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:
- 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
Top Rated Comments
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.
Safari 5.1.1 shows up in my SL software update.
A Google Chrome user