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Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 104 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements

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Apple today released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced four years ago in March 2016. Apple designed the Safari Technology Preview to test features that may be introduced into future release versions of Safari.

Safari Technology Preview release 104 includes extensive bug fixes and performance improvements for Web Inspector, Web API, CSS, Web Animations, Intersection Observer, Media, WebRTC, WebAuthn, and Safari Extensions.

The new Safari Technology Preview update is available for both macOS Mojave and macOS Catalina, the newest version of the Mac operating system that was released in October 2019.

The Safari Technology Preview update is available through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store to anyone who has downloaded the browser. Full release notes for the update are available on the Safari Technology Preview website.

Apple's aim with Safari Technology Preview is to gather feedback from developers and users on its browser development process. Safari Technology Preview can run side-by-side with the existing Safari browser and while designed for developers, it does not require a developer account to download.

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nutmac

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Google Classroom is still broken. Attachments will fail to load when "Prevent cross-site tracking" is enabled.
 
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nutmac

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That just means Google is doing its thing trying to get around privacy settings. Why is that Safari’s problem?
While you might be correct, an average user will switch to a browser that works rather than put up with incompatibility issues.

Google Classroom is increasingly popular these days, and it works fine on Edge, Firefox, and (obviously) Chrome. Apple needs to make Safari compatible with Classroom OR ask Google to fix Classroom. Heck, Apple thanked Google for its cross-site tracking improvements.

Also, the fact that "prevent cross-site tracking" is a global setting (cannot be excluded for certain websites) means users will have to choose between lower security for all OR use different browser.
 
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zorinlynx

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Damnit, they still haven't fixed the bug where some images are incorrectly oriented when dragged to Twitter and some other websites from Photos.app.

I already reported it some time ago.
 
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Dr.Paul

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When these are released by Apple ...does every OSX get an update via Updates/App Store?
I'm having the same problem. No updates from App store on this, and I'm not seeing any way to check for updates through the Safari Tech Preview app.
 
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thedocbwarren

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Sounds like the right approach really. You get a choice of being tracked and mined for data or don't use the product when protected.

While you might be correct, an average user will switch to a browser that works rather than put up with incompatibility issues.

Google Classroom is increasingly popular these days, and it works fine on Edge, Firefox, and (obviously) Chrome. Apple needs to make Safari compatible with Classroom OR ask Google to fix Classroom. Heck, Apple thanked Google for its cross-site tracking improvements.

Also, the fact that "prevent cross-site tracking" is a global setting (cannot be excluded for certain websites) means users will have to choose between lower security for all OR use different browser.
 
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ajfahey

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Oh goody. More bugs to wade through in our future. Hopefully the new bugs will at least replace some of the old bugs.
 
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MauiPa

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When these are released by Apple ...does every OSX get an update via Updates/App Store?
You have to sign up. This is not safari, but a beta version, hence “technology preview”. The article says: “The Safari Technology Preview update is available through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store to anyone who has downloaded the browser. Full release notes for the update are available on the Safari Technology Preview website.”
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I'm having the same problem. No updates from App store on this, and I'm not seeing any way to check for updates through the Safari Tech Preview app.
It’s under Settings and this is not safari, but technology preview, you have to sign up for it
 
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lkrupp

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While you might be correct, an average user will switch to a browser that works rather than put up with incompatibility issues.

Google Classroom is increasingly popular these days, and it works fine on Edge, Firefox, and (obviously) Chrome. Apple needs to make Safari compatible with Classroom OR ask Google to fix Classroom. Heck, Apple thanked Google for its cross-site tracking improvements.

Also, the fact that "prevent cross-site tracking" is a global setting (cannot be excluded for certain websites) means users will have to choose between lower security for all OR use different browser.

So Apple should just bite the bullet and reduce security so it can play well with Google? Right. As for the average user, they don’t even know other browsers exist.
 
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nutmac

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So Apple should just bite the bullet and reduce security so it can play well with Google? Right. As for the average user, they don’t even know other browsers exist.
Apple should work with Google to fix the problem, regardless of where the fault lies.

If we are talking about a small time website, it would be website's responsibility to fix the problem. But Google Classroom is used by 5 million students daily (amplified by COVID-19) and the website has been broken in Safari released in March 24.

I personally think Google Classroom is a crappy website, prone to issues even in Chrome. But since Apple worked with Google to co-develop cross-site tracking, I find it ironic that Safari does not work with Google website.
 
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Diamond Dog

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Would love to try it-- won't bother if I can't install third party extensions outside of the App Store.
 
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mortenb

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All I wish for from Safari, is the ability to have favicons in the favorites bar - and no text. You can do this in all other browsers I know of, and it's the only thing that keeps me from switching from Chrome...
 
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len5

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I'm sure Google could fix this very quickly unless there is a reason they haven't yet like it interfering with their business model or something.
 
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nvmls

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I’m not sure how you think that makes googles business practices any less skeezy.

I'm not sure how you think it makes Apple's any less skeezy either.
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All I wish for from Safari, is the ability to have favicons in the favorites bar - and no text. You can do this in all other browsers I know of, and it's the only thing that keeps me from switching from Chrome...

Heh, good luck with that. Took them only 5 years to add favicon support.
 
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PsykX

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All I wish for from Safari, is the ability to have favicons in the favorites bar - and no text. You can do this in all other browsers I know of, and it's the only thing that keeps me from switching from Chrome...
You've been able to accomplish this since at least 3-4 years. Just drag any open tab to the left completely and it will stay there forever as a favicon.
 
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Tech198

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That just means Google is doing its thing trying to get around privacy settings. Why is that Safari’s problem?

Cross-site scripting is two way street. not just one way. Some browsers don't always honer the correct HTML code as they should..

eg.. For some reason 3rd party downloads have issues from Sourceforge with Safari, but work just fine from Firefox for example..

I still reckon it's the blocking Safari does to 'protect' its users... It's good, but also bad at the same time.

Sometimes it does get in the way of what your trying to do. I just learn to live with it because you know when Apple's dead-set on something, they are never gonna budge.
 
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