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Question: Safari tabs auto closing instead of navigating to page

This was a problem a year or so ago and now starting about 6 weeks ago after an iOS update this has started happening on a regular basis again.


Basically I type in a web address, press enter, Safari takes several seconds to respond and then the tab closes. Simultaneous to this problem starting the browser began lagging again, so even when it does work it takes numerous seconds to navigate to a page despite having a solid internet connection with 70M service.


Has anyone figured out a fix to this browser issue? It's highly annoying and makes using Safari a bit tedious when pages are closing or taking long periods of time to load.

MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015), macOS Sierra (10.12.6)

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Nov 10, 2017 7:51 PM in response to OUGrad05 In response to OUGrad05

Safari/Preferences/Advanced - enable the Develop menu, then go there and Empty Caches. Quit/reopen Safari and test. Then try Safari/History/Show History and delete all history items. Quit/reopen Safari and test. You can also try try Safari/Clear History…. The down side is it clears all cookies. Doing this may cause some sites to no longer recognize your computer as one that has visited the web site. Go to Finder and select your user/home folder. With that Finder window as the front window, either select Finder/View/Show View options or go command - J. When the View options opens, check ’Show Library Folder’. That should make your user library folder visible in your user/home folder. Select Library/Caches/com.apple.Safari/Cache.db and move it to the trash.


Go to Safari Preferences/Extensions and turn all extensions off. Test. If okay, turn the extensions on one by one until you figure out what extension is causing the problem.


Safari Corruption See post by Linc Davis


Safari Reset


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