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I don’t dare to quit Safari if I want to keep the tabs opened, because this happens quite often on my MacBook, running OSX 10.8.2 and Safari 6.0.2. Is this a known problem?

It is strange because window titles are still there but I cannot reload the page. So I always have to search for the page title to get back to the page.

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It's a bug - I've reported it but can't force it to happen. If you find a way to trigger it with great reliability you could report it here or to the source at and it might get squashed sooner when the engineers can see exactly what is failing to cause it.

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I think the problem is when the down-link of your internet connection is broken. I was able to reproduce the bug with the Network Conditioner from the Hardware IO Tools collection by setting only the downlink package loss to 100%. The preference pane is available on and it requires XCode to be installed. Can you reproduce it too? – Lenar Hoyt Oct 29 '14 at 19:58

This has been happening to me and I think I finally managed to figure it out. When you manually remove from the history log the entry relative to a currently open tab, and close Safari then reopen it, that tab will now show a blank page...

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I just tried to reproduce that but no success (OS X 10.10, Safari 8.0). Did you simply remove the history entries from the current tabs? – Lenar Hoyt Oct 29 '14 at 20:00
I suspect the problem has to do with a broken internet connection (see my comment above), but I'm not entirely sure. – Lenar Hoyt Oct 29 '14 at 20:02

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