address bar/Cache problems

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by millymolly, Dec 8, 2006.

  1. millymolly macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2006
    when I start to type in a certain address in Safari I am taken to a page on web site that I don't want and I cannot get back to their home page.
    I have clicked on reset and emptied the Cache but still get all the web pages on the drop down list from address bar. Even tried going in through Google but get same page, is this a Safari problem or the Web site can anyone help.
  2. gekko513 macrumors 603


    Oct 16, 2003
    When you start typing and Safari suggests something you don't want, just ignore it and continue typing. If you've typed in everything and Safari still wants to add something behind it, just hit delete or backspace once. That'll remove whatever Safari suggested. Then hit enter and you should be taken where you want to go.

    However, the site itself may redirect you to load a different page if they want. This could be the case since you say you end up at the "wrong" place even if you go through google. Maybe the exact site you try to visit doesn't exist (as it used to), or maybe you have the wrong address?
  3. CEAbiscuit macrumors 6502a


    Jun 28, 2006
    The Kitchen
    You mention "reset" but did you try "Reset Safari." That should work and clear url history... but if you already tried it, not sure what the issue is.
  4. millymolly thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2006
    Done deed

    yes re set Safari. Will keep plodding on bound to get there in the end, maybe site has a problem with iMacs friend can't get there home page either.

    thanks CB

  5. millymolly thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2006

    what a dunce, should have worked that one out for myself, no problem nothing to do with me just a bit thick when learning Mac to many years on a PC
    Thank you very helpful

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