12 Replies Latest reply: Oct 30, 2012 5:43 PM by thehappysymptom
Macproplus Level 1 Level 1

Help! The cover flow in safari only displays bottom half of the window, see the picture below,

cover flow 1.jpg

However, those pages that can not be previewed show in full height of the window:

cover flow 2.jpg

Any solution would be highly appreciated!!!


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
Reply by Carolyn Samit on Mar 15, 2012 2:22 PM Helpful

Ok..

 

Maybe an extension or plugin issues...

 

From your Safari menu bar click Safari > Preferences then select the Extensions tab. If you have any installed, turn that OFF, quit then relaunch Safari to test.

 

If it's not an extensions issue, back to the menu bar click Safari > Preferences > Security.

 

Deselect: Enable plug ins. Quit then relaunch Safari to test.

 

If that helped, then you have one or more Safari add ons causing this.

 

Follow the instructions for troubleshooting plugins here > Safari: Unsupported third-party add-ons may cause Safari to unexpectedly quit or have performance issues

 

If it's not a plugin issue, go to ~/Library/Preferences. Move the com.apple.Safari.plist file from the Preferences folder to the Desktop.

 

Quit then relaunch Safari to test. If that helped, move the .pilst file to the Trash. If not, move it back to the Preferences folder.

 

 

 

 

edited by:  cs

Reply by Taughm on Jun 22, 2012 6:33 AM Helpful

The image displayed in Safari cover flow looks like it corresponds to what was displayed in the browser when the snapshot was captured. I was able to get a better cover flow image by deleting the bookmark and clearing the cache, then lengthening the browser window and re-visiting the page.

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  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.safari
    Safari

    Hi...

     

    Try deleting the cache associated with Safari.

     

    Quit Safari.

     

    Go to ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.Safari/Cache.db

     

    Move that Cache.db file to the Trash.

     

    Relaunch Safari to test. If that didn't help go back to ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.Safari

     

    Move the Webpage Previews folder to the Trash.

     

    Quit then relaunch Safari to test.

  • Macproplus Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks very much for your quick reply. I deleted Cache.db in users/~~/library/caches/com.apple.safari/cache.db as you mentioned, and restarted safari, but it does not work.

  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.safari
    Safari

    Did you delete the Webpage Previews folder as I mentioned ?

  • Macproplus Level 1 Level 1

    I just did that, still it does not work.

    and the previews in the folder of Webpage Preview also show in half height of pages:

    4952E9DE1ABE320FA6E5D900454A3F9A copy.png

  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.safari
    Safari

    Ok..

     

    Maybe an extension or plugin issues...

     

    From your Safari menu bar click Safari > Preferences then select the Extensions tab. If you have any installed, turn that OFF, quit then relaunch Safari to test.

     

    If it's not an extensions issue, back to the menu bar click Safari > Preferences > Security.

     

    Deselect: Enable plug ins. Quit then relaunch Safari to test.

     

    If that helped, then you have one or more Safari add ons causing this.

     

    Follow the instructions for troubleshooting plugins here > Safari: Unsupported third-party add-ons may cause Safari to unexpectedly quit or have performance issues

     

    If it's not a plugin issue, go to ~/Library/Preferences. Move the com.apple.Safari.plist file from the Preferences folder to the Desktop.

     

    Quit then relaunch Safari to test. If that helped, move the .pilst file to the Trash. If not, move it back to the Preferences folder.

     

     

     

     

    edited by:  cs

  • Macproplus Level 1 Level 1

    I did all you suggested. But the problem remains.

    I find another interesting thing: for very very few webpages it can display in full height, like "http://store.apple.com/us", see below

    3333333.jpg

    the rest webpages remain displaying in half height of the window:

    444444.jpg

  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.safari
    Safari

    Try Safari in another user account. If you see the same problem there, that can be an indication the startup disk needs repairing or the Mac OS X reinstalled.

     

    You need to use Lion Recovery for that.

  • Macproplus Level 1 Level 1

    Same thing to other accounts. I found this problem long time ago, may be from the first time I used this laptop (MacBook Pro Mid 2010 i5). At first I thought this was normal and did not care about  it. Do you think it is caused by the disk or Mac OS issues, since the problem exits when the laptop was new.

  • Macproplus Level 1 Level 1

    I just installed Safari for PC in my desktop to test it. Same thing happens there: cover flow only displays half height. So I guess this is not a issue with my laptop. It is something related to Safari App itself. Stilll, thanks you very much for your help

  • Taughm Level 1 Level 1

    The image displayed in Safari cover flow looks like it corresponds to what was displayed in the browser when the snapshot was captured. I was able to get a better cover flow image by deleting the bookmark and clearing the cache, then lengthening the browser window and re-visiting the page.

  • thehappysymptom Level 1 Level 1

    I've had this problem for a long, long time (Since at least Safari 4).  Nothing seems to fix it, and it's a bummer because it honestly makes the bookmark coverflow feature less usefull.

  • thehappysymptom Level 1 Level 1

    Thought I'd update the thread-

    I posted this in the apple bug reporter (required me to get a developer account, which is really strange), but I don't think we'll see any solution.  I noticed that many, many sites cannot be screencapped.  The secured sites (email, amazon) don't work, of course.  But other sites like Boing Boing won't ever work either - which doesn't make sense.  Go figure.

     

    This seems like a semi-broken feature that will probably see an update in the future, or be removed entirely.