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Slow Safari?

Apple recently introduced Safari 3.2 via Mac OS X’s Software Update feature, somewhat surreptitiously adding a new anti-phishing feature in the process. The feature uses the same “Safe Browsing” Google technology as Firefox. Fortunately if—as I did—you find that it slows Safari down, then you can turn it off by visiting the Security tab of Safari’s preference pane and unchecking Warn when visiting a fraudulent website:

A picture of the Security tab of Safari's preference pane

MacWorld have the full skinny on how the feature works. Be safe out there!


There are 2 comments on this post. Comments are closed.

  • avatar James Katt
    01 December 2008 at 10:17

    Safari is also slowed down by RSS.

    Having numerous RSS links being updated in the background slows down Safari tremendously.

    I eliminated any RSS links and turned off RSS.

    I now use NetNewsWire as the RSS reader instead.

  • avatar John Topley
    01 December 2008 at 20:10

    Long time user of NewNewsWire here. There's no excuse now that it's free!

Be safe out there!


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