Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 63 With Bug Fixes and Feature Improvements

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

    Safari Technology Preview release 63 includes bug fixes and feature improvements for Dark Mode, Custom Elements, Media, Web Animations, Web API, Accessibility, Web Inspector, Internationalization API, WebGL 2, and SVG.

    The new Safari Technology Preview update is available for both macOS High Sierra and macOS Mojave, the newest version of the Mac operating system that's currently being beta tested by developers. Apple notes that Adobe Flash content does not load on macOS Mojave in Release 63.

    The Safari Technology Preview update is available through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store (or in System Preferences in Mojave) 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 63 With Bug Fixes and Feature Improvements
     
  2. ignatius345 macrumors 68020

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    I'd been using it for a bit as my primary browser (love those new tab icons), but the last version was crashing a ton. Hopefully this fixes that...
     
  3. Appleak macrumors member

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    my benchmark html5test for version 63
     

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  4. onerob macrumors newbie

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    Still doesn't work properly with Youtube.
     
  5. mdatwood macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed. I've been using the Tech Preview for a long time, and the last version was easily the worst I have seen.
     
  6. atikalz macrumors regular

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    Now that they finally implemented favicons, they killed my must have plug-ins by their forced but empty App Store. Why are they making it so hard to switch to Safari on macOS?
    So I have to stick to chrome...
     
  7. nvmls macrumors 6502a

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    In addition to this, they always put out broken versions, of course it's a beta release, but very basic stuff like media playback, popular sites crashing, buggy dev tools, etc and many times they take forever to finally fix them. HTML5 test score has been stuck since like 25-30 versions ago. Somehow they have other priorities than providing support for some tags like input type="date" on 2018 but oh well. (or add back enable/comment all CSS properties inside 1 selector as it used to have)
     
  8. bjwhite3114 macrumors member

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    62 was a crashing mess for me, so I downgraded to 61. Is 63 stable at least?
     
  9. mdatwood macrumors 6502a

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    So far 63 does appear to be stable.
     
  10. JGRE macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, but this is crazy. Apple abandoned Flash for iOS, so you would expect them to be in the front row with HTML5.........
     

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