Safari 4 like Chrome lets you kill unresponsive windows?

The other day I had some background process taking up a lot of CPU while synchronising some data. I knew it would be slow and so I decide to read some news on the web. One of the pages I opened had some flash in it and after a few seconds a popup appeared asking if I wanted to kill that window. I assume that the background processes PLUS the greedy Flash player were making everything too slow.

It is interesting though that this is clearly a feature that appeared first in Chrome and apparently has propagated to Safari. A good feature, of course!

2 thoughts on “Safari 4 like Chrome lets you kill unresponsive windows?”

  1. This may even predate Chrome. Firefox also shows this dialog (with a very similar wording) when a unresponsive script is running.

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