Have any of you NetNewsWire users found NNW to be intolerably slow on any operations involving WebKit after installing Mac OS X 10.4.3? When I open a tab in NetNewsWire to view the link from an item, it takes forever to switch to that tab, and closing tabs and switching back is incredibly slow as well. I have no idea if the updates to WebKit are to blame, but that’s where I’m pointing the finger right now. To fix the problem for now I’ve told NNW to just open links in my default browser rather than using the internal browser.
On a related note, I’ve switched from Bloglines to NetNewsWire. I was a dedicated Bloglines user, mainly because I appreciated having the ability to view my feeds on any computer, but I’ve actually appreciated using a real desktop application as opposed to a Web application lately, mainly because it’s easy to leave NetNewsWire without reading everything and pick up where I left off whenever I want to. I generally opened lots of feeds at once in Bloglines, and found it difficult to avoid having several browser windows open at the same time, all pointing to Bloglines, or accidentally closing the browser and losing track of what I’d already read. The only reason this surprises me is that I had felt like I was on a one way trip away from desktop applications and toward browser-based applications. Apparently that’s not the case, yet.