Apple Launches New Version Of Desktop Safari With Improved Performance [Update]

March 13, 2012 | In: Uncategorized

Apple has been busy in the last few days – Not only did we get a new version of iOS and a brand new piece of hardware in the next iPad, we also got a new version of Safari for Macs and PCs. The update clocks in at a little over 46 MB in size and is available for anyone using Snow Leopard, Lion and Windows. It is not an update that is going to revolutionize computing by any means, but for users who have experienced some of the issues that it addresses, it will be a welcomed change.

According to Apple, this update improves upon some performance issues that users were experiencing such as issues with JavaScript and problems with the search field. For businesses this update is huge because it addresses a major issue with printing embedded PDF files, which caused major issues printing shipping labels from the USPS.

Check out the complete list of tweaks and updates:

  • Improve JavaScript performance up to 11% over Safari 5.1.3*
  • 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

Download the update from apple.com/safari and happy surfing!

Source: TUAW


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