Pages reload when swiping back in Safari, is it a bug that will be fixed?

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  1. TheJing, Jul 25, 2011
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    TheJing macrumors 6502a

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    Has anyone else noticed that? Is that a bug or is it supposed to be like that? It takes a few seconds before I can even start scrolling down and stuff. I find it very annoying especially since I'm in my summer house and my internet connection isn't very fast.
     
  2. CapnJackGig macrumors 6502a

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    Yep, cool animation, awful implementation. It also eats all of your ram and then moves on to your HD space. The longer you leave it open the slower and more unstable it gets.
     
  3. Peruvian macrumors regular

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    yes I agree its annoying... hopefully there will be a solution for it...
     
  4. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_9 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8E501 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Mine doesn't reload. How much ram do you have?
     
  5. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    I have 4 GB and it happens to me. Really annoying. It usually happens when I switch tabs, not when I swipe back.
     
  6. stillmatic macrumors member

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    I hate that it does that. Did it in the beta, too. It's been improved since it was first implemented, so I'm hoping they get it right eventually, but the reload is so damn unnecessary and takes away from the smoothness.
     
  7. Julien macrumors G3

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    I have been trying to figure out what the hell it is doing. It doesn't refresh but it take a second or 2 to reload. When you swipe you can see the page as it was then it does a "quick" "reload" of some type. If you try and scroll immediately before the reload it scrolls to the top of the page.

    Since he page is there when you swipe why does it need to reload? If it is reloading why not refreshing too?
     
  8. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_9 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8E501 Safari/6533.18.5)

    I have 10gb never reloads on me. I'll keep this in mind tho since I want to get a MBA.
     
  9. Kahnyl macrumors 68000

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    On a forum like this it'd be pretty crappy if it didn't refresh when you swiped back to the thread listing. I like it.
     
  10. tigres macrumors 68040

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    Reloads on my MBA 4g all the time. Nice feature !

    Love it when you do a google and look at the bottom of the search page, then back... goes to the top and reloads. Awesome productivity!!

    /s

    add:
    when I swipe back activity monitor shows safari spikes up to 28% cpu just to load the previous/or forward page.
     
  11. Julien macrumors G3

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    It is NOT refreshing. It is just reloading in the same state.
     
  12. Goldfrapp, Jul 25, 2011
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    What makes you think it's a bug? You do realize that two-finger swiping is same as using back/forward buttons. And lemme ask you this: when you click on the back/forward buttons, what happens? Riiiiight, a blue progress bar loads in the address bar, which means restoring, hence the restoring when you swipe with two fingers as well.
     
  13. Julien macrumors G3

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    ...but again it's NOT refreshing.
     
  14. Goldfrapp macrumors 68040

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    But you do get my point, right?

    Anyway, I've edited my previous post to eliminate the ambiguity.
     
  15. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    Except that it also occurs frequently when you switch to an opened tab.
     
  16. paulsalter macrumors 68000

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    I have this refreshing issue as well

    For me it seems to be the additional Java download that caused it, if I disable Javascript the issue goes away

    but then I have problems on other sites
     
  17. Goldfrapp macrumors 68040

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    Well, that is a whole different issue.

    So long as we're clear on the fact that "taking a few seconds before you can even start scrolling down and stuff" is NOT a bug.
     
  18. southerndoc macrumors 6502a

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    Mine also isn't refreshing. Prior to upgrading to Lion, when I hit the back button while on this forum, it would mark threads I just read as already read. Now when I hit the back button, everything is bolded as if no thread has been read.

    Is there a setting to change this, or is it just the new design?
     
  19. paulsalter macrumors 68000

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    looks like new design

    I have tried in Safari, Firefox and Chrome and can't get old behaviour back

    Just have to use CMD+R more to keep refreshing the page
     
  20. basher macrumors 6502

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    I found the same to be true. I have 8GB of RAM and from what others are writing I don't think the behavior is RAM related.
     
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  23. jkcmac macrumors newbie

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    I have no problem whatever with these new feature, in fact I love these feature. last time I used to open a new page when I wanted to open a link but now these new feature works for me. it refresh when moving fore and back.

    some time the slow refresh might be due to the broadband speed in my area. which are normal to me. :)
     
  24. MacRuler macrumors 6502

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    disabling java and javascript solve the problem for me
     
  25. paulsalter macrumors 68000

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    does it refresh from cache or from the website?

    ie
    after you have read this post and scrolled back a page, is this topic marked as read or still bolded
     

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