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Safari - back gesture multitouch not working

Bonsai1214

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jan 15, 2008
585
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Penfield, NY
So Safari doesn't like it when I try to go back using my trackpad or magic mouse. The screen kind of slides, then gets stuck, rendering page/tab useless, unable to click anything on it. Refreshing that tab doesn't help, nor does typing in a new URL. The only way to fix it is to close the tab, or if its the only tab currently open in the window, to close the window and fire it up again.

I am running better touch tool (updated) and am on a late 2011 MBA. its frustrating that Safari would have this kind of problem. It began to do this after I updated to 10.9, but Safari itself had been having problems since its update about a week or so ago.

Thanks for the help
 

vxt

macrumors newbie
Mar 4, 2012
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0
Exactly the same problem! Word for word. Started after Mavericks update. It was working fine for few days, today OS X crashed for no reason then this started again. Its insane having to click the back and forward button every time.
 
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53kyle

macrumors 65816
Mar 27, 2012
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Sebastopol, CA
Is it possibly an issue with BTT?

My gestures are fine, but I don't use BTT.

Nope, not BTT. My MBP has had all of the betas, then the GM, then a clean install of the final release of mavericks and they would all randomly start doing this. I never has BTT so it has to be mavericks. The only fix is a reboot (or logging out and back in, I never thought to try though.)
 
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verwon

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Jul 26, 2011
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Seattle
Nope, not BTT. My MBP has had all of the betas, then the GM, then a clean install of the final release of mavericks and they would all randomly start doing this. I never has BTT so it has to be mavericks. The only fix is a reboot (or logging out and back in, I never thought to try though.)

What a pain!
 
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fisherking

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Jul 16, 2010
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other posts about this as well (i should know).
hasn't happened to me in days, but when it does...have to quit safari, maybe reboot. definitely a nuisance...
 
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rasputinj

macrumors regular
Sep 25, 2007
127
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it has shown up a few times for me, it seems to go away after a reboot and randomly show up later.
 
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frimp

macrumors newbie
Jan 28, 2013
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Hamburg, Germany
It's a bug and not related to BTT. If it occurs, press the Power button shortly. Let your Mac sleep for about 10 seconds, than press any key again to wake up. Voila, gestures working again.
 
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AirThis

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Mar 6, 2012
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It's a bug and not related to BTT. If it occurs, press the Power button shortly. Let your Mac sleep for about 10 seconds, than press any key again to wake up. Voila, gestures working again.

You're right. And your workaround works for Yosemite as well (the bug is still there and has come back even worse).
 
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Saturn1217

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Apr 28, 2008
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It's a bug and not related to BTT. If it occurs, press the Power button shortly. Let your Mac sleep for about 10 seconds, than press any key again to wake up. Voila, gestures working again.
I know this thread is really old but I just wanted to say thank you! This issue is still happening on Safari. Was driving me crazy but your solution fixed it!
 
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