8 tips to Tune Up Safari browser performance

Safari is the default browser in Mac, and the most frequent application used by millions of users for browsing. Unfortunately, people do not consider tweaking Safari, which shows a noticeable degradation in its performance over time until they do not follow the steps to configure it. Following a few simple measures allows users to make their Browser stays running smoothly and contribute to Speeding up Mac. Below are 8 superb free tips that helps you tune up Safari performance. Or you can go Pro and free clean up Mac hard drive with Stellar Speedup Mac utility.

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1) Configure your Safari:

Let’s discuss some tips that can help you to increase the performance of your Safari browser. These tips will surely show you some improvement, but it definitely depends upon the version of Safari you are using currently. It is very important to optimize your Safari regularly for a fast and improved performance.

2) Empty Cache

Safari stores the load pages and images to reduce the time in local cache. However, the problem with this cache is, it grows very large, due to which the performance get slowed down, as it will start looking up cached page to determine whether to load pages from the cache or download a new version.

If you delete the cache it will start over fresh, which automatically reduces those lookup times. You must do it regularly as with time the cache starts expanding again and becomes too large for Safari to sort through efficiently.

The frequency of deleting cache depends on how often you use the Safari browser. In case you use it daily then it is recommended that delete the cache about once a week, or whenever you remember to do it, it could be less.

3) Remove Favicons

Favicons are the short name of favorite icons that Safari can display just next to the URLs you visited and bookmarked. Some users create favicons for particular sites. These Favicons provides a quick visual reference to the identity of a web site. Such favorite icons are permanently stored at their original web site, including all the other data of the web pages for that site. Safari also creates a local copy of a favicon, which increase with time and create further issues as it force Safari to sort through hordes of favicons.

4) Reset Safari

Apple provides quick ways to clear Safari data along with an empty cache, clear cookies, erase history and reset Autofill information. This will show you a sudden improvement in Safari performance. The only disadvantage of this process is that, from the next time you will have to re-enter each login information on sites which was previously stored in Safari cookies.

In order to Reset Safari, select Safari menu and go to ‘Reset Safari’. A window will show you complete process. Click OK button to continue.

5) Remove Preferences

Check your Safari preferences file, in case it becomes corrupt then it will surely show you glitches and problems while browsing. Due to this, it will show you time out issues and error messages or do not allow you to load certain web sites. If you delete these preference files, it may fix many issues like this, however removing the preferences file will lose your complete settings.

6) Disable Add-ons

Add-ons are very useful utilities, but at the same time they can be a reason of poor performance of Safari browser. Luckily, most of the Add-ones are equipped with the disable else remove these Add-ones from your Mac.

7) Configure Autofill

Over time, Safari remembers all the information we use while browsing, and with the increasing cache the AutoFill lists also grows in size. You can clean it up and remove data, which you do not require. To do this, choose Safari and go to Preferences, now choose the AutoFill pane. Once you are done with this process, check the list whether User Names And Passwords or Other Forms are selected. If yes, then click on the Edit button and go through the resulting list. Now, choose any items you do not need to recognize and click the Remove button.

8) Remove History

Safari remembers all the web sites & pages you visited recently. You can go to the History menu to evaluate list of webpages you browsed. It’s better to clear it, go to History and select Clear History.

These all are the Safari performance tips, which will keep your web browsing easier and make it fast with the speed of Internet connection. As the browsing speed is also dependent upon the web server of the web site you are visiting.

  1. Matthew D. Mikels August 17, 2016
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