safaripreviewiconApple today released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced over two years ago in March of 2016. Apple designed the Safari Technology Preview to test features that may be introduced into future release versions of Safari.

Safari Technology Preview release 58 includes the same WebKit revisions that were present in Safari Technology Preview 57, but with Safari and WebKit features that will be coming to Safari 12 when it is released later this year.

Icons in tabs, improved Intelligent Tracking Prevention, and Automatic Strong Password functionality for automatically generating unique, strong passwords when signing up for accounts or changing passwords on websites.

Today's Safari Technology Preview update is available for both macOS High Sierra and macOS Mojave, the newest version of the Mac operating system that's currently being beta tested by developers.

The Safari Technology Preview update is available through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store to anyone who has downloaded the browser. Full release notes for the update are available on the Safari Technology Preview website.

Apple's aim with Safari Technology Preview is to gather feedback from developers and users on its browser development process. Safari Technology Preview can run side-by-side with the existing Safari browser and while designed for developers, it does not require a developer account to download.

Top Rated Comments

friednoodles Avatar
69 months ago
Seriously, favicons (and mask icons, it seems) in tabs is a very welcome "finally!". It makes it a lot easier to find the right tab when you have many open (although the implementation could use some improvement so that the icon is visible for longer by aligning it to the tab edge as it gets narrower).
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Belazor Avatar
69 months ago
Goodbye, Faviconographer! Switched over to Technology Preview as my main browser after installing this, this is perfect.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Nermal Avatar
69 months ago
Because of this, I can't use "Google Analytics Opt-out" extension anymore!!! Dafook!
You can add "0.0.0.0 www.google-analytics.com (http://www.google-analytics.com)" and "0.0.0.0 ssl.google-analytics.com" to /etc/hosts.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Ritsuka Avatar
69 months ago
From the release notes:
Legacy NPAPI Plug-ins

* Removed support for running legacy NPAPI plug-ins other than Adobe Flash.

https://developer.apple.com/safari/whats-new/
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
flowsy Avatar
69 months ago
Yeah but it doesn't work with any browser extensions besides the handful that are on the App Store.

Personally, 1Password, Pocket and uBlock are worth a lot more to me than little icons.
Not true, it redirects to the Appstore - yes, but you can still google the extension gallery and install from there without any problem.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
coolfactor Avatar
69 months ago
Version 58 is FAST!... or shall we say "SNAPPY!"

Regarding the AutoFill improvements, they reference a page that gives examples, but that page is not working for me...

https://developer.apple.com/password-rules/

The suggested passwords are always 4 characters in length, regardless of the rules specified. Bug in the browser or in that web page?

EDIT - Refreshing the page gives passwords at the correct default length of 20 characters, but changing the minimum length does not adjust the length of the suggested passwords, so definitely a bug on that page.

EDIT #2 - Got it to work. Odd behaviour, but seems to be responding mostly correctly.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

iphone se 4 modified flag edges

iPhone SE 4 Details: Action Button, USB-C Port, Face ID, and More

Wednesday September 27, 2023 1:34 pm PDT by
Significant changes are expected to arrive with Apple's fourth-generation iPhone SE, in terms of both design and hardware, MacRumors has learned. The iPhone SE 4, known internally under the codename Ghost, is expected to receive a new design derived almost entirely from the base model iPhone 14. According to our sources, the iPhone SE 4 will use a modified version of the iPhone 14 chassis...
iOS 17

Apple Releases iOS 17.0.2 and iPadOS 17.0.2 for All iPhones and iPads

Tuesday September 26, 2023 12:47 pm PDT by
Apple today released iOS 17.0.2 and iPadOS 17.0.2 updates, with the software coming five days after the releases of iOS 17.0.1 and iPadOS 17.0.1. Today's iOS 17.0.2 and iPadOS 17.0.2 updates arrive as build 21A351 and can be downloaded on eligible iPhones and iPads over-the-air by going to Settings > General > Software Update. Note that iOS 17.0.2 was previously made available for iPhone...
iOS 17

Everything New in iOS 17.1 Beta 1

Wednesday September 27, 2023 1:57 pm PDT by
Just a week after releasing iOS 17, Apple has seeded the first beta of iOS 17.1 to developers. iOS 17.1 adds some features that Apple promised were coming to iOS 17 in the future, plus it refines and improves some existing features. This guide covers everything new in the first iOS 17.1 beta. Apple Music Favorites You can favorite songs, albums, playlists, and artists in the iOS 17.1...
iPhone 15 Pro lineup

iPhone 15 Pro Overheating Concerns Highlighted in Two More Reports

Thursday September 28, 2023 6:25 am PDT by
iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max overheating concerns continue to make headlines this week, with the topic highlighted by The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg. Both of the reports document anecdotal complaints from customers, and outline potential causes, but it's unclear how many devices are actually affected. Bloomberg said the overheating could be caused or compounded by the iPhone's setup...
iPhone 15 Pro Lineup Feature

Kuo: iPhone 15 Pro Overheating Issues Likely Due to Thermal Compromises, Not 3nm Node

Tuesday September 26, 2023 9:12 am PDT by
Complaints about heat issues with the iPhone 15 Pro models are not related to TSMC's 3-nanometer node that was used for the A17 Pro chip, according to well-respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Kuo says that overheating could be caused by "compromises made in the thermal system design" that allowed Apple to cut down on the weight of the iPhone 15 Pro models. Kuo says that the reduced heat...
iPhone 15 USB C Port Keynote

Some USB-C Power Banks Fail to Work With iPhone 15

Thursday September 28, 2023 2:06 pm PDT by
Apple added a USB-C port to the iPhone 15 lineup this year, allowing it to work with USB-C cables, USB-C power banks, and more. It turns out that some USB-C battery packs are not working properly with Apple's iPhone 15, resulting in charging issues. As highlighted on Reddit and the MacRumors forums, not all existing USB-C power banks can be used with the iPhone 15 models, perhaps due to the...
Mac Gaming

Apple Explains How Game Mode Works in macOS Sonoma

Wednesday September 27, 2023 2:24 am PDT by
In macOS Sonoma, Game Mode prioritizes CPU and GPU performance for gaming purposes on Macs. For those unfamiliar with Game Mode, Apple on Tuesday published a support document providing more information on how to use the new feature. Game Mode optimizes your gaming experience by giving your game the highest priority access to your CPU and GPU, lowering usage for background tasks. And it...