Safari is quite slow when I open new tabs. I get a busy cursor, and I cannot interact with other tabs.
Is there any way to make it faster?
I have a 2010 MacBook Pro, MacOS 10.6.6, Safari 5.0.3.
Install clicktoflash or some other flash blocking thing.
Also disable java and other plugins. These are particularly useful for Safari 4.
Here are some good tips on reviews.cnet.com on speeding up Safari. Some of the tips are detailed below:
~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Safari.plistif you are experiencing slow launches, but note that you will lose some easily recoverable settings, such as whether or not tabbed browsing is enabled.
First thing to try is to clear the cache and history, and restart Safari (and even your MacBook).