2 Replies Latest reply: Dec 26, 2012 12:09 AM by wildBore
Timothy Miller Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)

We're on Safari 6.0.2.

 

Sometimes I keep tabs open in Safari for awhile, before I get around to reading the page. Lately, I've been noticing some tabs lose their URLs. When it happens, it usually happens to several tabs all at once, or all open tabs. Otherwise the browser continues to work normally.

 

So, the web page's title remains on the tab, and the title displays at the top of the browser window. But the URL bar is empty. "Reload all tabs" does not restore the URL, nor does "Reopen All Windows From Last Session."

 

The only way I can figure out to re-open the page is to search for the title in a search engine.

 

Is this a bug or a feature? Can anyone explain why it is happening or what I can do to prevent it?

 

I've noticed a few similar recent questions on the forum, all un-answered.

 

Thanks in advance, Tim


MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • 1. Re: Tabs lose their URLs
    Timothy Miller Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)

    I guess I should have mentioned -- when the tab's URL is lost, the page can no longer be viewed. I just have a blank browser window.

  • 2. Re: Tabs lose their URLs
    wildBore Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    My friend has the exact same issue, and we can't seem to find anything else on the internet that even resembles the problem except this other Apple discussion thread.

     

    She's running Safari 6.0.2 on Lion and this issue is pushing her to use other browsers because Safari loses some or all of the tabs she had open.

     

    Almost every time she quits and reopens Safari, this issue causes a few or most of the tabs to be blank (like completely white blank) with "Search Google or enter an address" in the address bar and nothing left but the original title of the tab at the top of the window, exactly as described above. It isn't clear why only some of the tabs are usually lost, but it seems like older tabs are lost first.

     

    Please, any suggestions would be helpful.

     

    Thanks