Apple Updates Safari Web Browser to Version 5.1.4

Apple has released an update to their Safari Web Browser.  The update, Version 5.1.4, includes a number of fixes that improve the performance of the Safari Browser.  Included fixes are:

  • Improve JavaScript performance
  • Improve responsiveness when typing into the search field after changing network configurations or with an intermittent network connection
  • Address an issue that could cause webpages to flash white when switching between Safari windows
  • Address issues that prevented printing U.S. Postal Service shipping labels and embedded PDFs
  • Preserve links in PDFs saved from webpages
  • Fix an issue that could make Flash content appear incomplete after using gesture zooming
  • Fix an issue that could cause the screen to dim while watching HTML5 video
  • Improve stability, compatibility and startup time when using extensions
  • Allow cookies set during regular browsing to be available after using Private Browsing
  • Fix an issue that could cause some data to be left behind after pressing the “Remove All Website Data” button

The update is for Mac OS X users who are running at least Mac OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard or newer.     For Mac OS X Lion users, you must have at least 10.7.3 installed.  You can download the update through the Software Update feature under the Apple menu or from the Safari support page at:

http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1070?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US

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