Links on webpages don't work until relaunch Safari

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by monta17, Dec 25, 2011.

  1. monta17 macrumors member

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    #1
    I have just got a new MacBook Pro with Lion installed. Quite a few times during the day when I go to a webpage (various pages) and click on a link - nothing happens. Nothing at all. It's just like the links are not links. If I quit Safari and relaunch and go to the same page the links work just fine. Besides being annoying, it just isn't right. Does anyone know what's going on?
    I never had this problem with my old MacBook Pro running Snow Leopard.
    Thanks.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Rather than relaunching Safari, have you tried refreshing the page? Clearing your cache?
     
  3. fisherking macrumors 603

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    this happens to me (and apparently a lot of other people) in safari, clicking on links to apple support pages (ironic; problems with apple's own site...).

    reloading the page (command-R) brings up the page (as GGJStudios suggests...)
     
  4. cas85 macrumors regular

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    The only time I've had that happen to me are on the same family of sites...Lifehacker, Gizmodo, etc...

    However, this only requires a refresh and it happens in more browsers than safari.

    I can't recall having your problem in any browser on my mac in lion or SL. Hope they fix it for you.
     
  5. monta17 thread starter macrumors member

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    Sorry that I'm late getting back to this (holiday stuff).

    I appreciate the info that has been given, however even refreshing the page does not help resolve this issue. The page is just there and responds to absolutely nothing.
    I made a quick video when this happened the other day and I'm going to see if there is any way to attach it.
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    What about clearing the cache, as I suggested?
     
  7. monta17 thread starter macrumors member

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    You might be right.
    I cleaned the cache AND reset safari (suggested by Apple).
    Thanks for a great suggestion.

    I will have to see if it worked. Fingers crossed.
     

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