Apple Releases Safari 5.1.4 Update: Improved JavaScript And Bug Fixes

Posted on Mar 13 2012 - 6:38am by Editorial Staff

Apple yesterday released an update to its Safari web browser version 5.1.4. The version contains improvements to performance, stability, compatibility and security. The update primarily addresses a variety of bugs and issues and claims to improve JavaScript performance. The updates include:

  • Improve JavaScript performance
  • Preserve links in PDFs saved from webpages
  • Fix an issue that could make Flash content appear incomplete after using gesture zooming
  • Improve responsiveness when typing into the search field after changing network configurations or with an intermittent network connection
  • Fix an issue that could cause the screen to dim while watching HTML5 video
  • Address an issue that could cause webpages to flash white when switching between Safari windows
  • 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
  • Address issues that prevented printing U.S. Postal Service shipping labels and embedded PDFs
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