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CHIU4 Level 1 (125 points)

Why do tabs automatically refresh in Safari 5.1?


Try this: Have at least ten websites in different tabs in the same window. Go to "Reset Safari..." in the "Safari" menu. Uncheck the "Close all Safari windows" and then click "Reset". What the **** Apple.


Also, the spinning beach ball of death does not appear when I move the mouse to the bookmark bars or toolbar. Why?

  • ErneX Level 1 (0 points)

    This just happened to me.


    It's an unnacceptable behavior on a desktop browser. I lost chats from GMail and page states from websites that dynamically inform you of new content. Once I clicked the tab to see those sites Safari decided to COMPLETELY reload the page for me which is a behavior I do not want or need.


    There has to be a setting to remove this behavior.

  • iTea Level 1 (0 points)

    Getting the exact same thing happening (10.6.8). Absolutely unacceptable. I've been the last holdout in my office tauting Safari as a stable browser. Going to have to switch over to Firefox until this is resolved in order to do my job. I can't even stay logged into my CMS or SiteSpect because as soon as I swap over to another tab and come back, it reloads. So frustrating.

  • theshadow27 Level 1 (0 points)

    Same issue here - under 10.4-10.6 I used to work with 30-40 tabs in 3-4 windows without issues (have 8GB RAM so Safari taking up a gig or two is NBD) but this reload thing has to stop. It is still using 1GB for 10 tabs! This feels like an iPhone even though the OS has 16x more RAM and a 3x faster CPU...


    Going to have to switch to FF until this is a configurable option.

  • Sick` Level 1 (5 points)

    I don't see a "refresh" (reload) happening. But I do see it being rendered again. But I also noticed this happens in the latest Firefox release on Lion. Maybe bug in webkit?

  • indiegirl22 Level 1 (0 points)

    This just started on Monday and it's driving me nuts.  I listen to XM in my browser and then work in a ton of other tabs.  When it 'reloads' it doesn't reload each tab until I click on each individual tab itself.  Now I have to use Firefox, which i'm not thrilled about.  If anyone knows a fix, please help!

  • TheBluePointe Level 1 (0 points)

    Turn off "JAVA"  (not Javascript) on the Security tab.  Seems to do the trick.

  • AdamBigJohn Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm a web dev and this is an absolute joke! Gone from getting work done, to NOT getting work done thanks to this crazy bug that refreshes of it's own will and subsequently causes me to lose all of my work. I love webkit, so over I go to Google Chrome cos Safari is now a joke. Please fix Apple!!!!!

  • steveappleotp Level 1 (5 points)

    Same thing happens to my Safari 5.1 on Mac OS X 10.6.8. And I only have a few tabs open!


    This is unacceptable. I can't believe this is happening to an Apple product.

  • summerberry Level 1 (0 points)

    It also happens to me when i update my Safari to Version 5.1 on OS X 10.6.8. I think it just reload randomly, cos it always work as usual at first and then, without me doing anything, every tab reloads.It's unacceptable.I use Chrome instead until it is fixed.

  • Eifuku Level 1 (0 points)

    Long time Safari user and always had been delighted with Safari and subsequent upgrades to the browser. That was until Safari 5.1. Until Apple decides release a fix for Safari 5.1, I'll be using Firefox or Chrome. The auto refresh is beyond tolerable.

  • jice0 Level 1 (10 points)

    Me too.  Just chiming in to say I am experiencing the same thing (refresh or reload in all windows).  I'll try to pay attention next time and see if it is a reload or just a refresh.  In any case, content is lost in windows.


    May be related to the "Safari Web Content" process dieing and restarting. 


    Let's hope a fix is in the works.

  • Eric BOISSEAU Level 1 (0 points)

    I experience the exact same issue. If you open the console, you should see Webkit2 WebProcess crash (Dispatch queue: each time the tabs are unexpetedly refreshed. This is a really annoying bug in effect and disabling Java doesn't look to change anything.


    I could determine when it happens for me (reproducible anytime):

    • an OTF font-face CSS directive

    • a select form element

    • each time I click on such an element, the Webkit2 WebProcess crashes…


    Be aware that this bug may prevent your users to use forms if they use Safari 5.1.


    The only solution I found to get rid of this bug on one website of mine consists in getting rid of .eot font-face directive. But anytime you will visit a website with such fonts, you may get this bug that crashes all opened tabs and you won't be able to submit any form whenever it includes a select box. Since all tabs are getting reloaded, it can make your computer really slow if you had many tabs opened.


    This is the worst bug I ever could experience with Safari, I hope they'll fix it right away.

  • VeryVito Level 1 (0 points)

    Indeed, this is crazy. I've been using the nightlies up until recently, too, when they suddenly became unusable; I guess I figured Apple would get things worked out before pushing the bugs into production, but oops.


    I really hate this, as i've been a huge fan of Safari since its introduction, but alas, I'm using Chrome now. Sigh...

  • PointsBeyond Level 1 (0 points)

    I tried "Turn off "JAVA"  (not Javascript) on the Security tab.  Seems to do the trick." that someone suggested...and it seems to be working for me too.


    There are all kinds of "jittery" behavior now in 5.1 that pop advertisements, take me to other pages etc. that I can't figure out why it's I hope they do an update soon.

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