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Apple today released Safari 15 for macOS Big Sur and macOS Catalina devices, with Apple introducing support for features that are going to be coming in the macOS Monterey update set to be released later this year.

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Safari 15 introduces a new look for Safari with rounded, more defined tabs and support for transparency, a compact tab bar option that can be toggled on or off, and Tab Groups. Apple's notes for the update are below:
Safari 15 delivers faster performance, improved security, and the following new features:
- Tab Groups help you save and organize your tabs and easily access them across devices
- Redesigned tabs have a rounder and more defined appearance and take on the color of the webpage
- Compact tab bar option shows more of your web page on screen
- HTTPS upgrade automatically switches sites from HTTP to more secure HTTPS when available
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Safari 15 can be downloaded by opening up the System Preferences interface and selecting the Software Update option. There is no word yet on when macOS Monterey will be released, but it could come in October alongside new Macs as Apple is expected to hold a Mac-centric event this fall to debut new 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro models.

Article Link: Apple Releases Safari 15 Update for macOS Big Sur and macOS Catalina With New Safari Design, Tab Groups, and More
 
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iBluetooth

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Have been using Safari for a while and it has replaced Chrome in daily browsing. Sometimes, also when developing, as I find errors faster, as Chrome is more error forgiving which tends to bite you in the end.
Safari is generally faster and no noice from the fans.
 
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Sasparilla

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Nice, a little pop of website related color at the top, I like it. Will be waiting on the other OS level .0 updates for a couple of revisions.
 
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metalsiren

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I thought we would have to wait for the new OS coming, yes I am sure its all preferences but I am one who like the compact design just like the one on IOS 15.
 
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chucker23n1

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Tab Groups sync seems to kind of work! It takes a while, but I'm now seeing groups created on my Mac on my iPhone, and vice versa.

Doesn't work with Safari TP, apparently.
 
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Freeangel1

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This makes Monterey an even LESS compelling upgrade OS.

They made a big deal about the changes to safari only found in the Monterey upgrade.

Now they are rolling it out to other macOS.

AGAIN. sort of makes you wonder...... A whole year of brainstorming to produce an OS with very little noteworthy upgrades.
 

DoogH

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This makes Monterey an even LESS compelling upgrade OS.

They made a big deal about the changes to safari only found in the Monterey upgrade.

Now they are rolling it out to other macOS.

AGAIN. sort of makes you wonder...... A whole year of brainstorming to produce an OS with very little noteworthy upgrades.
Apple makes lots of back-end improvements to the OS that are invisible. Sure, they aren't sexy, but they help them compete in many ways.
 

whyamihere

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Very cool we can get browser tabs on Mac before Monterey releases. I'm just not sure which is best to set the tab groups up on first to ensure a good syncing... iPhone or Mac?
 

whyamihere

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FYI after upgrading, I quit Safari and re-opened and all of my open tabs were closed, with no way to re-open them (Reopen All Windows from Last Session opened a blank window). Had a dozen or so tabs open from the past few weeks that I was planning to read I have no idea what they were now...
Yikes. This is what I'm fearing. Before upgrading I'm gonna copy all my tab URLs to a note first. Hope you find a way to get them back.
 
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