Strange Safari Color Bug

I’m experiencing a strange Safari 3 bug on Leopard involving color on web pages. It seems that sometimes a page will “lose” its color past a certain point on a page after I scroll down. I can’t pinpoint the cause to any particular page or situation. Have you had this problem?

I’ve already reported it to Apple (Radar #5608552) but if you have had this problem, let me know and I’ll pass it along.

Screenshots and more info after the jump.

Safari Color Bug: Google

Safari Color Bug: DS Fanboy

I’m on a MacBook Core 2 Duo with integrated GMA 950 graphics and this only seems to happen with my external DVI display attached (but the external display itself isn’t causing the issue, I’m viewing Safari on the built-in display).

By Reid Burke

Hi, I'm @reid. I work on developer tools at Yahoo. I serve at Awakening Church with a focus on technology. I also enjoy riding motorcycles.


  1. I have the same issue. Macbook Air Rev A on 10.5.8. External monitor, through DVI. The color changes as the Safari window scrolls. The color snaps back when you change applications.

    Once the problem starts, I can change to VGA, and the problem happens. It also occurs on the built-in monitor. Not sure if the problem starts without plugging into an external.

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