Links not opening in Safari iOS 5 GM

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  1. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    #1
    Im running iOS 5 GM and clicking on links inside of posts opens a new tab but nothing comes on the screen. Oddly clicking on posts in any board works fine, just clicking on a link inside a post, like a link to an article or a YouTube video. Copying the link and pasting it into the address bar takes me to the site as expected.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    I saw this bug in a few betas but it's still present in the GM. The workaround I use is to go back to your previous tab, then the new tab will load in the background. Definitely odd.
     
  3. ZBoater thread starter macrumors G3

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  5. dread macrumors 6502a

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    same here and switching between tabs can get laggy as well. I guess I'm going back to atomic until this is fixed. Safari is awesome otherwise. Very fast and the bookmark bar works great.
     
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  7. Quad5Ny macrumors 6502a

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    I also noticed this.

    It must have something to do with the broken "Open new tabs in background" setting. Which if I remember correctly works just as long as you don't ever switch it to off. Once switched, changing it back does nothing.
     
  8. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    Yep, tabs are definitely a bit broken in iOS 5 GM. Shame, really.
     
  9. Defender2010 macrumors 68030

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    Unfortunately the GM still as quite a few bugs. Roll on 5.0.1 if the GM build does not change...l
     
  10. Stangs55 macrumors 6502a

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    I've got this is my GM...any word on if it's there in the public release?
     
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  12. mcdj, Oct 13, 2011
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    mcdj macrumors 604

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    Can report this is still an issue in the public release (same as GM I know, but just sayin).

    REALLY annoying.

    *EDIT* I can't seem to reproduce the issue anywhere but macrumors. Anyone else?
     
  13. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    Yep, still there and incredibly annoying. Not sure how on earth this got by the testers, since it's something I encountered with 5 minutes of using iOS 5.
     
  14. asleep macrumors 68040

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  15. urbanj macrumors regular

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    I found when clicking an external link if I just hold it and manually select open in new tab it works just fine. Definitely sucks though.
     
  16. Stangs55 macrumors 6502a

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    Clicking a different tab and then clicking back fixes it...but this is a silly oversight...
     
  17. Megalobyte macrumors 6502a

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    I'm having the same exact issue, though on my iphone 4s. Glad it's not just me.
     
  18. Edge800 macrumors newbie

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    IPad2 issues with tabs

    Im having issues in web pages with opening tabs/links. One wep page in particular; my online banking. Is this a iPad problem or issue with my online banking web page?

    Thank you in advance,
    Wayne
     

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