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SafariSpeed applies optimizations to Safari that will help to speed up your browsing experience and modifies Safari in other useful ways.

SafariSpeed allows you to easily remove the page loading delay that was built in to Safari. This delay prevents pages from being displayed until a set amount of time passes. By removing this delay, SafariSpeed will allow pages to be displayed as fast as your connection or cache can deliver them.

SafariSpeed also allows you to disable favorite icons - the small pictures displayed next to bookmarks and in your address bar. As you visit websites, Safari "collects" these little icons and stores more...

What's New

Version 2.1.1:
  • Fixes some minor bugs.
  • Improves the registration system.


Mac OS X 10.3 or later, Safari 1.2 or later Mac OS X 10.4 required for some features.

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HMac Member IconComment+16

DO NOT WASTE your money on this -- as posted at webkit.org -- safari has changed and this utilit is no longer relevant -- it does NOTHING to safari 2, 3 anymore.

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Version 2.1.1

Thanks for letting us know, but rather than nerd raging, perhaps you could read the date it was released and be a bit more diplomatic.

cthulhu3 Member IconComment+0

Cleaning out old apps when I tried to erase the Safari favicons with SafariSpeed 1.3 (been in there a long time) and it did not work. Tried again. Nothing. Don't thinkI'll spend $8.00 for the updated version to see if that works. Have Safari 3.1.

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Version 2.1.1
DaNMaN78 Member IconComment+0

I installed this software yesterday to see what the hype was all about.

Ever since then, safari can no longer find google, myspace and a bunch of other websites.

When I try to delete it, I'm told that I don't have sufficient permission to do so.

If anyone has any tips or ideas as to what I've done wrong could you please email me at danstheman2watch@hotmail.com (lame email address, I know)?

Many thanks,

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Version 2.1.1
Maury-McCown Member IconComment+2

From Safari's developer regarding this app:

I just saw this article on Digg about how to “speed up Safari” by reducing the “page load delay” in preferences. In the comments are many testimonials like “Oh my gosh! Safari is so much faster now!” This just goes to prove how inaccurate people's powers of perception are when it comes to measuring the performance of browsers. I say this because the preference in question is dead and does absolutely nothing in Safari 1.3 and Safari 2.0.

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Version 2.1.1
FredB Member IconComment+16

Sorry, but this is hilarious.

The pref to change this so called delay is dead since Safari 1.3 and it was the *maximum* delay, not the minimum. People seeing a big difference should definitely stop smoking.
According to the Safari dev, disabling the cache should be useless too.

Anyway, charging for features so easy to do for free is a bit silly.
If you want to kill favicons, change the look and *a lot* more, check SafariStand.

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Version 2.1.1
Stormchild Member IconComment+387

The cache disabling feature seems silly to me. The whole point of a cache is to increase performance, therefore disabling the cache will slow things down, if anything.

Nobody is going to pay $8 for this.

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Version 2.1.1

To Stormchild, you're right in that the cache is designed to speed things up, but for most people with high speed connections, browser performance will degrade as the cache grows and Safari has to search through all the cache files. It is often faster to simply download webpages rather than searching through thousands of cache files. In addition, disabling the cache helps save disk space.

This app looks good, but instead of paying $$$ for it, you could issue a few simple commands at the command line to accomplish the same thing for free!


Bid trouble with it : i use aqua enable with safari 3.0.4 and it completly screw up Safari: and no way to reverse it. I think i have to extract a new copy of Safari from 10.5 install ! Be careful !!

josdans Member IconReview+23

Kames Safari superfast!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Version 2.1
maclover1.1 Member IconComment+740

Paying just for this ? Hello the moon ? We've got a dreamer !

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Version 2.1
St00pid-M0nk3y Member IconComment+945

This used to be great...when it was free. I'll stick to your old version, thanks. =\

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Version 2.0
Scifiencestudios (Developer)

I honestly wish I was still able to provide it for free.

The previous versions of SafariSpeed were all released as donationware - meaning, if you like it, you're supposed to donate something. Unfortunately, I got about $20 a month in donations, and hosting the website and downloads cost a good bit more than that.

As a result, I've added a bunch of new features and made this version shareware. I hope you can understand where I'm coming from. You're welcome to continue to use the old version; the features in the old version were not changed in any way in the new release.

I hope this helps explain why I started charging.


I understand exactly where you're coming from. And I'm sorry about your situation. It sucks having bandwidth that you cannot pay for. You had to do what you had to do. :)

It's not a steep price, by any means, so there's not much to complain about. It does what it does, and it does it well. Thanks for a great app.

Mok.In.Touch™ Member IconComment+24

FasterFox is free.

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Version 2.0
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Version 2.1.1
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Current Version (2.x)


Downloads 63,958
Version Downloads 21,730
License Shareware
Date 11 Feb 2007
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $8.00