Safari - back gesture multitouch not working

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by Bonsai1214, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. Bonsai1214 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 15, 2008
    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
  2. vxt macrumors newbie

    Mar 4, 2012
    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.
  3. verwon macrumors 68030


    Jul 26, 2011
    Is it possibly an issue with BTT?

    My gestures are fine, but I don't use BTT.
  4. hunt2013 macrumors regular

    Feb 15, 2011
    Same problem. Mine eventually goes away and then comes back.
  5. 53kyle macrumors 65816


    Mar 27, 2012
    Sebastopol, CA
    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.)
  6. verwon macrumors 68030


    Jul 26, 2011
    What a pain!
  7. fisherking macrumors 603


    Jul 16, 2010
    ny somewhere
    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...
  8. amadeusamadeus macrumors newbie

    Mar 15, 2010
    exact same issue in safari and firefox, so frustrating
  9. rasputinj macrumors regular

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

    Jan 28, 2013
    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.
  11. AirThis macrumors 6502a

    Mar 6, 2012
    You're right. And your workaround works for Yosemite as well (the bug is still there and has come back even worse).
  12. Saturn1217 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 28, 2008
    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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