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Apple Releases Safari 5.1.2 with 'White Flash' and PDF Viewing Fixes

Apple today released Safari 5.1.2, bringing several bug fixes and other enhancements. Most notably, it addresses issues with PDF viewing and pages "flashing white".
This update contains various improvements, including fixes that:

- Improve stability
- Address issues that could cause hangs and excessive memory usage
- Address issues that could cause webpages to flash white
- Allow PDFs to be displayed within web content
Apple seeded a version of Safari 5.1.2 to developers for testing earlier this month.

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39 months ago

People still use Safari?


Yup. It's my default browser and does all I need it to do. :)
Rating: 47 Votes
39 months ago

It requires a restart! Bummer. There goes 47 days and 11 hours of uptime on my iMac! Maybe I'll wait for a while longer since I don't have any of the issues in this fix.


First world problems...
Rating: 21 Votes
39 months ago

It requires a restart! Bummer. There goes 47 days and 11 hours of uptime on my iMac! Maybe I'll wait for a while longer since I don't have any of the issues in this fix.


Lol why do you care, are you trying to beat a record or something?
Rating: 20 Votes
39 months ago

It requires a restart! Bummer. There goes 47 days and 11 hours of uptime on my iMac! Maybe I'll wait for a while longer since I don't have any of the issues in this fix.


I can hold my breath longer that my Air takes to reboot :P Thank you, SSD!
Rating: 17 Votes
39 months ago
...but does it fix the annoying random Tab reloads?
Rating: 16 Votes
39 months ago

People still use Safari?


Yes.
Rating: 16 Votes
39 months ago

You are kidding right? Apple abandoned PPC 5 years ago...


And everyone using a PowerBook could afford to buy a newer Mac, right?
Rating: 11 Votes
39 months ago

People still use Safari?


Yeah, lot's of us prefer it to the other offerings. Works great for me.
Rating: 11 Votes
39 months ago
Kill the first person to ask if it's snappier.

In other news, it'd be nice if the "Address issues that could cause hangs and excessive memory usage" reduces the memory footprint significantly. It has skyrocketed in version 5.
Rating: 10 Votes
39 months ago

I remember people used to watch their uptime and try to set new records back when 47 days was an incredible achievement. I think it mostly went away shortly after Windows XP arrived (let alone OS X 10.3-ish).

Uh, what? Mac OS 6.0.8 would run for months without hiccup. In the 80s. Maybe Windows people found XP an improvement.
Rating: 7 Votes

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