How to Make the Internet Faster on a Mac

By Chad Buleen

Surfing the web at a high speed is something that people seem to take for granted now. It was just a few years ago that everybody was using dial-up connections. Just a few years before that, nobody had an idea of what the Internet was. People who own a Mac and a high-speed connection are often interested in being able to surf the web as quickly as possible. In order to do this, they need to know how to make Safari---Mac's web browser---work more efficiently.

Step 1

Reset Safari. A lot of use of the Internet can cause Safari to store a lot of files, passwords and codes that simply are not needed for normal operation of the Internet. Start the Safari reset process by clicking on the Safari menu on the top left-hand part of the screen.

Step 2

Click on "Reset Safari," which is about halfway down the menu.

Step 3

Place a check mark next to each item in the next window and select "OK." This will completely erase all of your cookies, web browsing history and passwords.If you would rather not erase all of this history, you can instead select "Clear Cache," which is located just below "Reset Safari." Clear cache will simply delete cookies on the system.

Step 4

Check to see if any plug-ins are making Safari sluggish by going back to the Safari menu on the top left-hand corner of the screen and clicking on "Safari."

Step 5

Select "Preferences." This is the third item down on the menu. When the "Preferences" menu opens, find the tab that says "Security." Click on this tab.

Step 6

Ensure that the "Enable plug-ins" selection at the top of the screen is not checked.

Step 7

Close Safari and restart it. You have now made the Internet faster on your Mac.

Tips & Warnings

  • Doing things like reducing the size of your bookmark menu can also help improve speed.
  • If you need to keep the web history on Safari, do not reset the program. Doing so will delete the web history. This is not reversible.