Speeding up Safari

I recently got sick of the Safari spinning ball, and decided to conduct some research to speed up my favorite web browser. After reading numerous posts on the Apple discussion board, I made the following changes to significantly boost page rendering time:

1. Add Mike’s Ad Blocking Hosts file to /etc/hosts and restart lookupd

2. Purge the Safari cache from Safari -> Clear Cache

3. Remove old RSS articles by clicking Preferences -> RSS -> Remove Now

Once these three actions were complete, Safari was back to post install speeds! Nice!

4 thoughts on “Speeding up Safari”

  1. Uh, yeah, except after you’ve done that, it resets the “new” counts for all that you’ve bookmarked. Thanks for ruining all my feeds! :)

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