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Stevp1

macrumors regular
Original poster
Dec 8, 2003
171
11
Hello all. Ventura 13.0 with Safari 16.1. MacBook pro 15" Retina. Not sure if it's a Safari bug or Ventura.

When I quit and then reopen Safari, some of the windows randomly open blank instead of having the tabs present when closing. Not using tab groups, just multiple windows open with multiple tabs.

Funny thing is, this only started yesterday. No changes to the machine recently.

I've seen others discussing a similar bug, but it seems those are related to tab groups.

Anybody have any info on this? Or seeing the same behavior?


Thanks!
 

asokawotulo

macrumors newbie
Jan 1, 2023
1
0
I'm seeing the same behavior on my mac as well. I'm using a MacBook Pro 16" M1 Pro on Ventura 13.1 with Safari 16.2.

When I quit then reopen Safari, the number of windows I previously had open are the same but none of the tabs I had open are there just multiple windows with a single tab.

EDIT:
It seems for me that it only affects private tabs (this wasn't the case before).
Non-private tabs reopen after quitting just fine
 
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Tapper

macrumors member
Dec 30, 2013
53
12
Los Angeles, CA
I'm seeing the same behavior on my mac as well. I'm using a MacBook Pro 16" M1 Pro on Ventura 13.1 with Safari 16.2.

When I quit then reopen Safari, the number of windows I previously had open are the same but none of the tabs I had open are there just multiple windows with a single tab.

EDIT:
It seems for me that it only affects private tabs (this wasn't the case before).
Non-private tabs reopen after quitting just fine
Yes, same here. After restarting Safari my private tabs were not restored. Latest Safari on Monterey.
 

wchadw

macrumors newbie
Jan 6, 2023
4
0
i have a customer that has had something similar since going to 13.0.1 where his pinned tabs just disappear sometimes when he closes safari. or some of them shows as icons and others will show as full page when they had been pinned icons...
 

LanTao

macrumors newbie
Jan 1, 2018
14
3
It's always disappointing when you search online for a problem you're experiencing and all you can find is people having the same issues but no solution.

I upgraded Safari on macOS to 16.3 on two computers: one refuses to reopen private tabs after a browser restart, instead opening normal windows with one empty tab; the other works as expected. I sent feedback to Apple but radars are a thing of the past so no hope of even acknowledgement of the problem.
 

LanTao

macrumors newbie
Jan 1, 2018
14
3
This bug seems to have been resolved with Safari 16.4 and remains fixed with 16.4.1. Hurray!
 
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