These days, Web content is heavy with video, music and images, so sometimes, a page can take a few seconds to load. But, unfortunately for Mac users, if a page on Safari's 5.0 is having trouble loading, it can often trigger a force reload for any other tabs you have open in the browser, causing you to lose any unsaved information on those pages.

The reason for the reload is that this process is Apple's attempt to stop Safari from freezing, but it doesn't work as smoothly as many users would have hoped.

"Safari 5.0 brought some helpful security and convenience features, but its rebuilt machinery – intended, Apple says, to ensure that 'an unresponsive website won't affect Safari' – seizes up too often," writes local Washington D.C. tech expert and journalist Rob Pegoraro in a recent article for USA Today.

According to Pegoraro, there are a few things you can do before calling your Washington, D.C. computer repair service for Mac repair.

First, try to only open a few websites that use Adobe Flash at the same time, because they take longer to load, and thus, can cause a Safari-wide reloading. If you need to access a website with Flash, limit the number of other tabs you have open.

Second, Pegoraro suggests that Safari users save links in Safari's Reading List feature, rather than simply keeping 20 tabs open for future reading. In addition to storing the links, Reading List makes note of which pages you have and haven't read, too – taking the concept of bookmarking to the next level. 

Either way, try to limit the number of tabs you have open, no matter what, because too many can cause a browser to freeze, force-reload or otherwise slow you down.