Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2012 5:58 AM (in response to Joseph Kriz)
I'd like to find a way to disable this as well.
I try to remember to "right click" and open in a new tab or window instead, but it's just not an easy flow to get into.
This is really annoying, especially if I'm looking at eBay listings. It's hard enough to weed out the duplicate listings as it is, only to get thrown back towards the top of the page when you go back a page.
I might have to place a call to AppleCare to see what I can find out.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2012 6:36 AM (in response to RedGeminiPA)
I just spoke to AppleCare. She told me this happens because when you go back to the previous page, it's directing Safari to the page again, which results in a refresh. She knows of no way to prevent this from happening, except for opening links in new tabs or windows.
She suggested I address my concern to Apple, which I did, using http://www.apple.com/feedback/safari.html
Hopefully Apple address this in an update to Safari in the near future.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2012 11:31 PM (in response to RedGeminiPA)
Yes, that is correct.
However, you can also use the mouse or trackpad to swipe back a page and it still refreshes the last page.
Safari never did this back in Snow Leopard and maybe some versions of Safari in Lion.
However, Safari in Mountain Lion always does this.
It is very cumbersome using the "open link in new window" or "open link in new tab".
It was much better just being able to click the back button or swiping to get back exactly where you were on the prior page.
Hopefully more people will send Apple feedback on this.
Thanks for sharing.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 4, 2012 7:59 PM (in response to Joseph Kriz)
What a dumb design flaw. People who are bouncing back and forward on the browser don't want to sit and wait for the pages to reload. That's crazy. Take a snap shot and let me go back to it instantly. For a smart company they do some dumb things.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 29, 2012 10:25 PM (in response to Joseph Kriz)
I just started using Safari because I wanted to try out its iCloud tabs integration feature with my phone. Aside from the jerky scrolling on some pages, like Facebook, I find that this "back" forced refresh / scroll-up is absolutely ridiculous. You would think there would be a way of disabling page refreshes, even if it's a terminal command.
This is the main reason why I'm considering just going back to Chrome. I could always re-test Safari after the next big update, but that could be months away.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 4, 2013 4:13 AM (in response to BraytonAK)
This is still a problem! Come on Safari!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 4, 2013 1:42 PM (in response to makfai)
The new Safari and Mavericks no longer refreshes the page when going back for me.
The must have listened to us on this one.
What operating system and version of Safari are you using?
I have Mavericks 10.9 and Safari 7.0
Currently Being ModeratedDec 4, 2013 1:45 PM (in response to Joseph Kriz)
I still get the refreshing under Mavericks. It's not as bad as it was, but mine still does it sometimes. I'm running the latest versions of both.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 4, 2013 1:53 PM (in response to RedGeminiPA)
It might depend on what website you are on.
Some have code written so it refreshes no matter what we do.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 27, 2013 9:45 PM (in response to Joseph Kriz)
I was about to quit Safari over this but I found this app that worked for me.
BETTER TOUCH TOOL
Currently Being ModeratedDec 27, 2013 9:57 PM (in response to Hugh Ross1)
What does Better Touch Tool have to do with this problem?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 27, 2013 10:03 PM (in response to BraytonAK)
Brayton - I tried to post a link to this article but it wouldn't let me. Here's a cut and paste -
- Turn off “Swipe between pages” in the Mouse settings in System Preferences
- Go to BetterTouchTool preferences and select Gestures tab menu bar
- Add or modify existing gesture in BetterTouchTool: “Single Finger Swipe Right”
- Enter “Command-[” (the open bracket key above the double-quote key) in under Custom Keyboard Shortcut
It worked for me and stopped the issure of page reload when swiping back.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 28, 2013 6:12 PM (in response to Hugh Ross1)
I don't see how it has anything to do with the issue in Safari. It doesn't fix the issue, it works around it. And if everyone does it then Apple has no incentive to fix the issue.