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  • borist Level 1 (0 points)

    I can confirm I'm using Lion (upgraded from Snow Leopard) and I am having the same issue.

  • TheBluePointe Level 1 (0 points)

    Well, the refresh problem never returned for me after disabling Java, but the memory problem caused me to dump Safari for Chrome.  At least now Chrome Canary supports Lion features like full screen and gestures.  Hopefully Safari will get fixed or Lion features appear in final builds of Chrome soon.

  • PaulSB Level 1 (0 points)

    This problem was driving me nuts as well. I tried the disabling Java trick and it hasn't happened since. Seems like a decent workaround.

  • Br0wdy Level 1 (0 points)

    It seems a wee bit more erratic, I never had Java enabled bus still was having the issue ... I removed ClickToFlash & AdBlock ... the issue was gone.


    I loaded the memory with pooh to force Safari to swap, nothing, I also re-installed the add-ons ... the issue isn't back. I've been runing at 20 MB free (over 2GB) for a few days now the machine is sluggish but no tab refresh.


    The last time I rebooted it was Jul 21 08:57:58 the day I updated Safari.

  • Br0wdy Level 1 (0 points)

    The issue is back. It usually follows a visit to . The page takes forever to display, the fans are going 100% & the beach ball is there most of the time.


    Once the page is loaded ... flipping through the other tabs triggers the refresh, which was not the case just before visiting the page.


    So there might be something buggy in the way Safari handles that particular page.

  • butter_50 Level 1 (0 points)

    Same issue.  Pain in the butt.  Also some times I click back and nothing ever shows up so I have to refresh that page to get anything to show up.  Otherwise I just have a white screen.  Seems to happen a lot on Google, which may be a problem with that website.  But yeah the random refresh all the pages and then the Force Reload box that forces you to reload all the pages that pops up every once in awhile is annoying too.  Mostly just posting to add to the complaints.

  • Cyberacc Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm having the same problem - on Snow Leopard 10.6.8 and Safari 5.1 however it only seems to have happened since I swapped out my original 4GB RAM for 8GB RAM from OWC early this week. The ram upgrade is possibly unrelated.

    I hate the fact it resets all the work I've done typing a reply (like this), or logs me out of a website.

  • JiaJin Level 1 (0 points)

    I realize the weird refreshes on Lion's Safari not only reloads the tabs...they totally kill downloads that are ongoing every once in a while too (it became quite a pain when my downloads are almost done and then the reloadings kill every single download at a go). Switching to Chrome soon. It bugs me too much.

  • fhmnoor Level 1 (0 points)

    yeah. I switched to firefox already for my primary browser, but Safari has a auto-click for open-all bookmark button. I hope Apple could fix this iOs like problem. I hate to reload my previous closed session. Why didnt they just let it be done like before?

  • VeryVito Level 1 (0 points)

    Chrome has this same feature, which made it an easier switch for me. I sadly gave up on Safari a couple weeks ago, and the transition hasn't been too bad. Add the Xmarks bookmarks synchronizer to both browsers, and you should be able to easily switch back if Apple ever manages to fix this issue.

  • tjsnell99 Level 1 (0 points)

    Seeing this issue also since upgrading to Lion. Digging I noticed that prefs, advanced, Database Storage was set to 5 meg. Changed that to 100 meg and so far no more reloading.

  • tkincher Level 1 (0 points)

    Lion 10.7.1 and Safari 5.1, it just happened to me until I restarted the browser. There's a bug there somewhere, switching to tabs shouldn't reload them.

  • Steve Hayes1 Level 1 (105 points)

    Yep this is now happening to me in Safari 5.1, running 10.6.8 and latest security update etc. If I click on a tab, the page refreshes which is totally frustrating. It's also a slightly random behaviour. The only add-on I have installed is Invisible Hand.

  • Stefan from Lynn MA Level 1 (0 points)

    For what it's worth, it's happening to me even on tabs **that are active**.


    For example, when I began typing this very reply, I had literally typed "For wh" and then suddenly I was back at the Apple Discussions "Log In" page! The tab / page into which I was typing was reloaded right in front of me!


    I'm running: Safari 5.1 (6534.50), 10.6.8 (10K549), MacBookPro8,2.  I have NO extensions. None. Java is off. JavaScript is on (because try doing anything these days without JavaScript).


    It's happened to me just like this on many other web apps... BMC Remedy my best example. I've had to re-create a huge amount of data because I've had to re-enter it when the page refreshed while I was actively typing into a form field.


    This did NOT happen under the version of Safari previous to this. (I forget what version that was... 5.0?) I started noticing it as soon as I upgraded to Safari 5.1.


    Also - I'm a bit of an unusual case. Right now I have 21 open windows with a total of 162 tabs. Again, this was NOT a problem under the previous version of Safari.

  • Saxman Level 2 (175 points)

    Stefan, I too can have a lot of tabs open, and now that I went back to Safari 5.05 (via the 10.6.8 Combo download), it's back to working just fine, as is the autofill, which was driving me crazy in 5.1, what were they thinking at Apple! As I've said before, the first time I called Apple, a higher-tiered tech guy told me they were aware of all these bugs, & were working on a revised update, ASAP.  But two weeks later, wondering where it was, aonther higher-level tech guy said they had no reports of 5.1 causing anyone problems! I was pretty ticked, and sad they would try to simply ignore what's evident to so many, & pretend all is well....


    I find Chrome to be of little use, as it runs up a lot of memory use as well, not as bad as Safari 5.1, but worse than 5.05, which I'll use till Apple fixes Safari...

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