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Safari reloading pages when going back

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  • tgd85 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Aug 22, 2012 5:51 PM (in response to BloodyHippy)

    I agree. One would think that someone from Apple would have gotten back to this threat by now though....

  • bfurm Calculating status...
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    Sep 8, 2012 9:40 AM (in response to charleyfromNZ)

    I found a really stupid solution.  It is a bug, nothing else!  Change your 2 finger swipe to 3 finger swipe.  It jumps pages with absolutly no refresh.  But you can only jump desktops with 4 fingers now.  It works, but it *****.

  • BloodyHippy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 10, 2012 1:52 PM (in response to bfurm)

    Unfortunately, changing the number of fingers didn't work for me. Very weird fix though, hopefully it gives a hint as to what is going on.

  • dashwood1 Calculating status...
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    Sep 21, 2012 1:41 PM (in response to bfurm)

    Hey thanks for the hint, I changed from scroll left or right two fingers to Swipe with two or three fingers.

     

    When I visit Cultofmac.com then click on a link, if I swipe back with two fingers the whole page refreshes, if I scroll back using 3 fingers it just goes straight back without any refersh or delay, there is a bug in the gestures software with some websites, as it doesn't try to refresh all websites.

     

    So I will use 3 fingers for some websites and two for most of the others until Apple fix the bug.

     

    Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

  • rod.i.mus Calculating status...
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    Sep 22, 2012 2:07 AM (in response to dashwood1)

    Wanted to chime in and state this has been a problem for me too.  3 finger swipe agree is an annoying patch.  Hope Apple fixes this soon.

  • Rmhartman Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 26, 2012 10:59 PM (in response to charleyfromNZ)

    The three finger swipe is not working for me.  iPad 1 iOS 5.0

  • snowcrash34 Calculating status...
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    Sep 29, 2012 6:38 PM (in response to rod.i.mus)

    Three finger swipe seems to work for me. Very strange? Hope Apple will fix it soon. Till then I will go with Chrome.

  • tonyshred Calculating status...
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    Oct 2, 2012 2:03 AM (in response to charleyfromNZ)

    I got this problem as well. It came after innstalling mountain lion and safari 6. And it's terribly annoying. Now Apple you have to fix this immediately.

  • iDummy88 Calculating status...
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    Oct 9, 2012 1:04 PM (in response to charleyfromNZ)

    I too am having this issue. Incredibly frustrating and absolutely kills my productivity.

     

    '12 MBP Mountain Lion etc etc

  • FoxMouldy Calculating status...
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    Oct 9, 2012 2:05 PM (in response to iDummy88)

    I think that this is due to a memory bug in safari. If you monitor your RAM usage you'll see that Safari will hang a substantial fraction of your RAM after a few hours of use. The folks at Apple have fixed this problem by deciding *not* to fix it: the workaround seems to be - clear cache, purge wired ram, reload page.

    This is an incredibly dumb problem to have.

    Firstly, Safari should not be using as much ram as it does.

    Secondly, the supposed workaround is a real productivity killer.

  • iDummy88 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 9, 2012 2:52 PM (in response to FoxMouldy)

    So I am not all that savvy with this stuff but it seems that the old shortcut to empty the cache no longer applies to Mt Lion, or am I missing something? There is no option in the drop down for it either. Not sure how to purge or empty cache without a restart. If this is the official "fix" i will be trying to restore back to Lion. I love Apple stuff and how it has been serving me for the last several years without issue but this is stoopid.

  • rod.i.mus Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 9, 2012 4:57 PM (in response to iDummy88)

    Had the same problem but apple has decided to hide this option. You have to go to safari preferences>advanced>then choose the option to show the develop menu on the bottom. Mark it and you'll see the menu on the top menu bar. You'll see empty cache option there.

  • iDummy88 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 9, 2012 5:01 PM (in response to rod.i.mus)

    THANK YOU! why I couldn't find that info elsewhere is beyond me but thank you very much for the pointer. I will be excited to use this again and keep things running a bit faster and tidier. I'll report back how it helps tomorrow.

  • meandersg Calculating status...
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    Oct 15, 2012 11:56 PM (in response to charleyfromNZ)

    This is an absolute catastrophe! Disabling the extensions doesn't help and neither does the trick with altering the gestures. Two or three finger sweep doesn't matter.

     

    I mean, this is a really serious bug! What are apple doing about it????????????

  • colonel.panic Calculating status...
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    Oct 23, 2012 9:12 PM (in response to charleyfromNZ)

    I had the same issues as everyone else. Reddit would reload the entire page when I swiped to go back, then promptly go entirely white unless I did a pinch to zoom gesture and even then it would misbehave. I'm running 10.8.2. The issue has appeared and dissappeared rather sporadically for the past few months.

     

    This time I found a very strange fix. It seems like a caching issues to me. So I clicked on a link to a thread and then very slowly did a two finger swipe to go back to front page. I thought maybe I would give Safari more time to access the cached data or something. Strangely enough it worked. It sounds stupid and maybe it was coincidence but I have not had the issue since.

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