Apple releases Safari 5.0.3 for Mac OS X and Windows; Safari 4.1.3 for Mac OS X Tiger

Apple today released Safari 5.0.3 which contains improvements to usability, compatibility, stability, accessibility and security, including the following:

Safari 5.0.3 for Leopard and Snow Leopard:
• More accurate Top Hit results in the Address Field
• More accurate results in Top Sites
• Fixes an issue that could cause content delivered with the Flash 10.1 plug-in to overlap webpage content
• More reliable pop-up blocking
• Improved stability when typing into search and text input fields on Netflix.com and Facebook.com
• Improved stability when using JavaScript-intensive extensions
• Improved stability when using VoiceOver with Safari

Safari 5.0.3 Windows:
• More accurate Top Hit results in the Address Field
• More accurate results in Top Sites
• Fixes an issue that could cause content delivered with the Flash 10.1 plug-in to overlap webpage content
• More reliable pop-up blocking
• Fixes an issue that affected playback of some videos shot or edited to include rotations and flips
• Improved stability when typing into search and text input fields on Netflix.com and Facebook.com
• Improved stability when using JavaScript-intensive extensions
• Improved stability when using a screen reader with Safari

Safari 4.1.3 for Tiger:
• More accurate Top Hit results in the Address Field
• More accurate results in Top Sites
• Fixes an issue that could cause content delivered with the Flash 10.1 plug-in to overlap webpage content
• More reliable pop-up blocking
• Improved stability when typing into search and text input fields on Netflix.com and Facebook.com
• Improved stability when using VoiceOver with Safari

For detailed information on the security content of these updates, please visit this site: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

The updates are available via Software Update and also via standalone installers which can be found here.

16 Comments

  1. By “More accurate Top Hit results in the Address Field”, I hope they mean “Properly confining search results in the Address Field to addresses, and thereby excluding the page titles (which we admit was a stupid thing to do and we’re sorry so please forgive us).”

  2. My NBA.com LeaguePass viewer no longer seems to work with Safari 5.02, which I think uses Silverlight. It was downloading the stream, but not giving me audio or video. I could move the stream to VLC, and play it there. I hope this works.

  3. I do Care about that stuff. I’m so sick and tired of Safari crashing so often for me. It’s worse when I access Yahoo Mail. Almost every other time I access yahoo mail, it crashes.

    I sometimes resort to firefox or chrome. Hope this update finally fixes this.

  4. @ Lilochris

    Try using Safari’s “reset” command (under the Safari menu).

    If that does not help, create a new user account as a test. Log out and log in to that fresh account. Try the thing that makes Safari crash. If it no longer crashes, try to figure out what is different about running Safari in your normal account. Maybe you have a misbehaving Safari plug-in installed…

    FYI – Creating and using a new user account is a good way to trouble-shoot hard-to-fix problems, in general.

  5. I don’t use Safari, rather opting for the total customisation and over 10,000 add-ons for Firefox.

    Some goodies are FireSheep and BlackSheep which you won’t find at Mozilla. Too bad you can only use one at a time though.

    http://research.zscaler.com/2010/11/blacksheep-tool-to-detect-firesheep.html

    @Lilochris

    Download Onyx and run all of it’s cleaning features, preference file checks and restart

    http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/system_disk_utilities/onyx.html

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