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Safari, greyed out and cant shift it - Stuck

Discussion in 'iPad Help' started by BarnyBoko, Jan 26, 2011.

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    I am travelling in Europe and as I have done before, I have paid up to Swiss Mobile at the hotel hotspot to get Wi Fi connected. The first time I logged on no problem. But at the second attempt,the login screen on Safari is greyed out and I cannot use any of the functions. I cant get rid of it. My instincts tell me that the issue is probably with safari and not the wi fi provider.

    Any clues out there.

    Barney
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    Could it be that that screen is Flash ?
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    I found a similar query to mine on another forum. Apparantly this issue is becoming quite common and is related to specific software version.

    I was advised to hold the on / off button and the "home" button at the same time for at least 10 secs or until the Apple logo appeared on the screen.

    I did and it worked.

    Hope this helps anyone else with the same problem.

    Barney
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    Glad to hear that a reset helped.
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    Barney, this worked for me with a similar, maybe identical problem: the safari browser was seemingly active in that I could type search terms into the Google search field and see the results. However, the web page that came up was greyed out, as was every other web page. I could not find a direct fix within safari, but by rebooting the iPad-2, I cleared the safari problem. So hold down the power button (top-side) and the task screen button (front, circular) until you see the screen go into a power-down mode. After the iPad-2 reboots you power on and the safari problem is cleared. There may be other solutions, but I am a novice iPad-2 user and this worked.
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    Can you give me help in safari? When I open a www site and then click on the URL for a new page on the site, I can't return to the original page. The is no working backup arrow. I have been using Explorer until now.
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    in the top left, next to the right arrow, there is 2 square box one overlapping the other with a number in it

    that essentially is the number of tabs/windows you have open, it sounds like that when you opened the new link that is has opened a new tab/window, and because that is a new tab/window, the site it opened is essentially the first site, so won't be able to go back
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    Ipad reboot

    I have come to the conclusion having used an Ipad for less than a week that it is necessary to reboot the thing even more than my Windows PC. The system and/or apps supplied with the system are far from bug proof. Scary.
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    Is it possible that you've installed some misbehaving softeware? I tend to try out a lot of apps, and have come across several that just don't want to play nicely. It's sometimes a little rough to figure out, because that app may or may not still be running or may not have cleaned up after itself. I would suggest saving any data you need then deleting all the non-original apps. They'll all be waiting for you at the App store. Then do a reset. Now install the apps you've deleted a few at a time. For me it's easiest to create a "sandbox" by putting their icons on a separate page. Play a while. If all goes well you can move those icons off the sandbox page and into their regular spot.

    I continue to use the sandbox approach for new apps, using the rest of the normal functions as always. If everything behaves for a couple days, the newbies can be let out of quarantine.

    Does this make sense?
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    I have a brand new ipad2 and am finding that safari freezes with grey screen at least four times a day. It is abysmally unreliable and I have no apps downloaded yet.

    Is this a known problem and if so, is there a fix due. I have never seen a more appalling stability on any device- it is going back to apple if the only fix is "reboot the device"
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    I've used Safari 3 hrs a day for a over a year no problems. got gray screen yesterday,
    made my first post today,method above worked great.
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    Reboots

    It could be bad apps but in any case I have to do what is called a reboot in the windows world. Safari did it. Nothing is perfect and especially computers. I have been messing with small computers since 1978 and have become a genuine expert in rebooting. Apple people always extoll how much better Apple is than a PC. I am not wedded to either and neither is perfect.
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    greyed out ipad2

    Thanks Barney, sorted. First time this has happened in over 2 months use. But it makes me anxious. Will it happen again and why? Should I get a different version of Safari? Until now my relationship with my ipad has been perfect!


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    Exactly the issue I'm having tonite.......for the first time in the year I've had mine....thanks!!!
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    Thanks

    Thank you very much for this tip. This solved the same problem for me. Luke
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    I have noticed the same problem of Safari 'graying out' just recently and I have had my iPad 2 since June. I usually solve it by exiting out of Safari and then closing out the app (by using the switcher bar and holding down the app until it wiggles and the 'x' until the app closes). Then I just go back into Safari and it seems to work again. It's only been happening for about a week.. Not really sure it's related to some other app misbehaving.

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