins to load and the status bar at the bottom reads, connecting "..." or loading"...". I'm also finding i cant upload videos to youtube or vimeo and my weather widget on dashboard also doesn't load quickly, im guessing its all related. I have seen the widget update but i have not seen a webpage load on safari as it was taking too long.
I cant get a hold of apple support they are closed.
Safari 4.0.4 on my Macbook Pro is incredibly slow. I type an address in the Safari bar, open Firefox, navigate to the same address, have it load, quit Firefox, and have Safari not even loading a little bit of the page yet. Most of the time it loads background colors (like the light gray at the top of this forum) but then slows to a crawl when trying to load the content.
I've tried reseting Safari, not having topsites as homepage, opening DNS, disabling IPv6, deleting a file in the pubsub folder and disabling the fraudulent site warning. All of these things were on the Apple's official discussion forums.
While these seemed to have helped a little, Safari 4 is still ridiculously slow compared to Firefox.
So it's only happened over the past month or so but Safari doesn't want to load some websites. The BBC iPlayer and macrumors funnily enough don't like to load at all and just freeze out and was wondering if there is any way to try and correct it if anyone has any idea what is going on because i am clueless!
Safari won't load certain web pages at all and some times it won't load any. I have run all the updates that I can and there was a notification that some malware called "flashback" had been removed. I was hoping this was the end of the problem but nothing changed after that. I had the idea to throw away the safari application all together and load a new one but I can't get to a page where I can download the version of safari I'm currently running (5.0.6).
I cant get some pages - mostly mlb website - to load properly in Safari. The main page of most sites (e.g., [URL]) will load fine, but then when I go to, say, the Schedule page, the content is WAY off the right side of the screen, and there is no scroll bar on the bottom to scroll over. If I then search for a word that I know is on the screen that I cant see (e.g., the), it will find the word and display the page, but still not centered and partly off the right side of the screen. I've searched here thoroughly, turned off pop up blockers, and tried everything, and no luck.
Information: G5 iMac Mac OS X (10.5.8) Safari 4.0.3 iMac 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 4 GB RAM
Has anyone else had an issue with Safari seeming to get "stuck" loading a particular element on a page? The progress info in the status bar always says "17 of 18" or "42-43". At first I thought it was GlimmerBlocker, but it seemed to reoccur without GlimmerBlocker. Refreshing the page always makes the site load properly, and I frankly have no idea what is going on.
I really like Safari, but the lack of proper extensions kills it. GlimmerBlocker puts a lot of that back, not only adblocking but things like easily searching wikipedia and so on. So I am loathe to blame GB for doing this. A few sites seem to do it on a fairly regular basis (Item 17 on CNN.com seems to be one of them), although it never happens when loading from the cache, nor is it guaranteed to happen.
My Safari and Chrome refuse to load https pages, as for example, on Apple servers as [URL]
If I try it using Camino or Firefox, it works, but Safari and Chrome (that is webkit (= safari) based don't.
If I just type [URL] on the URL box, Safari and Chrome tell me that the server cannot be reached. The problem is that this https page is used during checkout, so I am not able to finish any order. I have even tried firefox on Ubuntu, inside VirtualBox and it works on the same machine. The problem is just Safari/Chrome.
The problem is not just with Apple. The same problem occurs with some other stores and sites using https around the web.
I went to log my little sister on webkinz and it just stopped loading. It's worked for months in the past in both Safari & Firefox. Now all of a sudden it's just stopped loading. It tells me the page isn't found. I have tried google and clicking on the links that way and it still comes up with the page can't be found. My adobe flash player is updated to 10. something I'm running on Firefox 3.0 & the latest Safari. All other pages load with out any issues. It's just webkinz that doesn't work. I've also cleared my catche, cookies all of that. The only thing I haven't done is uninstall & reinstall it all.
My wife just got a new iMac and it's worked perfectly until today.Suddenly web pages aren't loading correctly. No images load--only text and links down the left-hand side.This happens in Safair, Firefox, Chrome.
Occassionally the web browsers on my system will hang (indefinetly) when trying to load pages, I am connected to the internet and this issue doesnt occurr on my PC so I am assuming the problem resides on my mac, screenshot attached,
Has anyone else noticed that Safari is painfully slow the last few weeks? Mostly the problems are with gmail and facebook, but all sites are slower than Firefox. With both gmail and facebook, I can login fine, but when I click on something (a mail message, a person, a picture), it times out.
I've tried resetting safari several times to no luck. Firefox works fine. I'm having the same issues on my mac mini as well as my MBP. Both have 4GB Ram.
Safari kept telling me I need to install a java runtime, so I finally let it, and now certain pages (like accuweather) take forever to load unless I turn off Java in preferences. The page background will appear but the "loading whatever # of #" hangs on the last number and just sits there until the page finally appears.
I have DSL and AirPort Extreme on Snow Leopard imac. Web pages on Sarfari have been loading very slowly lately. I have the Activity window open (Sarfari>Window>Activity) to show all the page items as they are loading. The web pages usually get hung up and not all page items load. I have to Stop and Reload, sometimes several times to get the web page to load completely. This is very frustrating as I've been re-checking AirPort, Browser, and Mail settings. The Mail application runs fine.
I've been having a problem with Safari for the past few months it frequently freezes when loading web pages, sometimes it will eventually load, other times it wont. the blue progress bar in the address bar stops on about 10% with a plain white page it doesn't happen all the time but disturbingly it happens on pages as simple as Google search, not just data heavy sites. other symptoms include having to click links several times to get them to respond and I get the you are not connected to the Internet page when I go to some sites only to try another page from my bookmarks and it will load perfectly.