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Temperamental safari performance !

by shafiqkhan31 / April 15, 2012 2:22 AM PDT

My Macbook , 2GHz Intel core 2 Duo, about 6 years old has been of great service to me, albeit with generous support from the Cnet forum moderator.
It has 2GB 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM memory and a 2GHz intel 2 DUO processor. The Safari version 4.1.3 (4533.19.4) and Camino .
It has developed an unfortunate fault of reluctant Safari performance.
When I open it first thing in the morning it works great. After a few moments it becomes difficult to move from one web page to another. Using the Hotmail, it would get stuck after the second W in the http://ww. It shows thus far highlighted but does not move any farther. It shows a similar result with my home page, although it will open it fine in the first place. It takes an enormous amount of time to open the hotmail inbox. It shows the page with clear number of emails but clicking to open the inbox takes more than a couple of minutes to show the drop-down manu.I have reset the browser and cleared the number of things to no avail. If I restart the computer it opens the home page but I got to wait for the hotmail to open. This is not consistent, at times it goes through with a hitch. Most times it is very obstinate, and makes you think of doing nasty things.There is an issue with many emails sending.
Please help.

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So this is happening on Hotmail?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 15, 2012 2:29 AM PDT

Let's see if I get the picture right. Microsoft's Hotmail site doesn't work well with Safari.

I can't see or think of any reason the company that runs that site would have a reason to make it cough on Safari. Can you?

Hmm, 7 years of problems with that site. It seems to me that folk would eventually learn to not go there?

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To help get it right
by shafiqkhan31 / April 15, 2012 9:57 PM PDT

Thank you Sir, it is good to find you in fine fettle.
The problem is perhaps less than seven days old and there is surely no intention of imputing any mala fide to any company.
The OS is 10.4.10 , if it is the last of 10.4.
I tried the suggested link but ,so far no joy. I shall try again and hopefully find a solution.
Grateful to you for help.

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I asked my Apple friend what they did for this issue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 16, 2012 12:40 AM PDT
In reply to: To help get it right

He gave me a bad answer then a better one. The better one was to use Firefox for that site. I think Chrome would be nice but your OS is one of the older ones that Chrome didn't support.

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No Joy
by shafiqkhan31 / April 17, 2012 8:36 PM PDT

Thank you for your help. I downloaded Firefox 11 , unfortunately it says it is not for AppleOS 10.4.11.
I have Camino from the same stable which works, but has started suffering from the same problem though not as much.
Would be grateful if some pointers were given to help me get Safari back to its normal health.

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You need the older firefox. Or that other firefox.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 18, 2012 1:26 AM PDT
In reply to: No Joy
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Grateful to you.
by shafiqkhan31 / April 21, 2012 10:57 PM PDT

Thank you for your help and great expertise. Always to the point and correct.

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