Safari 5.1.4 with JavaScript and PDF Handling Improvements Seeded to Developers

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    As noted by 9to5Mac, Apple today began seeding Safari 5.1.4 to developers for testing, signaling the next round of improvements for Apple's browser software. Safari 5.1.4 is available in versions for OS X Lion, Mac OS X Snow Leopard, and Windows, and the release notes ask developers to focus their testing on JavaScript performance, interactions between plug-ins and zooming, and PDF printing.
    Safari 5.1.3 was released just yesterday as part of OS X 10.7.3 and is a Lion-only release for now, as Safari 5.1.2 remains the most up-to-date version available for Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Windows users.

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    I'm all for Safari fixes, but I would love to know when iOS 5.1 is being released. Lots of iCloud bugs that need fixing.
     
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    I was hoping this build would at least fix the issues I’m having with PDFs displayed in frames since upgrading to Lion. The scaling is odd and the controls are missing, which means that I cannot really read PDF files anymore when they are contained in frames. This annoys me considerably. Printing seems to work fine though.
     
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    It's always nice to see Apple further improving Safari.
     
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    Is it snappier?

    March, when iPad 3 launches
     
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    I haven't seen anything like what you describe... Do you have a URL that shows this issue?

    Have you reported the problem?
     
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    As far as I'm concerned, they completely broke it with 5.1. Safari is the whole reason I am still on OS X 10.6.8. Gotta admit I'm still pretty peeved that they would break so many plugins that I rely on daily with a x.1 update. I wish they'd make the plugin architecture more flexible again - the Evernote web clipper sucks compared to the capabilities of the Safari 5.0x extension, and I'm not sure if 1password is as usable either. Having a right-click context menu is so much more usable than having to clutter up the interface with a bunch of buttons and icons.
     
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    I hope the update fixes the severe problems I've had since upgrading to 5.1. It's barely usable and trashing prefs and cache did not resolve the problem. Neither did disabling plugins.
     
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    Improvements Seeded to Developers

    web clipper sucks compared to the capabilities of the Safari 5.0x extension, and I'm not sure if 1password is as usable either. Having a right-click context menu is so much more usable than having to clutter up the interface with a bunch of buttons and icons.thanks for sharing the information.
     
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    At it's best under 10.6.
     
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    1Password works as long as they don´t update the plugin, because this usually causes the browser to freeze. Evernote sucks now though, I hardly use it via plugin anymore.
     
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    If you go to this website you will see a PDF file that is contained in a frame. For me, the PDF is scaled down, with dark-grey borders around it. There are no PDF controls when you hover with your cursor over it, which makes it impossible to scale or download the PDF. The only workaround seems to be to either open the PDF in a new tab or window or to download it. Needless to say, it is annoying. I deleted/disabled all extensions and plugins, such Adobe Reader, Flip4Mac and Perian, but it does not solve the problem. WebKit has the same problem. I have been using the latest developer versions of Safari and I am running OS X Lion.
     

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