sorry for takin so long to report back, been swamped, anyway, tried a new user acct and safari seems to work fine. I even went back into my regular acct, and again Safari seems to work fine. Its strange though, I dont think my problem is solved, I have had it work properly a few times since this problem came up. Gonna spend a couple of days testing, then i'll post back.
Ditto, same issues. Upgrading to Safari 6.0.4 and OSX 10.8.3 does not fixt this issue.
Lots of comments about this issue, none have found any solutions..... grrr.
SamsaDX - somehow I missed your response, sorry.
Did you resolve this - if not, does it still work in a new/guest account ?
any other example sites/links ?
So I just cracked the box and opened up a brand new Mac book pro shipped direct from apple. Just arrived in my hot and greedy hands today via UPS.
One other bit of info. After resetting Safari, quitting and then reopening, the first apple.com web page I land on, the top grey buttons work but only one time. I can click on the button in the apple page for "mac" and it takes me to the mac page. Then I cannot clik on any other grey top buttons from their. Also the mac modle select option that appear just below this bar do not work with standard click, only secondary click on the touchpad. I just noticed this same behavior on the
On this MacBook Pro no ad-block or web filters yet installed. I did have these on the Mac mini, bur removed all plugins, including ad-block and Flash. Same problem on all user logins, even the admin account both Macs.
Someone save me, tell me I am not crazy!!!
FOUND IT.... I think....
I am using a NetGear router with the OpenDNS parental controls turned on.
Interesting enough just turning it off for a second to click on the link and then turning it back on and the links continue to work.
I am no Safari debug wizard, but when this was not working I was seeing a "fail to load" warning in the debug console and it was referencing some type of name for a tracking url.
It cannot be solely cookie based either because this fix persist even after I clear my history and use the option to Reset Safari.
Can anyone expand on my findings?
or possibly opendns blocking it ?
tested here & opendns doesn't cause that problem, but if you use one of their optional services, then certain content could be blocked. It's often recommended here though, so there would have been complaints already if it were common, perhaps.
The url that appears to be tripping up due to OpenDNS running on the router is:
The Safari error console reported the following for metrics.apple.com:
"Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 403 (Forbidden)"
What is odd about this OpenDNS error with metrics.apple.com is that I do not have the same problem in any other browsers on Windows XP or Windows 7 machines using FireFox. You would think that since this an issue with my router providing DNS redirection on the whole LAN, that this error would follow across multiple browsers and operating systems. It appears to be only limited to computers running OSX and Safari.
while the metrics.apple may well be blocked, that shouldn't itself trouble the page code & operation. The metrics one is usually a long url sending info on browser, resolution, installed plug-ins,OS etc. On these discussions and the https version of apple they use securemetrics.apple.com...
again, opendns doesn't block/affect those here - are you using a business or other paid-for/extended option with them ?
andyBall - Thank you so much for the dialog on this issue. I think we have narrowed this down to my router and the openDNS parental control service.
NetGear partners with openDNS. You get a paid OpenDNS account, then the NetGear router downloads a custom generated blacklist/whitelist into the router. You manage the list on the OpenDNS website, then your router pulls down the list and runs the known blacklist/whitelist locally, and then DNS queries go through OpenDNS.
I whitelisted metrics.apple.com and apple.com and everything works in Safari. Remove the whitelist, and it does not work again. OpenDNS also has a bypass application that you can run on the local machine to register your Mac/IP address, and get direct access to the ISP’s DNS bypassing the Netgear routers’s OpenDNS.