Safari 8.0 address bar focus

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  1. timsaxman macrumors member

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    Hi

    I noticed that, when opening a new tab in Safari it doesn't automatically set focus on the adress bar. A trifle for many but I like it when you just hit cmd+t and then type the adress. Is there a setting for this or is it something removed or maybe they just forgot?
     
  2. laurihoefs macrumors 6502a

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    Seems to be a fairly common bug, it's also mentioned in these threads:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1758350
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1758428

    For now, there's no fix...
     
  3. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus

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    It's happening to some people, but not everyone. So far I haven't seen anyone come up with a solution to it yet.
     
  4. timsaxman thread starter macrumors member

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    Shame, but I guess it will be fixed soon enough.
     
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  6. opfor macrumors newbie

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    small freezes while typing

    Hello,

    I also have that problem and reported it via Feedback Assistant. I'm confident that it will be fixed in the next release. :)

    However I have another issue with the address bar that is when I'm typing about half the time there are small freezes after I press a key e.g. if I want to go to The Verge, my experience is like this: th<freeze>e<freeze>verge.com or if typing some subreddit reddit.com/r<freeze>/apple. The duration of these freezes is about 1-2s so it is not unusable but frustrating :(

    I tried disabling spotlight from the address bar, prerendering, and other options on that screen but did not make any difference.

    Anyone experiencing something like this?
     
  7. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus

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    I'm not. When you're experiencing this, are you looking in Activity Monitor for any processes not responding? I've been keeping an eye on it because Spotlight keeps acting up and I have to kill related processes.
     
  8. opfor macrumors newbie

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    Yes, spotlightnethelper (from memory) is always not responding although it is not consuming cpu or significant memory resources. However even with it killed and spotlight from address bar disabled this problem still occurs.

    Other than that is hard to see because each of these freezes is about 1-2s and the sampling time of Activity Monitor doesn't allow me to see any spikes of such short duration. I also tried to get a "sample" stacktrace from Safari while this is happening but it is hard to get the timming right :p
     
  9. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, spotlightnethelper is the same thing that's always freezing for me too. I don't know what else you could do to troubleshoot it. About all I could recommend is another fresh install.
     
  10. w00t951 macrumors 68000

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    It's suddenly gotten better for me.

    Upon initial installation Safari was laggy and the address bar didn't auto-focus.

    After using it for a bit it's all better now.
     
  11. Garussell macrumors member

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    I don have any problems with it however if you don't want to move and click the address bar with your mouse you can always use cmd+L
     
  12. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus

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    So without doing anything different it just started working on it's own?
     
  13. ryuok macrumors regular

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    Same here. Doesn't focus automatically when a new tab is opened.
     
  14. Blakeasd macrumors 6502a

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    I don't have the auto focus issue. But if I type too quickly after making a new tab, the text gets erased. Annoying as hell.
     
  15. CreditSuisse macrumors newbie

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    Came here to find a fix for the issue( Beside the focus I found that in my Safari there is no difference whether "Show Favourites"checkbox in Preferences-Search is active or not — they are just shown
     
  16. bbfc macrumors 68030

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    Same here. Will just be a bug. This happened in the previous DPs too.
     
  17. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus

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    That's happened to me a couple of times too.
     
  18. dan1eln1el5en macrumors 6502

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    darn, no solution.

    for me I it's working to double TAB after the new tab is open.
    hope it will be fixed.

    regarding the freezing after a letter I get it with "a", which is annoying since it's a part of my username...when typing it freezes for about 5 seconds after typing "a"
     
  19. w00t951 macrumors 68000

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    I disabled Quick Website Search and removed everything from the toolbar except for the address field.

    Not sure what the timing is in relation to the address field focus and general UI performance.
     
  20. qaddodi macrumors newbie

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    CMD + L
    Try that.
     
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