How to stop Safari auto-refresh when going back?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by RiseDarthVader, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. RiseDarthVader macrumors member

    Aug 5, 2012
    So whenever I go back to a previous page in Safari it auto-refreshes it. I find this very annoying especially on websites/forums with a lot of traffic that if I want to go back and read an interesting topic I saw from the title it ends up being lost into the deepest reaches of the internet. How do I stop this?
  2. barredfreak macrumors 6502

    Jan 9, 2012
    I think that there is a way to do this, but it requires activating Safari's Debug menu and Terminal, which can easily get very complicated.

    I suggest using another browser, like Chrome or Firefox. They do not come with these issues.
  3. admwright macrumors regular

    Sep 11, 2008
    One way to avoid this is to CMD-Click to open the links in new tabs so that the original page is not changed. Then just close the tabs when you are finished with them.
  4. RiseDarthVader thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 5, 2012
    How do I do it with the debug menu and terminal? I'm a very confident Windows user and shouldn't have trouble with this sort of stuff on OS X.

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