Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 171 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.

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‌Safari Technology Preview‌ release 171 includes bug fixes and performance improvements for Web Inspector, CSS, CSS Counter Styles, Web Animations, Rendering, JavaScript, Popover, Web API, Media, Accessibility, and SVG.

The current ‌Safari Technology Preview‌ release is version 16.4 and is compatible with machines running macOS Ventura and macOS Monterey 12.3 or later.

The ‌Safari Technology Preview‌ update is available through the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences or System Settings 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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nortonandreev Avatar
14 months ago
Still tagged as Safari 16.4, while the latest macOS 13.5 Beta is on 16.6.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jlbro Avatar
14 months ago

My installation of the 171 Preview is no longer saving browsing History between launches (it did before). Bug?
Same thing happening to me also. When I try to reinstall the History.db from a backup, it fails to recognise it and commences a new history, which I am unable to find in the ~Library. I'm guessing it is a bug also?
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)