Safari tabs not closing....

Discussion in 'Mac Applications and Mac App Store' started by Hephaestus, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Apr 4, 2010
    Does anyone else experience this issue? It seems to happen to me a lot. When I'm on Safari and I have multiple tabs, sometimes when I click the mouse on the small X button the tab does not close, it just doesn't detect the click. When I move the cursor away for a second and bring it back it then works. Only happens in Safari so Im guessing its just a bug. Anyone else?
  2. macrumors 601

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    No. (Safari 4.0.5 with OS 10.5.8)

    And yours?
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 4, 2010
    Safari is 4.0.5 and OS is 10.6.3
  4. macrumors 601

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    Not a bug. Could be your mouse. Try another one to test that theory.
  5. macrumors regular

    Mar 17, 2007
    In the woods
    Mines been doing that also. Its not only this ver of Safari, or OS as it did it before I upgraded. You can click and see the graphic change and know its been clicked but it doesn't always close like the OP says and sometimes on mine its like time delayed. I've tried different mice and keyboards and so far no clue.

    Some days it doesn't happen at all and some, several times a day. Not the mice and its not the sites, cause its totally random.

    I'm on Safari Version 4.0.5 (6531.22.7) and Snow leopard 10.6.3
  6. macrumors newbie

    Jun 8, 2010
    This absolutely happens to me, and is continuing in Safari 5.

    It only occurs when I attempt to close the active tab, and can be fixed by activating another tab and then closing it. I have safari stand installed
  7. macrumors newbie

    Jun 21, 2010
    Has been happening to me for a few weeks now - I have reinstalled Safari 5 in the hopes that it'll fix it, but not sure what's causing it unfortunately. :(
  8. macrumors newbie

    Jun 2, 2008
    Appear to be getting this too. Also happens when I try closing a Safari windows (red x). Thought it might well be the mouse (magic mouse), but other aspects of the screen / finder seem to work fine.
  9. macrumors newbie

    Sep 5, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    me too...

    I am having this problem too, with both a magic mouse on my MP and the glass pad on my MBP…completely frustrating...
  10. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 14, 2010
    Having this exact same problem on Safari 5, and OS 10.6.4. It's my only beef with Safari :(
  11. macrumors newbie

    Jan 28, 2010
    Essex, UK
    I have the same problem, I have never had an issue when using cmd+w to close the window; but yeah, it's not just you thats annoyed by this.

    It's getting on my nerves.
  12. macrumors newbie

    Feb 1, 2011
    yep, im having the same problem. its getting very annoying now.
  13. macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    You can use Command+W to close any tab, or Command+E to close all tabs but the current one. Just click File in Safari and you'll see the keyboard shortcuts. In this case, it's faster than using the mouse or trackpad.

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