grey screen when searching internet

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  1. matchett

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    Help pls....when i goggle i can search, but when the results show up the screen is "greyed out" and i can't select the website i want?? Any thoughts? Everything else is working fine....
     
    #1 matchett, Jan 23, 2011
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  2. twerppoet

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    Strange.

    Go into Settings, Safari and clear your History, Cookies, and Cache. It's a good time to check you other settings too. I block pop-ups, which helps keep some annoyances at bay.
     
  3. Tim SPRACKLEN

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    Another possibility is that you accidentally touched the screen using a 'gesture' and Safari thinks you want to copy the contents of the screen. The screen is then grayed to indicate what will be copied. Touch the screen briefly to exit this condition.

    I've also found that forcing the Safari app to quit and then restarting it can fix some 'problems'. To do that, double-tap the 'Home' button to reveal the multi-task bar at the bottom of the screen (assuming you have iOS 4.2). This bar shows the apps that are currently running. Press *and hold* any app and, after a while, all the app icons will start to 'jiggle' and have a cross in their upper left-hand corner. Press the cross on the Safari icon and the app will quit (don't be worried, you're not deleting it, only closing it). Now tap the Home button or Home screen to hide the multi-task bar and restart Safari and try that Google search again.

    Tim
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  4. patroche99

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    i had the same problem and the double hit of the home button and then holding the safari icon and then clicking the minus sign (it didn't show up as a cross) after the jiggling solved the problem. Thanks
     
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    Heh? you are right. I never noticed that you got a minus instead of an x. Just hit the red thing and went on my way. Makes sense though.
     
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    Thank you Tim Spracklen - yes, it was a "-" sign, not a "cross", but it worked!!!
     
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    Excellent tip and worked for me, many thanks.
     
  8. iVan

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    It's a wonder that so many iPad owners have a gazillion apps open at the same time and never realize it!

    Apple should modify the OS so all apps shut down when one turns the iPad off with the power button. It would take less time than shutting down the apps one by one...
     
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    Too much resetting (!)

    I have been using an iPad where I work as a computer tech for about a year now, plus can take it home to use it there as well. It has become way too much of a practice to clear the greyed Safari screen (5-10 times a week, but twice tonight just joining the forums to post my comments) -- and worse, going in to "Renew lease" on my wireless sometimes as often as at 5 to 10 minute intervals to get connected again. Even when I am within 5' of the WAP and am the only user ( I have a program on my laptop showing signal strength and number of users on the WAPs).
    I'm starting to shop around with all the competing tablets starting to blanket the field, but I would prefer Apple get it together so this iPad becomes a more polished device.
     
  10. kookers

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    Thanks!

    This is the greatest help I've ever gotten from the internet. Saved me tons of time! Thanks so much, Tim! :)

     

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