Apple Releases Safari 6 Update for OS X Lion

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacRumors, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001


    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:

    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
  2. jasonxneo macrumors regular


    Sep 7, 2010
    Ozone Park, New York
  3. NazgulRR macrumors 6502

    Oct 4, 2010
  4. reubs macrumors 68000

    Jun 22, 2006
    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.
  5. AirThis macrumors 6502a

    Mar 6, 2012
  6. Tar Sniffer macrumors 6502

    Apr 11, 2012
    Is it just me or does the Reader button look uncomfortable now?
    Also, Safari feels much snappier! ;)
  7. zared macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2012
  8. CplBadboy macrumors 6502

    Mmmmm. Safari is feeling much snappier. Good job Apple.:D
  9. potatis macrumors 6502a


    Dec 9, 2006
  10. Raftysworld macrumors 6502

    Oct 28, 2011
    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?
  11. jake0112 macrumors newbie

    May 29, 2012
    Oh wow, over 2 gigs of updates. Looking forward to one search field in safari - long overdue in my opinion.
  12. AirThis, Jul 25, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2012

    AirThis macrumors 6502a

    Mar 6, 2012
    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... :)
  13. Lucky736 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 18, 2004
  14. beltzak macrumors member

    Aug 18, 2006
    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.
  15. Edgecrusherr macrumors member

    Jan 21, 2006
    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).
  16. stoplis macrumors regular

    Aug 14, 2009
  17. anzio macrumors 6502

    Dec 5, 2010
    Innisfil, Ontario, Canada
    Where's the Windows version? Is Safari Mac only again?
  18. G2244 macrumors member


    Mar 4, 2009
    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.
  19. mex4eric macrumors 6502


    Jun 23, 2009
    Ottawa, Canada
    No Mountain Lion available yet, so might as well try these instead until store settles down.
  20. madrag macrumors 6502

    Nov 2, 2007
    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?
  21. ^^BIGMac macrumors 6502a


    Dec 10, 2009
    You didn't. :D
  22. jrichard012 macrumors member

    Oct 12, 2007
    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.
  23. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

    Oct 15, 2008
    We will.
  24. blackboxxx macrumors regular

    Sep 10, 2008
    And nobody noticed that Apple just quietly killed Safari for Windows? Good riddance.

    That leaves iTunes as the last remaining Apple software for Windows.
  25. slrandall macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2011
    Only using it on Lion, but wow - Safari 6 is blazing. Or "snappy", as all you guys say. :p

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