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Aug 9, 2012 09:07 PM

Opening Multiple Chowhound Tabs on iPad Crashes Safari

When I go to my Chow profile page, I always open threads with recent activity using background tabs.

If I try to open more than three or so background tabs, the browser usually freezes. I end up force quitting Mobile Safari (double click home button, hit x on Safari).

After this when I try to restart Safari on the iPad, it'll try to load those Chowhound pages again and either hang (and I need to reboot my iPad) or take a really long time to load (and the browser is totally unresponsive for several seconds).

Clearing my cache and cookies doesn't fix the problem.

Does this happen to anybody else? I am using an iPad 3, iOS version 5.1.1 (9B206). This doesn't happen on any other site. Only Chow. And I usually lose whatever was "new" after rebooting. This happens even when I have no other tabs open. I think it started a few weeks ago.

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  1. I just tried opening a couple dozen tabs on my iPad 2 and had no issues. It started closing previous tabs once I hit 9, but it never stopped opening the new ones.

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    1. re: Jacquilynne

      I am opening up threads where I have commented and the threads are usually on the long side. I wonder if it is because the site has to collapse the comments I have already seen. Are you opening up the tabs in the background?

    2. I have the original Ipad (fully updated) and I always start Chowhound from its special link/icon. The only time it might freeze ( rarely) on me if the thread is very long and I am not logged in for whatever reason. I never start Chowhound with background tabs.