Most Annoying Features of Safari in OS X Lion

Safari Error in OS X Lion

OS X Lion has been great so far. Love the new version of Expose & Spaces, full screen apps, gestures, etc. Great experience all around. However, Safari is annoying and seems to be the least stable app on my Mac – thanks to Lion.

Here’s my top 3 annoying features of Safari:

1. Freeze & Crash

Safari rarely crashed on Snow Leopard. Now it freezes almost every day. It stops responding, won’t open or close tabs and won’t shut down. The only solution I found is to use Option+Command+Esc and force quit Safari. Usually when you reopen Safari it will perform for a while.

Apple does hate Flash, so I thought it could be that. But I don’t visit many Flash websites so I’ve ruled that out – unless it’s from website showing ads that are Flash… I don’t know what the problem is, but it’s annoying.

2. “Safari Can’t Open The Page” Error

Safari shows a server connection error quite often. You’ll see this message:

Safari tells you to “Wait for a few minutes, and then tray again.” But I reload the page instantly, and the website will load correctly. There’s no possible way this is a website server problem – it’s a Safari problem.

How do I know it’s Safari? Because it happens to sites that NEVER have server issues – like Apple.com and CNN.com.

** Update ** Apple released 10.7.1 which might fix this issue.

3. New Tabs & Cursor

You might thing this is being too picky, but hear me out… I’m all about the keyboard shortcuts. I’ve never gone to File > New Tab in Safari. I always… always use Command+T to open a new tab in Safari.

Think about where my hands are when I use the keyboard shortcut… They’re on the keyboard, ready to type! The problem is; when a new tab opens in Safari, the cursor is nowhere to be found. That means I can’t start typing the site I want to visit.

Obviously, if I open a new tab using the keyboard shortcut, I’m ready to type a website or use the search. Now I have to stop, find the cursor, click inside the address bar, and start typing.

Yes, it’s a small fix, but it’s a productivity issue… and dare I say… a common sense fix? Seems like a no-brainer.

Hopefully Apple will release an update and fix these annoying issues with OS X Lion.

What annoys you about OS X Lion? Leave a comment below!

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