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    Quote Originally Posted by cheddar-caveman View Post
    Not sure how one goes about instaling/running another browser? I guess something like Firefox?
    Yes, Firefox, Chrome, Vivaldi, etc., you can use the search term "Mac internet browsers" in the Safari address bar box.
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    But will not Sierra still ba around or can it be "removed"? Don't want even more stuff cluttering up teh HD.

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    Sierra, or Safari? Safari is part of the Mac OS X/OS X/macOS. Sierra is the current macOS. Browsers, in general, do not take up much space. How much space do you have available on your drive?
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    Plenty - 164Gb! I always used Firefox on my old Dell before we went over to Mac's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheddar-caveman View Post
    OK, followed several of the suggestions in the link from Randy and things have definitely speeded up, so thanks for that.
    I already have Ghostery and Adblock up and running ferrarr thanks.
    Let me point out that certain extensions added to Safari can slow it down. You might want to temporarily disable all of the extensions that you have installed and see if that fixes things all up. If it does, you can re-enable them one at a time to see if any extension in particular is causing a problem.

    Quote Originally Posted by cheddar-caveman View Post
    Not sure how one goes about instaling/running another browser? I guess something like Firefox?
    Generally installing another browser is as easy as downloading it, double-clicking on it, and putting it into your Applications folder. And most browsers are free. Having multiple browsers won't cause any problems; I've never seen any browsers that conflict with each other. So you can try alternate browsers to your heart's content.

    You may enjoy trying this browser. Download the SlimJet browser. It's really fast, and it already includes adblocking features as well as anti-tracking features, so you don't have to add those things to it. I suspect that you will really like it! :

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    @cheddar-caveman If you follow the link in Randy's post it leads to the download page. Click the link and the next page has a link to the 64 bit stable file. It's the one you need but the message will say that you are downloading a 32 bit Windows version.

    @Randy thanks for that link. I'll be giving this one a try. Hence the reason for following the link.
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    I don't know what you're seeing Sly, but clicking on the big green download button on the opening page takes you directly to the Mac download. It gives you a choice of the current stable version or the beta - both 64 Bit. I don't know where you're getting the Windows 32 bit message from?

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    I did that and saw the same pages that you did Charlie. If you click the link for the current stable release there is a very brief message that says it is downloading a 32 bit Windows version. This is the kind of message that lots of sites use to tell you the download is starting. The message is wrong. It does indeed download the Mac version.
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    Things seem to have settled down now after running the various Safari resetting options and a full Onyx session so will stay with Safari for now as I've got used to it.
    Many thanks for all the help, I'll keep all the links for (hopefully not) future problems!

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