Apple releases Safari 13.0.1

Apple today released Safari 13.0.1 which contains feature improvements as well as privacy, security and compatibility enhancements and is recommended for all users.

This update:

• Includes an updated start page with Favorites, frequently visited, and most recently visited websites
• Provides a warning if a weak password is typed when signing in to a website and helps to upgrade it to a strong password
• Adds the ability to enable Picture in Picture from the audio button in a tab
• Enables jumping directly to an already-open tab from the search completion list when the website address is typed into the Smart Search field
• Adds support for authentication using USB security keys on supported websites
• Fixes an issue that prevents signing into Google in Internet Accounts in System Preferences

For detailed information on the security content of this update, please visit:


  1. If this “update” includes new “features” that change the behavior users have come to expect (opening a new tab next to the last viewed tab instead of next to the + symbol as always, WTF?!) expect another exercise in frustration. Apple OS releases have devolved into unpleasantly discovering broken functionality and change over function.

  2. The new Favorites page– I don’t get it. I have fewer choices, and they aren’t the ones I would have put there if I had any choice. The most recently visited function does not seem to work… and there’s no place to fine-tune any of this? Not good.

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