Fix for Safari browser stuck on Mac

If Safari browser gets stuck on Mac and prevents you from browsing the web, below are the steps to fix this problem.

Safari browser stuck on Mac

When Safari browser freezes after opening a webpage on Mac, you cannot scroll the page up or down or click the links.

This problem can be caused by various issues ranging from incompatible browser extensions, corrupted Safari cache to certain Smart Field settings in Safari browser.

1. Force Quit Safari

The first step is to exit the Stuck Safari browser by force quitting the app.

1. Click on Apple logo in the top menu bar and click Force quit option in the drop down menu.

Force quit apps on Mac

2. Select in the popup safari and click the Force quit Button.

Force quit Safari browser on Mac

If you cannot use the mouse, press Option + Command + Esc > Use the arrow keys to select safari > and press Enter.

2. Clear Safari browsing history

Safari history file can get clogged and slow down Safari browser performance.

1. Open safari Browser > select safari tab in the top menu bar and click Delete history…. option in the drop-down list.

Clear Safari browser history on Mac

2. Select in the popup all history and click delete history Button.

Clear Safari browsing history pop-up on Mac

3. Clear Safari cache

The problem of Safari browser stuck on Mac can be caused by corrupted Safari cache files.

Therefore, follow the steps below to enable the first Develop option on your Mac and clear the Safari cache from the Develop menu.

1. Open safari Browser > click safari > Settings… in the drop down menu.

Open Safari Preferences on Mac

2. On the next screen, click the Progressive tap and select Show development menu in menu bar Possibility.

Show the Develop menu in the toolbar on Mac

This will make the Develop Menu in the top menu bar of your Mac to easily clear Safari cache.

3. Now click on the Develop tab in the top menu bar and click Empty caches in the drop down menu.

Clear Safari Web Cache on Mac

4. Disable Safari Extensions

Safari issues on Mac are usually caused by Safari browser extensions becoming incompatible or interfering with the proper functioning of the browser.

1. Open safari Browser > select it Develop tab in the top menu bar and click Disable extensions in the drop-down list.

Disable Safari Extensions on Mac

This will disable all Safari extensions on your Mac.

After disabling Safari Extensions, check if you can open the Safari browser and use it without problems.

5. Remove Safari Extensions

If you don’t use Safari extensions, you can remove Safari extensions by following the steps below.

1. Open safari Browser > click safari > Settings… in the drop down menu.

Open Safari Preferences on Mac

2. On the next screen, click the extensions and you can see all Safari extensions installed on your Mac.

Uninstall Safari Extension on Mac

3. Choose Safari extension you want to remove and click on the Uninstall Button.

4. Click on the confirmation popup Uninstall confirm.

Confirm to uninstall Safari extension on Mac

6. Clear Adobe site data and settings

If Adobe Flash Player is installed on your Mac, follow the steps below to clear Adobe site data and settings.

1. Click on Apple Logo in the top menu bar and select system settings option in the drop down menu.

Open System Preferences on Mac

2. On the System Settings screen, click flash player.

Flash Player tab on the Mac System Preferences screen

3. On the next screen, select the Progressive tab and click Delete everything Button.

Clear all browsing data and settings on Flash Player Mac

4. Select on the next screen Erase all site data and settings option and click delete data Button.

7. Change Safari search settings

Certain “Smart Field Search” settings can slow down Safari browser and cause the issue of Safari browser stuck on Mac.

1. Open safari Browser > select safari tab in the top menu bar and click settings in the drop down menu.

Safari settings screen on Mac

2. On the next screen, click the Seek Tab and disable Smart search field options by disabling them.

Disable Safari browser smart search box options on Mac

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