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

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Safari Technology Preview release 124 includes bug fixes and performance improvements for Web Inspector, CSS, JavaScript, Web API, Rendering, Wheel Events, Web Driver, WebGL, WebRTC, WebCrypto, and Scrolling.

The current Safari Technology Preview release is the built on the new Safari 14 update included in macOS Big Sur with support for Safari Web Extensions imported from other browsers, tab previews, password breach notifications, web authentication with Touch ID, and more.

The new Safari Technology Preview update is available for both macOS Catalina and macOS Big Sur, the newest version of the Mac operating system.

The Safari Technology Preview update is available through the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences 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.

Article Link: Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 124 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements
 

srbNYC

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I just started installing the STPs and making them my default browsers, maybe 3 version ago. They seem to be (knock wood) bug-free and perform well, sometimes with a minor new feature or two. Just fun to safely have the latest. Can alway start the regular Safari if necessary; everything (bookmarks, passwords, tabs, etc.) syncs perfectly with both, so the co-exist together—but haven't had to use regular Safari once.
 

DocNo

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Does it fix the incredible memory bloat introduced with Big Sur?

YouTube in particular seems to really give Safari fits now - even on iPad OS 14 and higher.
 

srbNYC

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I'm not having a good time with this version. Print buttons on websites don't launch the print dialog, animated graphics do not show up, etc. These functions on the same pages do work on the current regular Safari release.
 
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