Apple releases Safari 5.1.4 update with improved JavaScript performance and bug fixes

Apple releases Safari 5.1.4 update with improved JavaScript performance and bug fixes

Apple has released an update to its Safari web browser, bringing the version to 5.1.4. The update addresses a variety of bugs and issues and claims to improve JavaScript performance.

Safari 5.1.4 contains improvements to performance, stability, compatibility, and security, including changes that:

  • 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

You can download Safari 5.1.4 via Software Update or directly from Apple here.

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