Safari 5.1.1 Brings Up to 13% Improvement in JavaScript Performance

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As part of the OS X 10.7.2 release earlier today, Apple also pushed out Safari 5.1.1. The company has now posted a support document addressing the major fixes and improvements included in the update. Among a host of stability improvements, Apple notes that the release even improves JavaScript performance by up to 13% over the Safari 5.1 release.

Safari 5.1.1 includes support for iCloud, a breakthrough set of free cloud services. iCloud stores your Safari bookmarks and Safari Reading List and automatically pushes them to all your devices.

Safari 5.1.1 also contains various fixes and improvements to performance, stability, usability, compatibility, accessibility and security, including fixes that:

- Improve JavaScript performance up to 13% over Safari 5.1*
- Address issues that could cause hangs and excessive memory usage
- Improve stability when using Find, dragging tabs, and managing extensions
- Improve stability for netflix.com and other websites that use the Silverlight plug-in
- Add a Show Downloads item to the View menu
- Improve the consistency of the pinch to zoom gesture
- Address issues in full screen that affected search suggestions, URL updating, window sizing, and the title bar
- Address an issue that could prevent East Asian character input into webpages with Flash content
- Address an issue that could cause Safari to open links in windows instead of tabs
- Improve PDF handling
- Address an issue that could affect cookie and data deletion
- Address an issue that could cause History items to appear incorrectly
- Correct the text in application download alerts
- Improve compatibility with webpages with Flash video embedded from vimeo.com and other websites
- Improve printing from Safari
- Address an issue that could prevent the Google Safe Browsing Service from updating

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118 months ago



Sorry, Safari it's too late to go back to you. You were too slow and used more memory then other browsers.

Sincerely,
A Google Chrome user


I've used the Safari 5.1 fiasco to familiarize myself with the other browsers out there. I'm using Firefox 6 as my default browser now. I do miss Safari's autofill. The drop down menu of choices is a bit slower to use most of the time.

Installing Chrome allowed me to delete the Flash plug-in from my system, but I do not want Google tracking everything I do on the web so I only use Chrome when I absolutely need Flash support and fortunately that's not very often.
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118 months ago

Any word if Apple will be making a corresponding Safari upgrade for Snow Leopard?


Safari 5.1.1 shows up in my SL software update.
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118 months ago
I really hope that the RAM usage goes down significantly.
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118 months ago
Safari became unusable in Lion. Dumped it without a second thought. Most of apple's latest releases have been less than pleasing.
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118 months ago
Any word if Apple will be making a corresponding Safari upgrade for Snow Leopard?
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118 months ago
Sorry, Safari it's too late to go back to you. You were too slow and used more memory then other browsers.

Sincerely,
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