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Slow Browsing in 10.5
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Nov 28, 2007, 08:42 AM
 
Is anyone else having browsing issues in 10.5? It seems as if my browsing has been noticeably slower since I did an archive and install.
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Nov 28, 2007, 10:39 AM
 
i'd have to say, on my g4 powerbook, that browsing in safari is slower here as well (and i wiped my drive and started 10.5 clean)...
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Nov 28, 2007, 11:27 AM
 
Seems fast on my MacPro. Have you tried any benchmarks to verify this speed loss?
     
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Nov 28, 2007, 01:04 PM
 
Originally Posted by cgc View Post
Seems fast on my MacPro. Have you tried any benchmarks to verify this speed loss?
No benchmarks, just sometimes when I go to a website that should have plenty of bandwidth it will just sit there for 3 - 4 seconds before even starting to show the page.

I read somewhere that 10.5 may have problems resolving DNS addresses.

Hopefully this, and the keyboard/mouse issue will be fixed very soon in an update.
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Nov 28, 2007, 01:05 PM
 
Here is a thread at DSLReports articulating the same problem:
[OS X] MacOS 10.5 Leopard DNS Issues - dslreports.com
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Nov 28, 2007, 03:52 PM
 
Solution offered there is pretty good, and it should be fixed pretty soon too.

Also, everyone should use OpenDNS | Providing A Safer And Faster Internet.
     
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Nov 28, 2007, 04:59 PM
 
+1 for OpenDNS
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Nov 28, 2007, 05:43 PM
 
I put in the OpenDNS numbers, I'll see how it works.

Right now browsing is very speedy.
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Dec 2, 2007, 08:15 AM
 
EDIT 2: It appears that the problem below is tied to something other than OpenDNS, as people explain later in the thread. Sorry for blaming you, OpenDNS

EDIT: It just redirected me from the website I wanted to visit to their free malware download website and threw a nasty popup in front of Safari. Furthermore, all of the tabs in the other Safari windows are grayed out and useless and the tabs in the window I was surfing in are graphically glitched. Safari is now basically hosed and I have to restart it. Thank god for Saft. I'll be taking those numbers out of my DNS fields because that was complete and utter BS that they just pulled.

Initial experience:
I've been having the same slow Safari browsing problems as others with 10.5(.1). After a half hour of using Open DNS I've noticed two perks:

1.) faster website loading times without the weird lag
2.) if they don't load right away (rare) they auto-refresh until they do load instead of just hanging indefinitely like it was doing before.
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Dec 2, 2007, 08:52 AM
 
That redirect was NOT the site you were trying to visit, nor Open DNS, nor anything but a stupid ad. The person who came up with this deserves a special hell...

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Dec 2, 2007, 11:46 PM
 
I had this ad show up too. How can that happen out of the blue? Shortly afterwards, Safari quit unexpectedly.

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Dec 3, 2007, 02:04 AM
 
Originally Posted by ghporter View Post
That redirect was NOT the site you were trying to visit, nor Open DNS, nor anything but a stupid ad. The person who came up with this deserves a special hell...
Are you saying you don't think Open DNS is responsible? I strongly suspect that they, or someone tied to their services, are responsible since I've never seen anything like it before Open DNS or since ceasing to use it.
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Dec 3, 2007, 02:39 AM
 
It is NOT OpenDNS that is responsible. I am not using OpenDNS, but got that ad this morning. OpenDNS is a serious company, they would not be that stupid.
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Dec 3, 2007, 01:53 PM
 
I have noticed pop-ups that I never noticed before putting in the OpenDNS numbers. Could they be related or am I just maybe noticing it now all of a sudden?
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Dec 3, 2007, 02:31 PM
 
No, it's just stupid ads through MacNN, not OpenDNS.
     
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Dec 3, 2007, 02:45 PM
 
Originally Posted by Thinine View Post
No, it's just stupid ads through MacNN, not OpenDNS.
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