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Apple today released the fifth developer beta of Safari 10 for OS X Yosemite and OS X El Capitan users, allowing those who don't yet want to install the macOS Sierra operating system to test out the upcoming Safari update.

The fifth Safari 10 beta for Yosemite and El Capitan can be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center or over-the-air through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store for those who installed the first four Safari 10 betas.

Safari 10 for Yosemite and El Capitan does not include all of the features that are available or will be available in macOS Sierra, like Apple Pay on the web and Picture in Picture support, but the Safari 10 functions listed below are available.

[*]Safari Extensions
[*]New Bookmarks sidebar, including double-click to focus in on a folder
[*]Redesigned Bookmarks and History views
[*]Site-specific zoom
[*]Improved AutoFill from your Contacts card
[*]Reader improvements
[*]HTML5 and legacy Plug-ins
[*]Allow reopening of recently closed tabs
[*]Back closing spawned tabs
[*]Improved ranking of Frequently Visited Sites
[*]Web Inspector Timelines Tab
[*]Debugging using Web Inspector

With OS X El Capitan, Safari 10 also supports the development of Safari App Extensions, allowing developers to start creating extensions that will eventually be sold through the Mac App Store. Also unique to El Capitan (and Sierra) is Spotlight suggestions for Top Hits.

Safari 10 will be released this fall alongside macOS Sierra.

Article Link: Apple Releases Safari 10 Developer Beta 5 for OS X Yosemite and El Capitan
 
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Altis

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A dark mode that forces backgrounds to be dark and text to be light would be great.

I have an extension for Chrome called ChangeColors that does this and it makes such a huge difference on the strain to your eyes.
 
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aroom

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A mode that give me the same browsing experience on OS X that on my iPad regarding flash embedded YouTube video on most of the forums would be great. Click to plugin extension doesn't do the tricks.
 

AdonisSMU

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Finally a great update to Safari 10. This should help their HTML5 numbers significantly.
 

Feenician

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Clearly being dumb here but can someone explain what this is ...

"Back closing spawned tabs"

If you click a link and it opens a tab you shouldn't lose your back/forward context as you currently do. If you click back that spawned tab will be closed.

Note: I think this may not apply to tabs you forced, say, by middle clicking
 

Feenician

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I guess I'm out of the loop. Why do we need this?

It's doubtful you "need" any major features on top of Safari (or Chrome, or Firefox, or Opera etc.) already offer at this stage. What it does well is allow you to put a video to the side with minimal (zero, actually) Chrome around to maximize the rest of your working area.

edit: post sounded rather snarky but wasn't intended to. Just pointing out that the big browsers pretty much incorporate all the major features and the gaps are left to extensions. One extra thing PIP seems good for is watching video in full screen Safari while you switch between tabs though it seems to me it'd be nice to be able to take it other, non-Safari full screen apps (which you can't right now)
 
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pubwvj

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Thank you Apple for continuing to support Yosemite. I hesitate to upgrade beyond that because all my apps work under Yosemite but I know some don't work with El Capitan. It would be nice if Apple didn't break apps with upgrades and the the ones in question they broke by dropping hooks. I would rather get my work done than have the latest OS.
 

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With OS X El Capitan, Safari 10 also supports the development of Safari App Extensions, allowing developers to start creating extensions that will eventually be sold through the Mac App Store.
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I hope Apple opens up the restrictions in the latest API so as to allow robust script blockers; also allow an increase in the amount of rules available for content blocker developers.
 

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Thank you Apple for continuing to support Yosemite. I hesitate to upgrade beyond that because all my apps work under Yosemite but I know some don't work with El Capitan. It would be nice if Apple didn't break apps with upgrades and the the ones in question they broke by dropping hooks. I would rather get my work done than have the latest OS.
Apple doesn't break apps. Devs don't update apps.
That's other discussion.
 

mdriftmeyer

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They haven't fully flushed out this release. It's got some rollback from Safari Technology Preview.

Safari Tech Preview: Release 10 (Safari 9.1.2, WebKit 11603.1.1)

Safari: Version 10 (WebKit 11602.1.50)

Safari Tech Preview:

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Safari 10:

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Can I get this as a non developer? I would really love to try this out, or if someone can provide me with a download link?
 

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Can I get this as a non developer? I would really love to try this out, or if someone can provide me with a download link?
Click the link in the OP. You can sign in with your Apple ID. You'll get limited access to downloads, including to Safari 10. Remember, it's a Beta so take the usual precautions.
 

Parasprite

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It's doubtful you "need" any major features on top of Safari (or Chrome, or Firefox, or Opera etc.) already offer at this stage. What it does well is allow you to put a video to the side with minimal (zero, actually) Chrome around to maximize the rest of your working area.

edit: post sounded rather snarky but wasn't intended to. Just pointing out that the big browsers pretty much incorporate all the major features and the gaps are left to extensions. One extra thing PIP seems good for is watching video in full screen Safari while you switch between tabs though it seems to me it'd be nice to be able to take it other, non-Safari full screen apps (which you can't right now)
I could see that being useful. I used to do the same thing with dual screens and kind of missed having that.
 

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I've gotten used to per-site zoom in Sierra. It's very nice, because some sites insist on stupidly small fonts.

Extensions are becoming less of a plus since they made extension development part of the unified paid development program. The ones most important to me are no longer being updated, because the devs don't want to pay $99/year to create free extensions.
 
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c0ppo

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I've gotten used to per-site zoom in Sierra. It's very nice, because some sites insist on stupidly small fonts.

Extensions are becoming less of a plus since they made extension development part of the unified paid development program. The ones most important to me are no longer being updated, because the devs don't want to pay $99/year to create free extensions.

Indeed. Like 'Sessions' extension for example.
Idiocracy at Apple.
 
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