Apparently, in order to render obsolete flashing pages that can occurs when a webpage loads, (due to the client getting data from any number of sources; the stylesheet, various data sources, etc) web browsers are programmed with a little delay. The delay is, appropriately, conservative. But by adjusting a variable in the Safari preference file you can speed Safari’s delay time up.


  1. Make sure Safari is not running.
  2. Open Terminal and type:
    defaults write WebKitInitialTimedLayoutDelay 0.25
  3. That’s it. You can start up Safari again and see the difference. If you want to restore the default delay value than perform the same steps above but replace 0.25 with 1.0 (the default).


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