Safari: Blank page when you hit "back" button?

zorinlynx

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I've been seeing this issue in the last few days, and am wondering if it might be a bug introduced either in the recent Safari 8.0.7 update, or in 10.10.4. Anyone else seeing this?

Basically, you hit "back", often after a Google search, and get a blank page. You have to reload to get the page you were on.
 

ipooed

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I've been seeing this issue in the last few days, and am wondering if it might be a bug introduced either in the recent Safari 8.0.7 update, or in 10.10.4. Anyone else seeing this?

Basically, you hit "back", often after a Google search, and get a blank page. You have to reload to get the page you were on.
No problems here, did a clean install of 10.10.3 and updated to 10.10.4
 

cynics

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I've been seeing this issue in the last few days, and am wondering if it might be a bug introduced either in the recent Safari 8.0.7 update, or in 10.10.4. Anyone else seeing this?

Basically, you hit "back", often after a Google search, and get a blank page. You have to reload to get the page you were on.
Yep! Been noticing this a lot to especially with Google. I actually can't think of any other website it happens to except after a Google search. I'll need to refresh the site.
 

robgendreau

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Same issue with me. I assuming it might be some setting, but haven't bothered to track it down.
 

mpfuchs

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I'm having the same issue. Only on google searches.
Sometimes I click re-fresh and it reloads the page, sometimes it doesn't and I have to redo the search.
 
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samcomet

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Apr 4, 2011
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I've got the same issue - I'm trying now, with the aid of the "Develop" menu, to "Empty Caches" & "Disable Caches" to see if this helps. I don't know why it might, but I figure it won't hurt to try .......
 

tuesdaythefifth

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Jul 13, 2015
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Same problem here. It happens only when going back to a Google search. Blank page and have to reload to see the search results again. Tried removing the cache file on disk, turning off add-ons. No luck yet. Anyone report this to Apple?
 

mpfuchs

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Good news, I haven't seen this behavior since I installed the El Capitan public beta. Looks like there is hope for a fix, even though it is out a couple of month...
 

samcomet

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Actually, I saw this thread https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/safari-reloading-pages-when-sliding-back.1803467/ shown as a similar thread to this. I tried deactivating adblock and it seems to fix things. So I then left it activated, and it seems to be fine now after some very limited testing.
I've also de-activated AdBlock and the "blanck page" issue seems to be gone. Haven't tried to re-activate it though. Just happy so far that this work around works.
 

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Safari has never worked properly for me ... in any version ... ever ... when trying to go back a page.
 

RT81

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Oct 21, 2013
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This issue has been killing me. I just used the "don't run on this domain" feature and pointed that to www.google.com. The issue seems to be resolved.

EDIT: Or not. Had to completely uninstall it. Oh well.
 

Isaac Azimuth

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Jul 22, 2015
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I too have this issue. Seems related to 8.0.7 update. Downloaded recent Webkit and get same issue. I'm not a Apple Developer but I've submitted freedback to Apple.

UPDATED: Tested using the latest Webkit Nightly Build and lo and behold, its now working for me.. So hopefully we will see this resolved in the next Safari update.
 
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