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#1 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 26 March 2006 - 11:48 AM

Whenever I use my Mac laptop w/ Safari on location rather than my PC with Netscape at home, I have problems with this forum. Sometimes the new posts page (after I click View New Posts) load scrambled, with the text dogpiled and unformatted, and sometimes when I try to reply to a post, I get a mixed up, semi-scrambled reply page with a text box that won't allow me to post what I type into the box. So if I click several times or reload the forum several times, I just wait, then the page loads correctly.

It happens when I use my Dad's mac with Safari too.
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#2 Tim Brown

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Posted 26 March 2006 - 11:54 AM

Whenever I use my Mac laptop w/ Safari on location rather than my PC with Netscape at home, I have problems with this forum. Sometimes the new posts page (after I click View New Posts) load scrambled, with the text dogpiled and unformatted, and sometimes when I try to reply to a post, I get a mixed up, semi-scrambled reply page with a text box that won't allow me to post what I type into the box. So if I click several times or reload the forum several times, I just wait, then the page loads correctly.

It happens when I use my Dad's mac with Safari too.


I have experienced problems using Safari as well. My problem however is that Safari completely quits after four or five page views. No error or explanation... just quits.

David, you might want to try Mozilla's Firefox. It's faster than Safari and I've not experienced any compatibility problems while using it.

Edited by tim brown, 26 March 2006 - 11:55 AM.

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#3 Tim Tyler

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Posted 26 March 2006 - 12:19 PM

Safari claims to be the fastest Mac browser*, which makes me wonder if it's attempting to cache web data.

Try disabling any caching or 'speed enhancements' in Safari and see if that makes a difference.



* http://www.apple.com...eatures/safari/
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#4 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 26 March 2006 - 12:19 PM

I have experienced problems using Safari as well. My problem however is that Safari completely quits after four or five page views. No error or explanation... just quits.

David, you might want to try Mozilla's Firefox. It's faster than Safari and I've not experienced any compatibility problems while using it.



What's odd is that I have problems replying to some posts, but not others (like this one). On this one thread, almost everytime I hit reply, all the icons at the top of the text box (like for image links) are on the left side of the page, and there is random letters scattered all around, the formatting is all screwed up, and I can't post what I type in the box -- it just idles after I hit "Add Reply."

I don't want to have to start using another search engine, all my email is in Safari's email program, all my bookmarks are set-up, etc. -- and this is the only forum where I have this problem.
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Posted 26 March 2006 - 12:35 PM

I have experienced the Safari Crash several times.

The good news is a "report box" to mac pops up asking if one wants to send a report, which I have done on a few occasions.

I think on the super-8 forum I was crashing everytime but on the General forum I was not, but I don't recall for sure.

The past week has been much better.
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Posted 26 March 2006 - 01:00 PM

What's odd is that I have problems replying to some posts, but not others (like this one). On this one thread, almost everytime I hit reply, all the icons at the top of the text box (like for image links) are on the left side of the page, and there is random letters scattered all around, the formatting is all screwed up, and I can't post what I type in the box -- it just idles after I hit "Add Reply."

I don't want to have to start using another search engine, all my email is in Safari's email program, all my bookmarks are set-up, etc. -- and this is the only forum where I have this problem.


I've had problems on my old laptop but on my iMac G5 I've had none. I've also started using Firefox more and more with pleasant results. Much faster too.

David, I'm not sure what you mean by the search engine and email. Both have nothing to do with Safari. There is still a Google search box in Firefox and Safari doesn't have an email program. Firefox will import all of your Bookmarks automatically.

But it is weird. This is the only site I go to on the internet that I can have problems with.
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#7 Adam Frisch FSF

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Posted 26 March 2006 - 01:12 PM

I get the same strange formatting sometimes. But all I have to do is reload the page and the problem usually disappears.

I have no other complaints about Safari other than that - it works like a dream.
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#8 Tim Tyler

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Posted 26 March 2006 - 01:20 PM

I bet it's an issue with the forum's skin. I'm looking into it.

Is anybody having problems with browsers other than Safari?

It also helps if I know what version of the browser you're using.
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Posted 26 March 2006 - 01:30 PM

I bet it's an issue with the forum's skin. I'm looking into it.

Is anybody having problems with browsers other than Safari?

It also helps if I know what version of the browser you're using.


Actually I was just about to chime in myself on this. I recently switched from AOL to Cable. Now I use Safari to browse. Whenever I come to this forum, it seems to boot me after about 10 minutes no matter what. When I open a discussion by clicking on a link from the main page, and then try to go back to maybe page 1 of a 2 or 3 page discussion already in progress, it'll crash my browser every time. I didn't have any such problems on AOL or at computers at school (Windows XP Internet Explorer).

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Just for emphasis, my computer kicked me off Safari right after I entered that last post :-(
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Posted 26 March 2006 - 01:31 PM

Many forums have problems with OSX in general. I find this and the steadicam forum to be among the best.
No problems at all so far.
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#11 Tim Tyler

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Posted 26 March 2006 - 01:38 PM

Safari users,

Scroll to the bottom of this page and switch skins to 'Test Skin'.

Please let me know if that makes a difference.
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Posted 26 March 2006 - 04:38 PM

David (and Tim),

I've been using Safari on OSX 10.3.9 forever on this forum and had no problems. Anytime I do have problems with forums I switch to Deer Park (the beta version of Firefox... Firefox works just as well) and that solves some issues. But haven't had any scambled text or such on Safari here.

That said, I'm switching to Test Skin anyway to see if I notice something new.
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#13 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 26 March 2006 - 04:50 PM

Never a problem on either

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-GB; rv:1.8.0.1) Gecko/20060111 Firefox/1.5.0.1

... or ...

Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)

For other users: this identifying text, known as the browser's User Agent string, can be gleaned from the following document. It's a good way of uniquely identifying what you're using to a web developer.

http://www.1159produ...st182/getua.htm

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#14 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 26 March 2006 - 05:53 PM

Well, so far, the test skin seems to work...
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#15 Aleksandar Bracinac

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Posted 26 March 2006 - 06:03 PM

In Opera Browser everything is OK.
Did you try?


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Posted 26 March 2006 - 09:14 PM

Tim,

I have been trolling the forum since dec '03, I've been a member since dec '04 and I've never has a problem. I have used all versions of Safari on OS X 10.0x, Jaguar, Panther, and Tiger.

I also use an RSS feed aggrigator, and that works well too.
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#17 Francisco Valdez

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Posted 27 March 2006 - 12:32 AM

I swtiched to test skin and it seems to be working fine. Which is a great thing for me, the only reason I ever use Firefox is to come here.

I don't know which one is a better software, but by now I feel at home when using Safari.

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#18 Tim Tyler

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Posted 27 March 2006 - 12:44 AM

I just added the I-Frame ads to the Test Skin.

Let me know if that causes any Safari problems.
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#19 Tim J Durham

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Posted 27 March 2006 - 12:47 AM

I have experienced the Safari Crash several times.

The good news is a "report box" to mac pops up asking if one wants to send a report, which I have done on a few occasions.

I think on the super-8 forum I was crashing everytime but on the General forum I was not, but I don't recall for sure.

The past week has been much better.


This sounds like the problem I was having with Safari and it was being caused by Java. If you disable it the problem stops but then you can't run Javascript. Here's how I solved it:

http://docs.info.app...l?artnum=301380

Good luck.
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#20 Alex Ellerman

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Posted 27 March 2006 - 11:19 AM

I use safari on a G-5 with nary a problem... i will say, however, that most of the Invision Power guys (makers of this board) use Macs, so it would be odd to me that their board wouldn't run well with a mac...
Best,
ae
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