Apple Releases Safari 5.1.4 with JavaScript Enhancements and Bug Fixes

safari iconFollowing last month's developer seed, Apple today released Safari 5.1.4 to the public. The release is available for OS X Lion and Snow Leopard, as well as Windows. Apple highlights the following improvements on OS X Lion:

Safari 5.1.4 for OS X Lion includes changes that:

- Improve JavaScript performance up to 11% over Safari 5.1.3*
- Improve responsiveness when typing into the search field after changing network configurations, or with an intermittent network connection
- Address an issue that could cause webpages to flash white when switching between Safari windows
- Address issues that prevented printing U.S. Postal Service shipping labels and embedded PDFs
- Preserve links in PDFs saved from webpages
- Fix an issue that could make Flash content appear incomplete after using gesture zooming
- Fix an issue that could cause the screen to dim while watching HTML5 video
- Improve stability, compatibility, and startup time when using extensions
- Allow cookies set during regular browsing to be available after using Private Browsing
- Fix an issue that could cause some data to be left behind after pressing the “Remove All Website Data” button

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Safari 5.1.4 weighs in at 44.71 MB for Lion users, 47.52 MB for Snow Leopard users, and 36.72 MB for Windows users.

Update: Software Update is offering Safari 5.1.4 for download, but Apple's support pages and the Safari download page have reverted to showing information on Safari 5.1.2

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Top Rated Comments

jaydub Avatar
161 months ago
How is that a good idea? That kind of defeats the purpose of private browsing.
It's saying that cookies you set before you began private browsing will be active again when you finish looking at por.... err private browsing.

Sidenote: I wonder if this plugs the hole Google was using (http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/faq-what-privacy-settings-was-google-flouting-and-why-does-it-matter/2012/02/17/gIQADTE5JR_story.html).
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
netnothing Avatar
161 months ago
Is this the first Safari update that DOESN'T require a restart?

-Kevin
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Virtualball Avatar
161 months ago
Apple just needs to kill this thing

You do know that Apple created WebKit (off of Konqueror, IIRC) which powers Safari, Chrome, Kindle, iOS, Android, webOS, and many other platforms, right?

:rolleyes:
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gramirez2012 Avatar
161 months ago
Thank god they finally fixed the USPS Shipping label issue - that has been driving me nuts for months.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
HyperZboy Avatar
161 months ago
Available for Windows XP but NOT Mac OS X LEOPARD ???

Are you kidding me Apple? Pathetic support, especially considering all the privacy invasion leak scandal stories involving Safari. :(

PS: The latest iTUNES is available for Leopard. Go figure.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Drunken Master Avatar
161 months ago
Was naively hoping this update would merge the search bar and address bar.
Ew, gross.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)