is it possible to disable safari's auto reload?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by tbluhp, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. tbluhp macrumors 6502a

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    in safari 5.1 (lion os) about half of the time when multiple tabs are open and I go back to a different tab safari will reload the site causing all unsaved work loss is there a way to disable this?
     
  2. Dream Loader macrumors newbie

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    It won't reload unless there's something on the website causing it reloading?
    Maybe when you're doing work, there's something like a java script causing it to reload?
     
  3. riker1384 macrumors regular

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    This is happening to me too. I think it might be closing pages that I'm not looking at in order to save memory, then loading them again when I view them.

    Sometimes though, it reloads everything at once for no apparent reason.

    I find this auto-reloading very obnoxious, it causes several different problems. Lost typing, losing the previous version of a page that has changed, and so forth. I would really like to find a way to disable it.
     
  4. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Carry-over from the iOS version? This happens on the iPad Safari all the time. Most annoying. :mad:
     
  5. BJB Productions macrumors 65816

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    Happens to me daily. I had a huge thread I was writing here, then when I was literally about to post, I flipped over to another tab for a second, then came back, and it reloaded my page losing all my work.
     
  6. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Sounds like a good reason to avoid Safari.

    If safari does this re-download in IOS, wouldn't that cause an unnecessary increase in your data usage? With data getting more expensive all the time, I would think that is a bad idea.
     
  7. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

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    Why does Chrome work so much better and faster on my Mac?
     

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