Apple releases Safari 5.1.4

Apple has released Safari 5.1.4 which contains improvements to performance, stability, compatibility, and security.

• Improve JavaScript performance
• Improve responsiveness when typing into the search field after changing network configurations or with an intermittent network connection
• Address an issue that could cause webpages to flash white when switching between Safari windows
• Address issues that prevented printing U.S. Postal Service shipping labels and embedded PDFs
• Preserve links in PDFs saved from webpages
• Fix an issue that could make Flash content appear incomplete after using gesture zooming
• Fix an issue that could cause the screen to dim while watching HTML5 video
• Improve stability, compatibility and startup time when using extensions
• Allow cookies set during regular browsing to be available after using Private Browsing
• Fix an issue that could cause some data to be left behind after pressing the “Remove All Website Data” button

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Safari 5.1.4 is available via Software Update.

MacDailyNews Take: Snappy!


    1. Snappier, maybe, but after updating Safari on my iMac, I can no longer log in to my intranet at work. Works fine with Safari 5.1.2, so I’ll not be updating Safari on my MacBook.

  1. I hope the issues introduced into Safari when they added top sites has been addressed. Even with Top sites turned off the load of the cache has caused Safari to become slow to unresponsive on the Mac.

      1. And how did you do that? I keep getting “Safari not responding, do you want the force tabs to reload” or something like that when Safari fails to load tabs or reload a tab.

  2. “• Improve responsiveness when typing into the search field after changing network configurations or with an intermittent network connection”

    This is a really annoying issue in ios. Hope this fix gets carried over to the mobile Safari.

  3. Installed on both an iMac (10.7.3) and MBP (10.6.8). Also using Glims. Safari seems more responsive when typing in search field. No oddities noticed.

  4. I recently went back to using Chrome and have to say it really feels faster and more stable as well. I’ll have to update my safari and see how it compares once again.

  5. I like Safari better then the alternatives but the browser has been getting worse and worse with every update. Many sites now I don’t even bother with it anymore. Opera is much faster but not as compatible.

    I hope Apple gets their act together and finally fixes Safari.

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