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Safari loads page again when going back

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17 Aug, 2013 08:24 PM

Safari on mac loads the page again when swiping back. When Adblock is off it doesn't happen. Please fix this!
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  1. 1 Posted by Kieran on 17 Aug, 2013 08:31 PM

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    What version of AdBlock and Safari are you using?

    Note to Devs: this is issue 7232 from the old bug system

  2. 2 Posted by Luuk on 17 Aug, 2013 08:34 PM

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    adblock version 2.6.4
    safari version 6.0.5
    mac osx version 10.8.4 on macbook pro retina

  3. 3 Posted by Kieran on 17 Aug, 2013 08:42 PM

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    OK! Thanks for the info. We'll follow up if we need more!

  4. 4 Posted by Luuk on 17 Aug, 2013 11:58 PM

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  5. 5 Posted by Willey1986 on 19 Aug, 2013 11:25 AM

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    Finally someone posted this here. Having this problem since months but I switched to chrome because of this.

    All I can add is that the problem occurs only when I use the osx gestures to navigate through pages not when using safaris back button.

    So when I swipe back the page refreshes when I click the Back-Button it doesn't. Only happens when adblock is installed.

  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by Neelfyn on 19 Aug, 2013 01:51 PM

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    Could any of you guys give us a link to a page where this happens? I tried uninstalling AdBlock and even disabling the extensions altogether, and it still happens for me. It could be a Safari bug.

  7. 7 Posted by Luuk on 19 Aug, 2013 02:21 PM

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    If you go to youtube, click on a video and then go back using the trackpad, it reloads the homepage again.

  8. Support Staff 8 Posted by Neelfyn on 19 Aug, 2013 02:57 PM

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    I just tried the same thing on YouTube, and Safari reloads the page regardless of whether AdBlock is installed or not. Do you do anything in particular that makes this behavior change? Do you disable all the extensions with the switch at the top right of the Extensions tab, uncheck the "Enable AdBlock" box, or completely uninstall it? Do you perform any other steps between tests? Do you have any other extensions installed?

    Other people in the thread you mentioned in the first post seem to be experiencing the same problem without AdBlock (some of them apparently don't even have any extensions at all). Do any of the other solutions mentioned in that thread, apart from uninstalling AdBlock, fix the problem for you?

    Also, could you please possibly try if the same thing happens using the WebKit nightlies (download on and/or the Safari 6.1 Developer Preview if you have access to an Apple developer account?

  9. 9 Posted by Luuk on 19 Aug, 2013 03:37 PM

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    I tested it on osx mavericks with only adblock installed and the problem was still there. I also installed the webkit but it didn't help. I tested the problem clicking the on/off button in the extension settings and turning adblock off using the box. When adblock is off the the page doesn't reload, when adblock is enabled the page reloads every time.

  10. 10 Posted by vbfronkis on 23 Aug, 2013 01:11 PM

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    Just tested this on latest Mavericks (13A558) and it no longer exhibits the page reload when swiping back.

  11. Support Staff 11 Posted by Neelfyn on 23 Aug, 2013 01:40 PM

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    That's good news! Luuk, could you please test that as well?

  12. 12 Posted by Luuk on 07 Sep, 2013 09:04 PM

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    Good news! Sorry for the late reaction, but I tested it and the page doesn't reload again when going back. So thats means that it's fixed, thanks!

  13. Support Staff 13 Posted by Neelfyn on 07 Sep, 2013 10:51 PM

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    Awesome, thanks for letting us know!

  14. Neelfyn closed this discussion on 07 Sep, 2013 10:51 PM.

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