Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 106 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements

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

‌Safari Technology Preview‌ release 106 includes bug fixes and performance improvements for Web Inspector, Async Scrolling, Web Animations, CSS, JavaScript, WebRTC, Web API, Media, and Rendering.

The new ‌Safari Technology Preview‌ update is available for both macOS Mojave and macOS Catalina, the newest version of the Mac operating system that was released in October 2019.

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.

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18 weeks ago


Safari is garbage and it isn't "snappier" either. I can't believe Apple puts its name on this dreck. It's truly the most dreadful browser in existence.

And yet I completely disagree with you and hate using Chrome or FireFox.
Strange that...
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18 weeks ago


Ah I liked that browser, but the removal of 3rd party extensions outside of the MAS was the final nail in its coffin for me. I can’t understand this decision from Apple.

Well, the only extensions I care about, blocking ads, and Stop the Madness, work just fine on Safari...

This seems like the same old complaint we ALWAYS hear against Apple.
The (Mac|iPhone|Safari|...) suck because I only have access to two apps that do X and do it well, instead of like Windows|Chrome|Android where I access to five hundred pieces of garbage that all claim to do X.
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18 weeks ago


Tell us about it, although we do prefer the "clean" UI, it's starting to look a bit old too, as the rest of the OS, compared to iOS & iPadOS's interface looks.

Many macOS stock apps are in a very sad state, and people wonder why mac users complain that they cripple the platform in favor of mobile toys.

The "tracking prevention" PR is laughable, almost every other browser except Chrome offers a more in-depth privacy control than this crap.

huh?

sorry haterbois, but I love Safari, almost exclusively use Technology Preview. 0 complaints, works everywhere I browse, great interface. Try a few others (Edge, chrome, canary, Firefox) on occasion, and there is no reason to switch.

Perfectly content in your choice being different than mine, though, so cheers!
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18 weeks ago


Is that exclusive to Catalina or is MR wrong?

MR is wrong. The article is always copy-? and I guess they haven't read the sentence in years to realise it's wrong.
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18 weeks ago
I'm actually a pretty big fan of Safari on macOS. It seems to be lean, energy efficient, and all websites work very well within it. The integration with iCloud is very nice too.

I tried some other browsers like Chrome and Firefox for a bit, and couldn't handle the experience on them, so I ended up back on Safari.
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18 weeks ago


Except Chrome, you wouldn't even need AdGuard.

So you're claiming that Chrome, out the box, comes with ad blocking? That doesn't, uh, match, my experience...
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