Safari 11 Released for macOS Sierra and OS X El Capitan

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Apple today released Safari 11.0 for macOS Sierra and OS X El Capitan. The update adds new media-related features, plus improvements to privacy, compatibility, and security.

Notably, in Safari 11, the web browser blocks videos with audio from automatically playing on most websites. Other new features are outlined in our macOS High Sierra roundup.

  • Stops media with audio from automatically playing on most websites

  • Adds the ability to configure Reader, content blockers, page zoom, and auto-play settings on a per-website basis, or for all websites

  • Improves AutoFill accuracy from Contacts cards

  • Includes updated media controls for HTML video and audio

  • Enhances performance and efficiency

Safari 11 was first introduced in macOS High Sierra, which will be publicly released on September 25.

Safari 11 is available as a free update within the Mac App Store.

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35 months ago
Handy little button in the toolbar options:



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36 months ago
Ahh, now I can read a webpage on CNN without the play / pause whac-a-mole game.
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36 months ago
I'm happy to see that Apple is still supporting Sierra and El Capitan even though machines that run Sierra all support High Sierra.

They seem to be aware that not everyone can upgrade due to software compatibility issues and are providing continued support for some time.

I wish they'd do the same for iOS, though.
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36 months ago

What that does is if you have a content blocker (adblocker) installed, it will allow you to control what sites it runs on. Not just any adblocker will work with this. It needs to be one of the newer "content blocker" style. I'm using the Adguard ('https://safari-extensions.apple.com/details/?id=com.adguard.safari-N33TQXN8C7') content blocker extension.

Once you have that extension installed you will see the option in that screen to enable/disable by site. See my screenshot.

I just turned off Adblocker, and got Adguard, and am noticing that Safari is WAY faster now!
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36 months ago
Great! Safari is now so fast, it opens web pages before i've even thought about clicking on the link.
Mind blown, totes amazeballs, 'n stuff.
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36 months ago

Looks as nice as before...
Anyone knows what Content Blocking does? It doesn't seem to suppress Ads (like on this page).

What that does is if you have a content blocker (adblocker) installed, it will allow you to control what sites it runs on. Not just any adblocker will work with this. It needs to be one of the newer "content blocker" style. I'm using the Adguard (https://safari-extensions.apple.com/details/?id=com.adguard.safari-N33TQXN8C7) content blocker extension.

Once you have that extension installed you will see the option in that screen to enable/disable by site. See my screenshot.



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