Safari - web pages load then go blank

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by martyn05, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. martyn05 macrumors newbie

    Nov 17, 2010
    Near Derby, UK
    I have been having this problem for a while now and wondered if anyone can sort it out for me.

    Some web pages load, you see them for a fraction of a second then they go blank / white.

    I searched the net for answers, tried open DNS but no joy. If I disable javascript then the pages load ok but I lose content on many of the pages I use.

    I am using OS X 10.6.8 with Safari Version 5.1 (6534.50).

    Has anyone a solution for this please?

    Many thanks for any help in advance. :)
  2. pual macrumors newbie

    Sep 6, 2011
    it just happened to me as well, and I'm also having trouble finding a solution. As it seems to me, it is a recent problem. for me it started after i got a message from a website that i was missing a plug-in, and that i needed adobe reader... when i went to the site, i tried to download it, but both the download window and file folder were empty (blank). i tried downloading it in firefox as well, same thing... but firefox continues to work just fine. perhaps that is the root of the problem, adobe being incompatable with lion... if anyone finds the solution, let us know
  3. hustle7 macrumors newbie

    Mar 17, 2011
    Possible Solution

    Click on Safari in the (top) Menu Bar>Click on "Preferences">Click on "Privacy" section>Click on details (box) under Cookies and other website data>Type in website url or name of website>Select website>Click on "Remove" box>Click on "Done" box.

    By doing this you clear the cookies set for that particular website. What are cookies? A cookie, also known as an HTTP cookie, web cookie, or browser cookie, is usually a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user's web browser while a user is browsing a website. When the user browses the same website in the future, the data stored in the cookie can be retrieved by the website to notify the website of the user's previous activity.[1] Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember the state of the website or activity the user had taken in the past. This can include clicking particular buttons, logging in, or a record of which pages were visited by the user even months or years ago.

    I hope this helps. I'm having a similar problem after I login to a specific website and the web page goes blank after logging in. I haven't found a solution to this problem others than the instructions above, but it still doesn't solve the logging in problem I'm having.

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