Apple Releases Safari 5.1 for Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Windows

As part of OS X Lion released today, Apple includes Safari 5.1, an updated version of the company's Internet browser that supports a number of improvements, some of which are tied into Lion's new capabilities. But Apple has also pushed out Safari 5.1 for Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Windows, bringing some of the enhancements that don't rely on Lion to those platforms.
This update contains new features including:

- Reading List: Easily add webpages and links to your Reading List to browse when you have time.
- New Process Architecture: Safari has been re-engineered for improved stability and responsiveness.
- Resume: In the General pane of Safari preferences, you can now choose to launch Safari with the windows from your last browsing session.
- Better Privacy: A new Privacy pane in Safari preferences makes it easy to remove data that websites can leave on your system.

Other improvements include:

- Private AutoFill: Safari lets you fill out forms quickly while keeping your personal information private.
- Find Option: When you use Find, you can choose whether you want to search for text that contains or starts with the text that you type in the search field.
- Drag-and-drop Downloads: You can drag items out of the Downloads window in Safari, so you can easily place downloaded files on the Desktop.
- Advanced Web Technologies: Safari introduces support for full-screen webpages, media caching with the HTML5 application cache, MathML, Web Open Font Format, CSS3 Auto-hyphenation, CSS3 Vertical Text, CSS3 Text Emphasis, Window.onError, and Formatted XML files.
- New Extension APIs: Developers can take advantage of new Safari Extension support for popovers, menus, new event classes, and interaction with Reader.
Safari 5.1 for Snow Leopard requires Mac OS X 10.6.5 or later.

Apple has also released a minor Safari 5.0.6 update for Mac OS X Leopard, bringing several improvements related to WebSocket web applications, HTML5 annotations, and display of content within frames on sites such as pandora.com.



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102 months ago

just did a scan for update nothing came up and I do not see it on apples website:confused:


http://www.apple.com/safari/download/
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102 months ago
Some nice improvements.

Drag and drop downloads is a great addition.
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102 months ago

Strange, I don't get this update for my Mac OS X Snow Leopard. I have all the latest updates for the OS.?


Same here, Apple hasn't seemed to push it there yet.
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102 months ago
Strange, I don't get this update for my Mac OS X Snow Leopard. I have all the latest updates for the OS.

By the way, why Safari is not in App Store? Why is positioned as "old fashion" download & install yourself application?
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102 months ago
Glad to see an update for SL users.

How likely is it that we'll see the 64 bit version of iTunes for 10.6?

I'm really looking forward to 10.7 but it looks like I won't be able to update for a couple months because of third party software and plugins that need updates for it.
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102 months ago

Glad to see an update for SL users.

How likely is it that we'll see the 64 bit version of iTunes for 10.6?



Nope, sadly we get no 64 bit here just for Lion which I think is ridiculous js.
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102 months ago
There we go, finally shows in software update for me.

I like it, seems to bring about enough changes and improvements for it to warrant more than a .1 release, it could pass for Safari 6.0 imo, even for SL users. A solid upgrade.
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102 months ago
New cookie-management is very limited. Everything is on a site/domain basis.

No deleting individual cookies.
No viewing cookie attributes.
No searching cookie attributes.

The new "privacy" pane is a step backwards. It's how a privacy pane would work if it were designed by Facebook.
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102 months ago
Just installed it, and I gotta say, so far - much snappier, and scrolling is much smoother...

Not even kidding...!
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102 months ago


How likely is it that we'll see the 64 bit version of iTunes for 10.6?


iTunes is updated is software update. not sure if it's exactly what you are referring to though...
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