Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 156 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements

Apple today released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced 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 Feature
‌Safari Technology Preview‌ release 156 includes bug fixes and performance improvements for Web Inspector, CSS, JavaScript, Rendering, Media, Web Animations, Accessibility, Web API, and Safari Extensions.

The current ‌Safari Technology Preview‌ release is built on the Safari 16 update and it includes support macOS Ventura fdatures like Live Text, Passkeys, Web Extension improvements, and more.

The ‌Safari Technology Preview‌ update is available through the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences 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

WiiDSmoker Avatar
15 weeks ago
If Apple cares so much about privacy and not having their users be tracked, why aren’t they implementing individual cookie jars?
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vegetassj4 Avatar
15 weeks ago
since when did Safari search text in pictures. Just noticed it today.


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Strebor Avatar
15 weeks ago
I hope the current safari in Ventura has a boatload of fixes. Cause the current version on Monterey is a complete disaster. Tabs... can't move em between safari windows. Results in duplicated greyed out tabs. Man... been like this for weeks and multiple people have reported this.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
15 weeks ago

This is what already happen in private mode, but this is not what you want in standard mode: cookies are needed to remember a bunch of things to make a better experience when you visit a website again, for example remembering your preferred language or your preferred settings on that website.
I think some web sites like to think they are servicing consumers by presenting that illusion, in actually they are data mining the consumer. I never forget one individual that was upset that his web cache was emptied to mitigate a browsing issue and he complained that all these sites he shopped at had to be signed into again. In todays world you have no idea how many companies are tracking you. Just open MacRumors after managing/clear web data in settings and see how many companies cookies/cache/data pop up just from this site as one example. You are being totally used in normal/standard mode. :eek:
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
15 weeks ago

Curious, what’s the difference between Safari technology preview and Safari beta?
It is billed as a stand alone Safari for previewing the newest web technologies by Apple that can run separate from the Safari you have on a a recent MacOS.

The Safari beta is part of the existing dev beta, public beta, or invited seed program, releases paired with a given MacOS beta release. Frequently the technology preview build is the same build number as the lastest beta. For Ventura RC it is now running 16.1 (Version 16.1 (18614.2.9.1.10).
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
scheinderrob Avatar
14 weeks ago
if only extension support wasn't a complete joke
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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