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A graphical Safari glitch, and a Safari RAM problem
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Apr 21, 2004, 11:23 AM
I'm having two strange problems in Safari. One that I get mostly on a PHP-based message board I use, where I click on a button to see the first unread message in that thread. It opens the page at the top, and when it has fully loaded, jumps to the correct place. The scroll bar in Safari shows two blue bits, one where it loaded to start with, and then the correct one lower down. If I drag the "real" one over the "ghost", the "ghost" disappears. The old "ghost"ed one isn't in anyway functional, you can just see it. I have a screen shot, which can be seen here:


I have seen this on other pages, but it happens mostly on this message board (although I use it more than any other). This isn't a major annoyance, but I was wondering if anybody else had experienced the same problem?

The other problem I have, is that after Safari has been running for a while (like more than a day without being restarted), it starts to consume silly amounts of RAM, I have an activity monitor screen shot here:


I don't understand why Safari would need this much RAM. I'm running on a Rev B 12" powerbook with 512Mb RAM, which probably doesn't help matters (more RAM would help), but it still seems to be a lot of RAM for Safari to use. It also seems strange that this only happens after it's been running for a while. Does anyone have any suggestions of how I might be able to resolve this, or has anyone else experienced it?
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