SafariSpeed
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Removes page loading delay.   Shareware ($8.00)
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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
What's New
Version 2.1.1:
  • Fixes some minor bugs.
  • Improves the registration system.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, 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 commented on 05 Jun 2008
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.
[Version 2.1.1]

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MisterLister replied on 04 Nov 2008
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.
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cthulhu3 commented on 18 Mar 2008
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.
[Version 2.1.1]


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DaNMaN78 commented on 14 Jun 2007
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,
Dan
[Version 2.1.1]


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Maury-McCown commented on 12 Feb 2007
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.
[Version 2.1.1]


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FredB commented on 12 Feb 2007
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.
[Version 2.1.1]


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Stormchild commented on 12 Feb 2007
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.
[Version 2.1.1]

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batsai replied on 12 Feb 2007
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!
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charlybaby commented on 02 Dec 2007
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 !!
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josdans reviewed on 03 Feb 2007
Kames Safari superfast!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[Version 2.1]


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maclover1.1 commented on 03 Feb 2007
Paying just for this ? Hello the moon ? We've got a dreamer !
[Version 2.1]


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St00pid-M0nk3y commented on 17 Nov 2006
This used to be great...when it was free. I'll stick to your old version, thanks. =
[Version 2.0]

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Scifiencestudios (developer) replied on 18 Nov 2006
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.
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St00pid-M0nk3y replied on 18 Nov 2006
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.
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Mok.In.Touch™ commented on 17 Nov 2006
FasterFox is free.
[Version 2.0]


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lucluv had trouble on 17 Nov 2006
While test driving SafariSpeed 2.0, I came across the following error message while attempting to change the Brushed Metal look in the Interface settings.

AppleScript Error

unzip: cannot find or open /Volumes/SafariSpeed/Volumes/SafariSpeed.zip or /Volumes/SafariSpeed.ZIP. (9)

Clicking on either button under Interface launched Safari, then gave me a dialog window to close Safari, followed by the above error message.

I had no problems with disabling the lag time. It made my Safari 2.0.4 incredibly faster than it had been.

For the record I'm on an Intel iMac running Tiger 10.4.8 and Safari 2.0.4
[Version 2.0]

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Scifiencestudios (developer) replied on 17 Nov 2006
From the error message you provided, it appears that you were attempting to run SafariSpeed from the disk image it comes packaged on.

To avoid this error, you should copy SafariSpeed to your Applications folder (or somewhere else on your hard drive) before running it.

If this doesn't fix the problem for you, please let me know. My e-mail address is awarofka@scifience.net. I'll be glad to help you troubleshoot.
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rzrr41 commented on 15 Dec 2007
When I clicked the Disable Brushed Metal button, it worked just fine, but then when I start Safari, nothing happens. If I open a bookmark, I get a window but nothing loads.

So I clicked Enable Brushed Metal, to get back to the old setting. Now I have an extra menu bar at the top of the safari window.

How can I get rid of that ?

Thanks for you help.
If you prefer to reply to my email, use jeepguy_miami@bellsouth.net.
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Maceddy had trouble on 06 Jul 2005
Site down?? "Safari could not open the page “http://www.scifience.com/downloads/files/SafariSpeed-1.3.zip” because the server stopped responding."
[Version 1.3r3]



macrex18 rated on 13 Mar 2012

[Version 2.1.1]


Downloads:63,873
Version Downloads:21,645
Type:Utilities : Optimizers
License:Shareware
Date:11 Feb 2007
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $8.00
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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 them. Over time, as this "collection" grows, Safari's habit of searching through all of these icons for the correct one can slow down your browsing. These icons also eat unnecessary disk space.

SafariSpeed can also disable Safari's cache for a further performance boost.

In addition to these performance enhancements, SafariSpeed can be used to toggle PDF support and the debug menu and to switch between Safari's brushed metal and Aqua interfaces.

If you find this application useful, please register it for a low fee of $8.


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