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vmfromfl Level 1 (5 points)

After insaling Safari 7 and updating to Mavericks afterwards, Web Inspector is "behaving" - initial window is gray backgound. Once I resize Web Inspector window it shows up properly, but unles resized it stays gray no matter the page, tab or window. Any ideas?

Safari 7, OS X Mavericks (10.9)
  • vmfromfl Level 1 (5 points)

    This was resolved by closing Safari, deleting /Library/Caches/ file. Web Inspector shows normally now.

  • schmooser Level 1 (0 points)

    Unfortunately, that doesn't help me. Have deleted both /Library/Caches/ and ~/Library/Caches/, still gray background.

  • vmfromfl Level 1 (5 points)

    I eventually went to clean instal due to few more glitches and issues and Inspector is showing properly straight up now. I know this is least desired option for anyone, but that was third major OSX upgrade so it was a time to go clean.

  • schmooser Level 1 (0 points)

    Finally it solved after reboot.

  • zeebe Level 1 (100 points)

    I have noticed after a reboot it will come back after time. I do not want to be constantly rebooting my machine either. Can I ask, what machine you guys are running? I am seeing this issue occur on one of my 4 machines, my 24" iMac,3.0.6 GHz, 6GB RAM, 10.9 Build 13A603.

    ***** as this is my main work machine.

  • vmfromfl Level 1 (5 points)

    I am on 27" Mid 2011 iMac, 3.1 GHz, 8GB RAM. Using Web Inspectror relatively often, and no more issues after clean reinstal.

  • schmooser Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm on Mac Mini 2010, Core 2 Duo 2.4, 8GB RAM. Mavericks from Apple Store, don't know build number.


    I found as workaround that when Inspector not docked then everything is fine.

  • Teebo Level 1 (25 points)

    I had the same problem.

    A quick fix: place you mouse at the top of the inspector until your mouse changes to the double arrow pointer. If you change the siez of the inspectore, it will show up.

    Changing the window size works too.

  • zeebe Level 1 (100 points)

    Teebo, THANKS so much, this works and means I do NOT have to do a clean install on this machine. If I could give you points, I would!!


  • zeebe Level 1 (100 points)


    Another good idea that works, thanks for your suggestion too!!

  • vmfromfl Level 1 (5 points)

    Just to note you all that issue appears again, no matter fresh installation. Resizing it a bit resolves temporarily but this is certainly is not a permanent solution.

  • James Brancaccio Level 1 (60 points)

    I was also having this same issue and it looks like resizing the web inspector box does "fix" it. Rebooting the computer resolves the issue for a few hours if that. I've gone ahead and submitted the issue to the Safari engineering team so hopefully, fingers crossed we can get this resolved soon!

  • Yurgeman Level 1 (0 points)

    the same problem on the iMac 27 i5 (2010).

    way James Brancaccio - works, thanks.

    But this is not the solution

  • merqlove Level 1 (0 points)

    Another solution:

    Turn Hiding On of Dock to ON state.

    When dock is hidden this bug is out.


    I don't know why it is, and i said about this crap to Apple at Bugreports center in October/November., with VIDEO and so on.

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