Message from 2021
This post is pretty old! Opinions and technical information in it are almost certainly oudated. Commands and configurations will probably not work. Consider the age of the content before putting any of it into practice.
When using the OmniWeb browser, sometimes it’ll get really unresonsive and crummy to use. Here’s one way to fix it:
- Quit OmniWeb.
- Go to ~/Library/Application Support/OmniWeb 5 in Finder. In my case, this is /Users/bkerley/Library/Application Support/OmniWeb 5
- Drag HistoryIndex.ox and the .log and .lock file (if they exist) into the trash.
- Re-start OmniWeb.
My guess (an educated guess, thanks to Activity Monitor’s Sample feature) is that this index of history items gets corrupted, and OmniWeb gets stuck in a tight loop trying to read or make sense of it. The index re-generates from History.plist pretty quickly on modern systems, so deleting it is no real loss.