Marilyn, would emptying the multi task bar make any difference. I notice if I do a restart the multi task bar is still loaded. May as well give it a try.
Do the four finger swipe up to reveal your multi task bar along the bottom. It will show all the apps that you have opened at one time or another. Long press one of these apps until they start to jiggle and red minus signs will appear above them all. Press all the minus signs, this will close them, not delete them. It's a good idea to do this regularly just to keep them all running smoothly, I do mine every night. Check and see if it is operating now.
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I may be grasping at straws here but I'd like you to try one last thing, whenever you load a web page data is stored on your iPad. Have a look here Settings - Safari - Advanced - Website Data. As you will see it shows every web page you've been to and this can add up to quite a lot of data. Clear this out and see if it makes a difference at all.
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As a last resort I have deleted all of my existing bookmarks and their folders. It has resulted in me just having a bookmarks menu and I have two Folders called Bookmarks Bar. I can now add new bookmarks but one of the Bookmark Bar folders will not save any bookmarks. I cannot see how I can delete the non functioning Bookmarks Bar folder. If I can remove this folder I can start all over again by saving my bookmarks.
Whilst I was deleting all of my bookmarks I noticed that there was extensive duplication of folders and bookmarks.
That is quite unusual that you should have 2 bookmarks bar folders and that there was a duplication of bookmarks unless you had set them more than once, maybe the iPad doesn't recognize bookmarks that have already been saved once. I will look at this myself. Maybe now would be a good time to do a restart and or reset and this may clear the duplicate folder. I would also as a first step clear out the multi task bar. Did you have a look at the Website data that is stored in the iPad at all? I was wondering if it could be a ram issue is all.Originally Posted by fixerman
Last edited by leelai; 12-08-2011 at 08:46 AM.
I have cleared both the multitask bar and all of the website data as you suggested. I will now try another reset.
I have done a reset but I still have two Bookmark Bar folders. Otherwise it's ok as I can now add bookmarks but I would like to get rid of the non functioning Bookmark Bar.
Last edited by fixerman; 12-08-2011 at 09:33 AM.
Well, it sure sounds as if you've got a "bug" of some sort in your Safari app. Cause you sure can't delete the Bookmarks Bar, it's a stock feature of Safari. And, you can't uninstall/reinstall Safari, because it's a stock Apple app that can't be removed.
So, if this really, really bugs you, the only solution is to restore your iPad. This entails making a backup of the iPad and then, using iTunes, wiping the iPad and putting a fresh version of iOS 5.0.1 on it. Then, you can put it back the way you had it using your backup. It's not a hard process (I just restored mine yesterday) but it is a bit time-consuming.
Since it will be a fresh install of Safari, along with the firmware, your new Safari should work fine. It's up to you to decide if this is the way you want to go - because I honestly think that's your only fix, given that you've tried all the suggestions here.