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If Safari refuses to launch, you may want to download a different browser, such as Firefox or Chrome. Once you successfully connect to the Internet using one of these browsers, you may find that you no longer need to use Safari.

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Thank you for contacting Fixya Support, I am glad to assist.


Depending on your web browser, you first should clear the Cache of the select web browser and then reset the browser.

I would also recommend you try this simple procedure I am providing you from MacOSX.com forum regarding the inability to launch or load Facebook:
Link: Cannot Load Facebook on my Mac


In regards to video suggest you try, depending on the web browser you have (Safari or Firefox) is to check the Add-ons of that browser, for any updated plug-ins for viewing Youtube videos.

If you are accustomed to using just one browser, experiment with different browsers.

The most commonly used web browsers for Mac OS X are:

* Safari (Built-in web browser from Apple direct)

* Firefox (Developed by Mozilla)

* Camino (Developed by Mozilla)

* Opera (Developed by Opera Software)

For your current web browser, if you want to keep working on the video playback for your Youtube, you should clear the Cache of the web browser and reset your browser.

These are some general practices to resolving the stated issues you are having with launching Facebook and loading YouTube videos.

Let me know if this helps.

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The tests
I decided to test out my theory. I began by restarting my system (a dual 2GHz G5 PowerMac with 2GB of RAM), then rendering out my After Effects movie again, with no other applications open. I got an almost identical render time as the first render. I then opened Safari, and opened 5 random sites in tabs (digg.com, cnn.com, myspace.com, macenstein.com (of course) and virb.com). I figured these represented a good mix of the type of sites I visit, as well as sites with differnet types of layouts and memory requirements. I clicked around a bit in each site to build up a little cache action, then re-opened After Effects and rendered the scene again. The render time was almost exactly the same 15 minutes longer that I experienced the first time.
The next step was to figure out if this slowdown was only due to Safari, or just web browsing in general. So I made a stripped down test project for After Effects (so I didn’t have to spend 30 minutes waiting for each test to complete) and did the same “fresh reboot, open After Effects, render, quit, open Safari, open After Effects, and render” test as before to get my baseline times. Using After Effects sans ANY browser scored a render time of 154 seconds. After Effects with Safari running got a time of 271 seconds.
Next, I repeated the test with Firefox instead of Safari, and was very surprised to see that Firefox added only 6 seconds to After Effect’s render time. (See Below)
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Above: Results on a PowerMac rendering an After Effects project, then again with Firefox and Sarafi open. The PowerMac ran almost 76% slower with Safari open. I decided to grab the ol’ stopwatch and then try some Photoshop tests. I recently had to make a series of banners for a project I was working on, so I used one of them (a 1.72GB 50 x 32.5-inch Photoshop file at 300 dpi) for my test. First, I tested how long it took Photoshop to launch and open the file via double-clicking. Next, I timed how long it took to do a “Save As” PSD. I then quit Photoshop and repeated the tests with both Safari and Firefox. Results are below.
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Above: Results on a PowerMac opening and saving a 1.72 GB file, then again with Firefox and Sarafi open. The system took 40% longer to open the document and 49% longer to save it with multiple sites open in Safari. As you can see, Photoshop gave a similarly dismal performance while Safari was running, particularly during the “Open Document” test, where it added a full 97 seconds to the process.
I did one final test in QuickTime, exporting a 2 minute full screen video clip to iPod. I was pleasantly surprised (and yet somewhat baffled) to find that Safari had no adverse effect at all on the export time. I got the exact same 3 minute 44 second time for all 3 tests. I was sort of surprised as I figured compressing a movie would use similar function calls resources as rendering an animation from After Effects. So apparently this issue is somewhat application specific (perhaps even exclusive to Adobe apps? Insert conspiracy theory here).
For the record, all tests were done twice, and the average times were used. My Safari installation should be fairly clean, as I have not installed any odd plug-ins or such. Pretty much the factory default settings.
A “Universal” problem
As one final test (and because everyone loves graphs!) I repeated all tests again on a Quad-core 2.66 GHz MacPro, with 2 GB of RAM. Of course both Adobe apps had to run under Rosetta, as neither is a Universal app yet. While in some cases the difference is not AS great as on the PowerPC model, you can see that there is still a sizable performance hit when using Safari (and remember, the Mac Pro has 2 extra processors available to handle the “demands” of Safari).
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Above: Results on a Mac Pro rendering an After Effects project, then again with Firefox and Sarafi open. The Mac Pro ran 21% slower with Safari open. safari_tests_psd_macpro.jpg
Above: Results on a Mac Pro opening and saving a 1.72 GB file, then again with Firefox and Sarafi open. Performance hits of 37% and 29% for the “Open” and “Save As” tests. It was nice to see that despite both After Effects and Photoshop being PowerPC apps relying on Rosetta, After Effects actually rendered slightly faster on the Mac Pro than the PowerMac, and wasn’t that out done in the Photoshop “Open” test.
Conclusion
The interesting thing about these results (to me at least) is that both Firefox and Safari were simply open during their tests. I was not actively “surfing”, ie. clicking on things, moving windowsmag-glass_10x10.gif, etc. It seems to me that a background application, especially one that should not really be doing anything all that processor-intensive even when in the foreground, should not hog system resources the way Safari apparently does. If Firefox can play nice, why not Safari?
I suppose as a final disclaimer I should say that while I did everything I could think to keep the tests fair (using the same web sites, running multiple tests and so forth) it is possible that both my work and home machines (with different processors, graphics cards, software installations, etc.) are both somehow uniquely wacky, and I have the only 2 machines on the planet that will bear out these results. It could also be my choice of sites, although the fact remains Firefox had no problem handling them.
To that end, I would encourage anyone with these apps, a stop watch, and too much free time to conduct their own tests. I would also love feedback on performance hits on other apps when using Safari, such as some 3D applications. The fact that both affected apps were Adobe apps, and QuickTime (an Apple app) was NOT affected is a little strange to me. For those of you looking to conduct your OWN tests, I would like to point out that simply opening Safari and conducting tests will not yield too much of a difference; you need to have at least a few open tabs (I used 5), and I would suggest visiting some “intense” sites. I chose MySpace as one of my test sites because I consider it to be the worst coded page out there, with tons of flash ads and other gunk that can stop up a browser.
So what does this mean? Well, for most people, not a lot. If you are just using your computer for Word, e-mail, and web browsing, I doubt there is much of a noticeable performance hit. It really seems that only “Power Users” (if I may be so bold as to lump myself in that group) will be affected, and possibly not even all “power” apps will be affected (as shown in the QuickTime test).
For ME, however, these results means that while Safari is still my browser of choice, if I am going to kill time while large, time-critical projects are rendering, I will be using Firefox. Or better yet, another computer.

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Click on Safari in your Safari menu, located at the top of your screen. A drop-down menu will now appear. Choose the option labeled Reset Safari
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If you are using Firefox: http://noscript.net/getit Click on this link or copy and paste the complete link into your browser.
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