Safari 6.0 - Going to previous page

NYR99

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Original poster
Dec 30, 2007
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Hello, whenever I am browsing the web with Safari, every time I swipe to go back a page or use the back button, I have to wait a sec or two for the previous page I was on to reload before I scroll or do anything. On Chrome I didn't have to wait at all. Is this normal?
 

NYR99

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Dec 30, 2007
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This is normal behavior for Safari. It refreshes the previous page when you go back to it.
Ya, I figured. Chrome refreshes it too, it just does it so much faster. I like everything about Safari except for this. Hopefully they will improve upon this.
 

boomboom2

macrumors regular
Apr 12, 2012
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Yeah, I made a topic about this as well. It's super aggravating. It's the main thing keeping me switching from Chrome.
 

sine-nomine

macrumors regular
Jul 25, 2007
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Finer stores everywhere.
For me, Safari seems to only "pretend" refresh.

I've tested it on pages with frequently-changed content that doesn't automatically update itself, such as forum pages: I'll open a forum page in three windows, go to another page in one of them, refresh the page in a second, and then go back in the first, which then agrees with the 3rd page I've left alone, not with the more recently-refreshed page.
I don't know what Safari is actually doing, but it's (at least in these instances) not actually refreshing the page when I go back.
 

RustyIron

macrumors newbie
Nov 17, 2009
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I've noticed this effect only recently. It's most evident when browsing vbulletin forums. The delay for the reload is such an annoyance that I might switch to Chrome if I can't come up with a good Safari solution.