Does OT choke Safari for you too?

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Raddiux, Jun 28, 2004.

  1. Raddiux

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    While Safari is a decent browser, i've noticed that it slows down to a crawl when browsing OT, especially when there are a lot of little animated gif's being displayed at once (like when posting a thread). Its so slow that scrolling up/down becomes choppy and makes it difficult to read. I'm running a 1.4GHz G4, and I find this to be unacceptable, considering my friends 500Mhz Celeron has never slowed down browsing anything on the web.

    Do any of you other guys have this problem too?
     
  2. maczter

    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    Yeah. Safari chokes on the animated gif orgies for me too.

    Mozilla, interesting enough, does not.
     
  3. dmora

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    yup. I escalated it to Apple numerous times, but its not going to get fixed any time soon id bet.
     
  4. acabrera

    acabrera Rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.

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    maybe in Safari v.2 :dunno:

    I know Hyatt has been busting his ass on the rendering engine because he's barely had time to post on his Surfin' Safari blog since the last release.

    In for CSS 3 implementation
     
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    Glad I'm not the only one. :bigthumb:
     
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    IcyHot4Life Str8 Ballin'

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    yup, animated gifs kill it for me too... it's funny watching a page full of :rofl:s drive the CPU load on a dual 1.8GHz G5 to 100%... at this point the rofl guys turn over at a rate of 1 per second :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

    it has to do with the way that images are treated by the browser, for some reason the same image called multiple times is treated as its own object or something, even though the path to the image is the same. Go figure why it was implemented that way. At least they brought tooltip-style contextual dialogs into Safari recently, remember when thread preview used to show up in the status bar? :greddy:
     
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    IcyHot4Life Str8 Ballin'

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    oh, and lemme be the first to say that private browsing in Safari (previewed @ WWDC) is going to kick ass :bigthumb:













    for browsing porn at home:o


    edit: the silver tag is useless when you're browsing in teh darkness mode :embd:
     
  8. maczter

    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    private browsing? que?
     
  9. acabrera

    acabrera Rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.

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    it doesn't keep a history or cookies of that browsing session
     
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    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    gotcha. that's pretty kewl, i guess.
     
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    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    So if that feature was mentioned in the keynote (haven't watched it yet), how was it sold?
     
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    IcyHot4Life Str8 Ballin'

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    They sold it by showing you how you could browse your finances online at a public terminal, shop for christmas presents on the family computer, etc. It's a good idea with many uses ;)

    I didn't see the keynote, but I'm sure it's in there. Apple has actually done a spiffy job of laying out their new features for Tiger on their website, I read it there.

    Arstechnica.com also had a nice rundown of the keynote, as did AppleInsider. Anyone read powerpage.org anymore? I gave up on that guy a long time ago... that site used to be the shit (1997-2000 era) but now it's just shit. :o
     
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    my safari doesnt slow down much it seems to work well even with lots of animated Gif's on the page. and i only have a powermac G3 350.
     
  15. maczter

    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    Intersting. What OS and Safari versions are you running?
     
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    I recently upgraded to 1.3 developer beta and things seem better.:) Hopefully with Tiger and 2.0 things will be perfect.:x: I love Safari and know it is only going to get better. If anyone is interested and has a place to host I will be happy to supply 1.3.
     
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    i am running os 10.2.8(skipped panther lol) and safari 1.
     

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