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Topic # 151033 11-Aug-2014 17:14
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I've posted about this before but the issue persists.

Often when opening a new link (say going from the front page to a story page on a news website) Safari just stops with the blue bar half way across. Sometimes if you come back later it has loaded and sometimes not. Ditto, sometimes if you refresh the page it loads second time, sometimes not.

Not all sites do it, and neither is it always the same site (although the NZ Herald site seems very prone).

It makes browsing very frustrating!

I have tried the common things such as restarting the VDSL modem (we are on VF naked), switching off plug-ins in Safari and even running Namebench to see if there were better DNS options.

Does anyone have any other ideas? I tried Chrome and that is sometimes better and sometimes the same, so it may in fact be a non-browser issue.





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  Reply # 1106621 11-Aug-2014 17:17
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I've noticed in the last week or so that safari will sometimes open a new tab from the GZ 'live' page and then just hang... though a refresh page ALWAYS resolved the page for me thereafter... (IOS7 - iPhone 4s)

dunno why, I just deal with it when it happens and move on myself...



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  Reply # 1106623 11-Aug-2014 17:21
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As an example. I clicked the link in the email that notified me of your reply.

I was able to open GZ in another tab and manually navigate to this page about 1 minute faster than the link opening!

My problem is primarily occurring on my iMac using Mavericks (latest release) - it does not seem to happen on my iPhone as much.





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  Reply # 1106638 11-Aug-2014 17:42
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I started having this issue with Safari on my iMac, tried all sorts of things but finally surrendered  I now use Chrome.




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  Reply # 1106653 11-Aug-2014 18:23
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Imho Safari = worst performing browser on OSX.

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  Reply # 1106676 11-Aug-2014 19:05
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All my iOS devices seem to have this issue. Related? I thought it was just me but the latest update seems to have mucked up connectivity. Chrome is marginally better.




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  Reply # 1106688 11-Aug-2014 19:40
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I've that issue as well previously on VF cable. try changing your dns (google dns) and that should fix it.
another option is to restart your machine in safe mode (this was a known issue with safari so slow to access sites and for some reason booting on safe mode then reboot resolves the issue.)

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  Reply # 1106696 11-Aug-2014 19:56
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FWIW - I have used Dolphin Browser on my iPad (and synced to my HTC One M7) for a couple of years. Works well - no issues - really like it.



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  Reply # 1106765 11-Aug-2014 22:04
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Chrizvi: I've that issue as well previously on VF cable. try changing your dns (google dns) and that should fix it.
another option is to restart your machine in safe mode (this was a known issue with safari so slow to access sites and for some reason booting on safe mode then reboot resolves the issue.)


Any DNS suggestions? I am using the two VF ones at the moment.

I'll try the safe mode idea too.







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  Reply # 1106768 11-Aug-2014 22:06
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scuwp: All my iOS devices seem to have this issue. Related? I thought it was just me but the latest update seems to have mucked up connectivity. Chrome is marginally better.


Yes it seems to be something that has become obvious in the last 6 months or so. Chrome is perhaps a bit better but not a whole lot. It's very frustrating: my internet connection speed has got much faster but the actual experience has got much slower!

It's similar to 4G on my iPhone: if I turn it on, the touch screen response becomes hopeless. Turn it off and it is straight back to normal!!





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  Reply # 1106771 11-Aug-2014 22:12
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Chrizvi: I've that issue as well previously on VF cable. try changing your dns (google dns) and that should fix it.
another option is to restart your machine in safe mode (this was a known issue with safari so slow to access sites and for some reason booting on safe mode then reboot resolves the issue.)


Any DNS suggestions? I am using the two VF ones at the moment.

I'll try the safe mode idea too.

Google Public DNS: 8.8.8.8 & 8.8.4.4.

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  Reply # 1106798 11-Aug-2014 22:51
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I've been using Safari as my primary browser for more than ten years and have not run into this. Are all of you using Vodafone (I'm not)?

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  Reply # 1106813 12-Aug-2014 00:20
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I get fairly regularly on my iPad mini. Often requires a refresh to get things moving along. When I was using chrome i would occasionally have it occur and a refresh fixed it as well.

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