Blurry text safari?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Namysome, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. Namysome macrumors newbie

    Aug 18, 2010
    When using Safari on my 2011 MBA 13'' the text is all of a sudden getting blurry. Now, this only happens sometimes. But, it is getting annoying. Not sure why it keeps getting blurry. Anyone else out there experiencing this?
    Any idea what the reason could be?

  2. bp1000 macrumors 65816

    Jul 7, 2011
    Isn't it something to do with swipe gestures, when you swipe back, it has a momentary blur as it re-draws the page from memory.
  3. Dunbar macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    I just posted about this in the Lion forum and Safari compresses the cached version of the page. So when you swipe fwd/back you momentarily see the saved version of the page that is compressed (before it reloads the page.) I'm new to OSX but I imagine this is a holdover from before multi touch gestures to preserve memory. Chrome doesn't do this and is just as fast. Too bad gestures don't work as smoothly as Safari and you lose the animations.
  4. erasr macrumors 6502

    Sep 18, 2007
    Yeah I noticed this on day one of getting my Air. Like they say, it's just when reloading up pages (swiping back etc).
  5. 123Julie macrumors newbie

    Oct 5, 2011
    Any solution?

    I have the same problem. Sometimes when I scroll the text in Safari goes blurry, and it never fixes itself. I have to close and reopen. I also have a new 13" MBA. Is there a way to make it clear again once it happens?
  6. DieterRams macrumors regular

    Aug 3, 2010
    Can you elaborate on this? I take it the text you see on screen as it moves looks blurry but I think that's just simply because it's moving. But then you say it doesn't "fix itself" so that sounds odd. Because if it's what I just mentioned, it should "fix itself" when the page stops moving.
  7. erasr macrumors 6502

    Sep 18, 2007
    I've noticed only maybe 3 times in 2 months that it's not really gone back to normal. It's normally happening when going back to the previous page and Safari probably does this to load the page quicker, then fixes the sharpness of text once the page loads.

    I've noticed the fuzziness in a normal way that it does it, as I say when going back a page, notice that every day.
  8. ronalddezino macrumors newbie


    Dec 21, 2009
    Sometimes Safari accidentally triggers the 'pinch to zoom' gesture on the trackpad, which zooms in the page a fraction, which then makes the text on the page blurry for some reason. The solution is to 'pinch to zoom' outwards (zoom out) – this should make everything look normal again.
  9. WritingBiker macrumors newbie

    Oct 18, 2011
    Safari blurs for me, too

    Yes, I've been having this problem on my new 11-inch MacBook Air, too! I'll be surfing on Safari, and all of a sudden, the text gets blurry and the screen is frozen. The only thing I can do is close out of the page and open up Safari again. Very annoying! Anybody have a way to fix this? I've tried doing the finger motions to draw the text together, but nothing works but closing out. Argh!!


    Well, I've temporarily fixed the problem by going into System Preferences - Trackpad and deselecting the Zoom feature. I might want that in other cases, but not when I'm browsing -- especially when it seems to make Safari freeze for some reason.
  10. jshbckr macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2007
    Minneapolis, MN
    Any solution for this?

    My wife's MacBook Air (11-inch) does this in Safari and apparently it just happened in Mail, too.
  11. RJJNY macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2011
    Still hasn't been fixed, seems to be happening more often for me on the new MBA which has the added annoyance of having lost the original trackpad zoom gestures.
  12. VFXrishi macrumors newbie

    Mar 16, 2012
    Same thing happening to me...

    I'm experiencing the same thing. It actually just happened a few minutes ago. Hopefully, someone finds out what's happening. If I find anything, I'll post it here.

  13. eldigo, Apr 14, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2012

    eldigo macrumors newbie

    Apr 14, 2012
    Between the moon and the stars
    +1. I know I pinched some gesture or other to cause it. Question is: What gesture?..? (Wasn't on a Macbook Air either)
  14. toutla macrumors newbie


    Aug 10, 2011
    Same thing happening on my MBP 13"

    just occasionally...but when browsing the text on the page goes blurry and the screen freezes. I can open a new tab and keep browsing, so its not the whole safari app, but just that window. anyone find a fix, other than closing and reopening safari?
  15. PodPacker macrumors regular


    Oct 23, 2006
    Multi Touch Issue

    Dude, you are accidentally activating the zoom function on the trackpad. Use the pinch to zoom out gesture and you will be OK. It's not a software or hardware issue, it's an operator error. Sorry to be the guy to tell you that. Enjoy your MacBook air.
  16. tonyburkhart macrumors regular


    Jan 24, 2010
    bingo! That worked for me on my MBA i5 4GB, running 10.7.3 with Safari 5.1.5. Thanks :D:apple:
  17. Stetrain macrumors 68040

    Feb 6, 2009
    You can also just do Command-0 (zero) to reset the scaling to default in Safari.

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