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Apple Seeds Safari 5.2 for OS X Lion to Developers

Alongside the OS X Mountain Lion developer preview released today, Apple has also pushed out Safari 5.2 for Lion to developers. The update brings a number of new features that will be included with Safari in OS X Mountain Lion later this year.


Among the new additions are a unified address/search bar, new persistent Reader icon that is blue when available and grey when inactive, and new URL styling to highlight the domain the page is on while deemphasizing other aspects of the URL.


Apple has not said when it plans to release Safari 5.2 for OS X Lion to the public, but it will presumably do so alongside OS X Mountain Lion in "late summer". Apple just recently began seeding Safari 5.1.4 to developers, and the company will likely continue with the 5.1.x line on Lion until the Mountain Lion launch.

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34 months ago

P.S. Who still uses RSS feeds?


Quite a few people. It's the best way to keep up to date on news and blogs (it's how I read all the MacRumors posts). RSS means I don't have to surf to the dozens of sites I follow multiple times a day to check for updates. I check one site (Google Reader), either in a browser or through a Google Reader app, and all the updates are right there. Without RSS I'd be wasting a lot more time than I already do. :)
Rating: 6 Votes
34 months ago
Does it fix the random tab reloading?
Rating: 6 Votes
34 months ago


The tab reloading isn't random. Pages are refreshed when there is no interaction on the page for exactly 30 minutes. But I do hate this too.


I realize that it's intended behavior, I just can't for the life of me figure out why. When I have youtube links open in the background, and everything reloads, then I have youtube videos spontaneously playing. How can that possibly be a good idea?
Rating: 4 Votes
34 months ago
I recommend Reeder for a better alternative than Safari ever was for RSS.
Rating: 4 Votes
34 months ago

And how many of these bugs have you reported to Apple?

Here's a hint:
Apple doesn't employ engineers to trawl the internet looking for badly written, close to incoherent posts that vent about how awful OSX is without giving a single concrete example of a problem.
What they DO do is employ engineers to look at well-writte, detailed bug reports, and then fix those bugs.

It's your choice --- you can rant some more about how much you hate Apple, how unjust it is that anyone ever charge you $30 for anything, and how once you have bought a product you deserve support for the rest of your life.
OR you can submit intelligent bug reports to Apple and be part of the solution.


You should watch your typing... I am a registered developer at Apple and have done my homework, the other bug reports were sent via their automatic crash report that appears when one application crashes.



Here's a hint to you: Don't label someone a "hater" just because I wrote something you don't want to read.

As for the "support to the rest of your life" argument if you re read the post I did not said that nor implied it. I suggest reading the whole post again and get back to me then.

So now how many bugs have you filed???

BTW, I can send you the whole reports and files if you want to fix them for me.
Rating: 4 Votes
34 months ago

RSS in safari was quite bad…

I recommend you this:

Google Reader + Reeder

Google Reader to sync your RSS subscription along all your devices.

Reader to sync with Google Reader

www.google.com/reader

http://reederapp.com/mac/


Oh, I don't use Safari to read my RSS feeds, I use Google Reader (in conjunction with Reeder on my MacBook Air and iPad, and Byline on my iPhone), but the RSS button in the address bar made it really easy to find the RSS feed addresses quickly.
Rating: 3 Votes
34 months ago
What, RSS is gone? This has gotta be the worst version of Safari I've encountered thus far. I jumped on the Mac bandwagon with Mac OS X Tiger when RSS was one of the most heavily trumpeted new features in Safari 2, and I've used it ever since. Seriously hope it makes a comeback before the release - I see no reason why they removed it.

And what's up with the iPad-style tab bar? Now I have to constantly refocus my mouse pointer in order to close a few tabs that are next to each other. It may work on the iPad where there's no mouse but on the Mac... That was the case with Safari 4 betas as well which had resizing tabs on top (which I hated). They changed it back so here's hoping they will do the same here.
Rating: 3 Votes
34 months ago
I remember the Safari 4 Beta. They put the tabs in the right place.

And then they pulled it for the release. I was sad when that happened.

To display the address bar, tab bar and bookmark bar on Safari today takes up more vertical room than on the Safari 4 beta. It was a very space efficient layout.
Rating: 2 Votes
34 months ago


Am currently using Chrome on Windows (I'm at the office jotting this during a break), and it has the tabs on the same way. It's not a disaster, though I don't know if it's any better.

Actually, Chrome is handling tabs-on-top a lot better than Safari 4 Beta did.
Rating: 2 Votes
34 months ago

I remember the Safari 4 Beta. They put the tabs in the right place.

And then they pulled it for the release. I was sad when that happened.

To display the address bar, tab bar and bookmark bar on Safari today takes up more vertical room than on the Safari 4 beta. It was a very space efficient layout.

I'm sorry but this was an interface disaster, I'm really happy they ditched that horrible idea.
Rating: 2 Votes

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