When I lock my MacBook with Command+Control+Q while Safari is open and unlock it, Safari's search function becomes broken. Before I lock my laptop, I can just type something in the url bar and Safari automatically searches it on Google. But after I unlock it, when I write something in the url bar, let's say "Hello World", after I hit Enter, it automatically turns into "Hello%20World" and it just errors out. Why is this happening? The same thing doesn't happen when I lock from the Apple Menu.

macOS Version: 10.13.6 (High Sierra)

Safari version: 11.1.2 (13605.3.8)

  • Please update the question to include version of macOS and Safari. – Nimesh Neema Jul 18 '18 at 18:30
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    [I can't make this an answer because it's far too vague]... I've seen this happen, but I've always put it down to "lag"... normally if i type 'map' then I get google maps etc. If I'm a bit too quick for it, I get a search for 'map' or for a more complex term I get a 'failed url' or 'bad search' like hello%20world as you note. I think it's some kind of 'slowdown' not an absolute fail. Maybe test my theory & let us know... watch the URL bar as you type - does it 'fix' itself if you wait an extra second or two? – Tetsujin Jul 18 '18 at 18:44
  • btw I rarely lock my Mac, though it will lock itself after an hour away - but I did test to see if that was directly affecting it... it isn't. – Tetsujin Jul 18 '18 at 18:49

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