Afternoon all, yesterday safari worked fine when using plus net broadband.
Yesterday when swapped to virgin broadband safari will not work.
I can access the page in chrome, or Firefox
but when I try safari it says server not responding.
i am flummoxed as to why it did work and does work on other search engines but just will not work on safari.
infact safari pretty much will not work on the virgin broadband.
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@bambi68 wrote:Afternoon all, yesterday safari worked fine when using plus net broadband.Yesterday when swapped to virgin broadband safari will not work. I can access the page in chrome, or Firefox but when I try safari it says server not responding..
but when I try safari it says server not responding..
Which page are you referring to - is it the VM/Plusnet/Gmail email page or what?
Which combination of these version numbers are you using?
Operating system version and Latest Safari version
Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar
1.0.3 (August 13, 2004)
Mac OS X 10.3 Panther
1.3.2 (January 11, 2006)
Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger
4.1.3 (November 18, 2010)
Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
5.0.6 (July 20, 2011)
Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
5.1.10 (September 12, 2013)
Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
6.1.6 (August 13, 2014)
OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
6.2.8 (August 13, 2015)
OS X 10.9 Mavericks
9.1.3 (September 1, 2016)
OS X 10.10 Yosemite
10.1.2 (July 19, 2017)
OS X 10.11 El Capitan
11.1.2 (July 9, 2018)
macOS 10.12 Sierra
12.1.2 (July 22, 2019)
macOS 10.13 High Sierra
macOS 10.14 Mojave
Hi, it’s a page my wife is using for studying,
I’m on Mac OS12, it’s one of the last 3 on the list.
As as I said that’s the page that highlighted the issue after that safari on the Mac just won’t work.
its ok on the phone,
I could see all the sites, yesterday ( just got an unsecure warning up on the task bar on the http ) today only bookmarks work.
yet all other internet portals work.
“I’m on Mac OS12, it’s one of the last 3 on the list.” - and which version of SAFARI – 12.1.2?
This explains the “not secure” message -
Is the full address shown in the address bar? See this -
Do you have any customisation set - see this -
Clear Safari Cache and Cookies – here’s how -
After doing all this close down Safari and open it up again.
What happens if you then search for, say, www.bbc.co.uk or http://www.smae-elearning.co.uk?
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I’m aware what the unsecure message is about,
it doesn’t matter how I try to get to site wether I do a search, type the address in, copy the address from google and paste and search, safari on virgin will not currently do anything.
i have deleted cookies already, not done the cache yet, (that’s starting to get beyond my pay grade)
I’m just confused as to why changing the internet provider would cause such issues?
No setting have been changed from Saturday to Sunday.
Will have a look as to what the exact version is when I get home from work tonight. Also no updates are available ( I checked) so whatever version it is it’s the current one.
Put - “safari browser won't load sites” - into a Chrome search and you’ll find that your issue with Safari is not uncommon.
See https://support.apple.com/en-gb/safari in general - and -
https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT204098 in particular.
Apple Support has yet to come up with a “one-size-fits-all” answer to the issue, so , your options seem to be -
(a) Clear cache and cookies (when did you last do this? – adding a few new cookies to Safari connecting to VM sites might just have tipped it over the edge into a problem area),
(b) Try a private browsing tab - https://www.macworld.com/article/3340830/how-to-troubleshoot-and-fix-strange-website-errors-with-mac...
(c) Work your way through the answers suggested in the various results of the search,
(d) A complete re-install of Safari,
or finally -
(e) Stop using Safari temporarily till the next major update and try again.
Also, just noticed - Safari 13 was released on September 20, 2019 on MacOS Mojave and MacOS High Sierra.
@bambi68 wrote:I’m just confused as to why changing the internet provider would cause such issues?
changing internet provider is not the cause of the issue.if the page works on other browsers then that it clearly telling you the problem is with the browser, and not the internet connection.safari is a bad browser, simple as that.