Ask Different is a question and answer site for power users of Apple hardware and software. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I'm repeatedly finding Safari pages cannot scroll up or down in Safari 5.1 on my MacBook Pro. On affected pages, the two finger trackpad gesture has no effect, nor does pressing the up/down keyboard arrows. This behavior happens whether I have tabs open or not. (Right now, I have seven tabs open on one window; pages in three of the tabs refuse to scroll. In another window I have no tabs open; this page also will not scroll.) Reloading pages has no effect.

share|improve this question
Do the pages scroll in other browsers? – Stu Wilson Jan 23 '12 at 23:39
Could this problem have to do with iframes? Also, I second Stu's question. – timothymh Jan 24 '12 at 3:23
Yes, the page scroll in other browsers. If I quit Safari and reopen the pages, they invariably scroll. – user9782 Mar 12 '12 at 14:16
I have the same problem with 6.0.4. I didn't see it in 5.1. – lhf May 21 '13 at 10:11

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.