The “This web page uses large memory” notification on Mac some bugs

Apple macOS devices are used by many people across the world due to their specifications and user interface. While most Apple users are brand loyal, many also take a more focused approach to its products.

However, like any other electronic gadget, Macs also have their own set of flaws. One of these flaws has troubled Mac users recently.

According to a fairly recent and lengthy Reddit thread, Mac users don’t really like the memory usage notification that appears for certain web pages in Safari.

Basically, Apple’s web browser displays “This web page uses large memory” notification on Mac for resource rich web pages.

I get the same message on a 16 “with 32 GB just watching Netflix sometimes …

What bothers Mac users is that the web page keeps reloading from time to time due to the “This web page uses large memory” notification.

What if I want to use a site that uses a lot of resources?

Safari recharges it every two minutes and it is completely unusable.


Users face this issue with many top websites including Reddit, YouTube, Netflix, Facebook, and Disney +.

It should be noted that the memory notification simply informs the users on the resource-rich web pages. It further indicates that websites might not be properly optimized.

Web dev here. It’s more the fault of the sites. Your Mac is just trying to make you a solid and let you know. Most web applications are developed by people who care more about keeping server costs as low as possible rather than the best customer experience.

However, Mac users still think Apple should provide them with an option to turn off memory notifications.

Netflix, Facebook, Disney +, a handful of other sites I use constantly question Safari, not Reddit: / at least make that a setting, man. Let me turn off the gd ffs function …

Maybe my Mac should give me a solid and let me turn off annoying alerts, as that would definitely improve my experience.

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Apple has not commented on this so far, and there is currently no workaround to turn off the “This webpage uses large memory” notification on Mac.

All of this adds further to the dilemma for users and also forces them to try different web browsers and apps.

Hopefully Apple has a proper look at this issue and offers Mac users some kind of workaround to isolate this issue.

I always say it’s up to the developer to know the differences in how browsers work and their different engines and how to best use client resources.

Many developers to keep costs down officially only support one navigation. I would try chrome and or firefox

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That said, we’ll come back with more details as more information becomes available, so stay tuned.

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