10.3.4 and Safari Tabbed Browsing

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by mkrishnan, Jun 6, 2004.

  1. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    A lot of people commented that tabbed browsing seems faster with 10.3.4 and it seems that way to me also; I was wondering if anyone else noticed these two problems becoming *worse* with the update to 10.3.4:

    1) Safari automatically switching tabs based on load completion. Like you click a link in one tab, and while its loading, you click on another tab to do something else. But Safari seems to much more often switch back to the first tab automatically when its close to finished loading. This is annoying because if you click on a bookmark bar link, and then the tab changes, it will overwrite the wrong tab with the new page! Sounds like it would be quite a coincidence, but it happens surprisingly often. :eek:

    2) I've also noticed pop-up blocker doesn't seem quite as effective. It used to pretty much never allow pop-ups that were unwanted, and now all of a sudden on sites I used to visit before the upgrade, it is passing one of the pop-up ads. :(

    Anyone else noticed either of these? Is there some prefs setting that's new that I need to update? :(
     
  2. stoid macrumors 601

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    I have noticed the completed page pull back, but with Pop-Up Blocker and third-party Pith Helmet, the ads that I see have dwindled to roughly zero. Hell, PithHelmet even blocks those stupid auction ads on eBay's front page! :D
     
  3. mkrishnan thread starter Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    Thanks! Yeah...up till now I had been happy without a 3rd party blocker. I think I will have to try something like pith helmet now.
     
  4. abhishekit macrumors 65816

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    For the tabs, I have the 'select new tabs as they open' not checked. So it never switches tabs. So, I can't really comment on this problem.

    But my pop up blocker is working fine, did not notice any pop ups since upgrading to 10.3.4

    cheers
     
  5. mkrishnan thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Is this the same as "Select new tabs as they are created" in the Tabs tab of the prefs? I have that unchecked already! :(
     
  6. abhishekit macrumors 65816

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    yah, thats the one i meant. Strange, it would still switch tabs.
     
  7. Elan0204 macrumors 65816

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    I've found that some pages seem to be coded such that attention is automatically drawn to them when they finish loading. For example, hotmail always seems to do this. I've never really noticed this issue with most sites, the only one that really sticks out is hotmail, since it always bothers me on that site since the pages tend to be slow to load.
     

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