It is possible to stop the automatic refresh as this page explains:
The measures I take to improve speed and stability of Safari 5.0.6 should resolve some of the issues with later versions. These instructions are for OS X.
- I flush DNS cache daily at boot - Google for Terminal command for your OS
- Use a very fast DNS server - find best for you with NameBench or use 220.127.116.11
- I don't use tabs as they consume too much RAM and slow my old Mac
- Turn off RSS, Fraudulent sites and Extensions
- Set Preferences/General/History to one week
- Adjust Safari Reset to clear everything except history and passwords
- Start Safari at least once a day with this AppleScript
Decompress the script and put it in Applications and then replace any Safari startup or Dock items with the script.
The script deletes Safari local storage and cache. It then starts Safari and activates Reset using your Reset settings. Those who wish can view the script and edit it with Script Editor.
Yeah, I also want to express my disappointment in this new aspect of Lion. I have had pages reload on me midst using them and these can be pages with hundereds of items on them that then take a while to re-load and then for me to find where I was. My email provider also just logs me straight out when this happens. And it does tend to happen severeal times a day.
I tried the process above that Neville Hillyer and a few others have detailed but this is not really a sensible or viable long-term option. You really need your multiple process windows functioning.
My opinion is that the only way for this to be resolved properly is for Apple to fix it.
And so far I'm pretty disappointed.
Yeah I do - I use Firefox, which I used to use long before I had a Mac (and I got my first Mac in 2002).
But still, I want Safari to work!!!
As for email, I have two or three accounts, only one of which is directly linked to my mac.com account. Yes, Mail works fine. But I want things to work as well as they used to wherever I am and whatever I'm using online.
I have written a complaint to Apple.
Thanks for the tip
I am not sure how long you will have to wait for Apple to fix Safari.
There is no need to use any browser for email when you have access to your computer.
Most email servers are IMAP with very efficient POP and web interface facilities. Many email providers allow you to use all three although I don't advise switching between POP and IMAP unless you know what you are doing.
Whilst I normally use my provider's POP interface I have, on one or two occasions, used the web interface when on holiday.
Web interfaces are normally IMAP so POP users should remember not to put anything into web/IMAP folders because POP only downloads from the IMAP Inbox.
And in Safari 6 instead the reload I have a total crash/quit of Safari with the same WebProcess errors/crashes logs. So It's worse than before!
I have this problem since rhe release 5.1 of Safari, I've changed two iMacs, reinstalled OS X with complete reset and manually reimported the iphoto/iTunes library (no time machine or other things that could copy corrupted files) but the troble is still here! I have also the laptop (MacBoook) which I rarely use it but to be honest on it I have not this problem! Maybe it's a driver error? Rendering error with some GPU?
Steve would have had this issue addressed by now.
Huh? Are you serious? What has that got to do with it?
In fact, this problem has been around since long before Steve Jobs passed away. Even this discussion thread was started one year ago. What's more, in my experience Apple has a significant and long history of NOT listening to its users when it believes it knows better or just can't be bothered, and instead dictating (with what I consdier to be an air of arrogance) what it thinks is best for the end user. As an Apple eater, I choose to put up with that kind of attitude only because over all they do manage to produce a product I am more happy with than what the major competition comes up with (Microsoft, for instance... whose Internet Explorer I have hardly used since the day Firefox was first released on Windows computers).
May I humbly suggest we refrain from irrellevant statements about Jobs now that he has passed on. I don't think it adds anything of use to the discussion.
As of Safari 6, tabs are still clunky, re-rendering every time you go back. Very annoying.
That's not good news. I haven't tried Safari 6, but was hoping it would be free of these significant bugs. Thanks for letting me know. Bummer. Hopefully a less buggy 6.x is on the way... before I upgrade to the Mountain cat.
All the best...
no its not ok
SAFARI 6.0.2 looses ability to
1) RELOAD TABS or
2) OPEN NEW TABS or
3) GO BACK/FORWARD
at least ONCE A DAY
(WHEN THIS BUG OCCURS - AND I CAN REMEMBER HAVING THIS EVER SINCE AFTER 5.0.3 - THE ONLY THING SAFARI IS ABLE TO DO IS TO POPUP
A TAB FORCE RELOAD SUGGESTION, WHICH IF ACCEPTED KILLS CONTEXT ON ALL TABS )
THE STRANGE FACT IS THAT
WHEN THIS FORCE RLOAD TABS THING happens, one can continue to surf the web following links inside open tabs, so the rendering engine is potentially OK
WHEN THIS FORCE RELOAD TABS THING happens EVEN TRYING TO OPEN A JPEG ON THE LOCAL FILESYSTEM POPS UP
A TAB FORCE RELOAD SUGGESTION
I TOLD APPLE ABOUT THIS BUG A HUNDRED TIMES AND IT AMAZES ME
HOW THIS ISSUE IS STILL THERE
TO ME THEY HAVE TO REWRITE THE ALL THING FROM THE GROUND UP
OR MAYBE JUST DELETE THAT PIECE OF CODE THAT POPS UP THIS BLOCKING
IN THE MEANTIME I WILL SWITCH TO GOOGLE CHROME
CANT STAND THIS SAFARI BEHAVIOUR NO MORE