Apple Releases Safari 6 Update for OS X Lion

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    Alongside OS X Mountain Lion 10.8, Apple has released the updated version of Safari to OS X Lion (10.7). It is available in OS X Lion's Software Update. According to Apple, the new Safari contains new features, including:

    - Smart Search Field. Safari now has one field for typing both searches and web addresses.
    - Offline Reading List. Safari saves entire webpages in your Reading List so you can catch up on your reading even when you don't have an internet connection.
    - Do Not Track. Safari can send the websites you visit a request not to track you online.
    - Password pane. Manage your saved website logins with the new Password pane.
    - Baidu. The leading Chinese search engine Baidu is now a built-in option for Chinese users.
    For more information about Safari, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5275

    Safari 6 for OS X Lion also includes improvements to stability, compatibility, usability and security, including changes that:

    - Make the swipe to navigate gesture work with PDFs.
    - Restore the state of Reading List when Safari is launched.
    - Fix an issue that affected full screen video in webpages that have positioned content.
    - Restore the user's previous cookies after Private Browsing without requiring a Safari relaunch.


    Article Link: Apple Releases Safari 6 Update for OS X Lion
     
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    I noticed there's an iWork update, too, and it makes all of them compatible w/ iCloud once Mountain Lion is installed. That's really good news; no need to pay for an upgrade to that suite.
     
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    Is it just me or does the Reader button look uncomfortable now?
    Also, Safari feels much snappier! ;)
     
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    Mmmmm. Safari is feeling much snappier. Good job Apple.:D
     
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    Okay this meme is just getting old now. Can we actually discuss the changes in Safari 6?

    On a side note, does anyone think that the prevalence of the number 6 in recent products (iOS6, Safari 6) implies that the 6th generation iPhone will be called the iPhone 6?
     
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    Oh wow, over 2 gigs of updates. Looking forward to one search field in safari - long overdue in my opinion.
     
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    I've opened part of a page in Dashboard, but it won't go away. Guess I'm safari 6 challenged. :D

    Edit: never mind, just figured this one out. It's just like any other widget. Duh... :)
     
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    So no Safari 6 for Snow Leopard

    Yeah great support for Snow Leopard Indeed.

    A happy happy Mac Pro 1.1 user. Have fun with Apple.
     
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    I was hoping, though not expecting, that Snow Leopard would at least get Safari 6 as its last version...guess not.

    Good thing playing around with Chromium last week. Looks like it's my SL browser of choice.

    Sorry Apple, Lion/Mt Lion doesn't cut it in my production environment! (Print company).
     
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    Where's the Windows version? Is Safari Mac only again?
     
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    It appears there is a Windows version possibly? On my work Windows machine when I run apple software update it says new software is available but shows nothing in the list to select.
     
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    No Mountain Lion available yet, so might as well try these instead until store settles down.
     
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    I'm a bit nervous about the smart search, because I type my URLs without http and I wonder if it will start searching for the URLs instead of going directly to them, and vice-versa :confused:

    I haven't got Lion to test it, anyone can give some thoughts on their experience on the unified address/search?
     
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    You didn't. :D
     
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    My download went through immediately. When I go to install, it says my hard disk is used for time machine backups. After disabling TM, and doing a restart, I get the same message when I go to the screen where you select where to install.
     
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    We will.
     
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    And nobody noticed that Apple just quietly killed Safari for Windows? Good riddance.

    That leaves iTunes as the last remaining Apple software for Windows.
     
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    Only using it on Lion, but wow - Safari 6 is blazing. Or "snappy", as all you guys say. :p
     

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