Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 78 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 three 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 78 includes bug fixes and performance improvements for Pointer Events, Web Inspector, WebDriver, Web API, Accessibility, and Media.

    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 was released to the public in September 2018.

    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.

    Article Link: Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 78 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements
     
  2. raskar macrumors member

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    Its been 6 months since i switched to using Chrome as my main browser on my mbp and i have to say the improvement in performance is +ve.
     
  3. dan9700 macrumors 68030

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    Whats +ve
     
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  5. star-affinity macrumors 6502a

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    Not scrolling performance at least – Safari and Firefox still do this noticeably better (unless something has changed in Chrome recently).
     
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    I find FireFox faster than Chrome.
     
  7. racerhomie, Mar 20, 2019
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    No thank you. I want to use my Mac as a laptop.
     
  8. raskar macrumors member

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    I'll give that a try oneday. Never worked with Firefox
     
  9. Greatness617 macrumors newbie

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    Is chrome really better? I am
    Starting to wonder if they are stilling my information. So I have been using safari a lot more. I wish it would support 4K on YouTube and I would never use chrome again.
     
  10. justperry, Mar 20, 2019
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    You get tracked on Safari as well, dependable on which site you visit, BUT, I do trust Safari (a lot) more than Chrome.
     
  11. StellarVixen macrumors 68000

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    Is it still slow like a snail? I am not over exaggerating when I say that current Safari feels like IE compared to Firefox that I switched to recently. I just couldn’t bear that anymore...
     
  12. BaltimoreMediaBlog macrumors 6502a

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    Are the Safari Technology Preview improvements ever going to be incorporated in Safari for High Sierra or is upgrading to Mohave going to be the only way to get a newer version of Safari? Currently Technology Preview is more compatible with Facebook and Facebook is apparently not going to change just for Safari.
     
  13. martyjmclean macrumors 6502

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    Safari 12.0.3 is available for Mojave (10.14.3), High Sierra (10.13.6) and Sierra (10.12.6).
     
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    That is the version that has some incompatibilities with Facebook. That still doesn't fix the anything on selecting backgrounds on posts. This works in Chrome, Firefox, & Safari Technology Preview, but not Safari 12.0.3, but thanks for answering my question. Apple is simply letting Safari languish for now. At least I know Mohave won't fix this either.
     
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    I'd like to know too - this abbreviation game is getting out of hand. I'll start by guessing that '+ve' stands for +vanemergency

    Probably a spelling error - a typography failure.
     
  16. rshrugged macrumors 6502a

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    I agree. It’s maddening sometimes.
    I think it’s the last two letters in positive and negative combined with the prefix of plus or minus.
     
  17. allan.nyholm macrumors 6502a

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    I could not have imagined that - no-one on the Internet is running out of letters to type so there's really no reason to abbreviate each word when typing either negative or positive makes a whole lot more sense.

    Thank you for letting me know about the abbrevation. I won't derail this thread any longer.
     
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    Is it me or iCloud Tabs seems to have stopped working with this release
     
  19. recoil80 macrumors 68020

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    I use Chrome and Safari on a daily basis. Usually I keep my personal stuff on Safari and use Chrome for development, unless I'm working on one my hybrid apps and need Safari for the Web Inspector. For that I usually open Safari Technology Preview and I quite like it but Chrome as better developer tools if you're a web developer. I sometimes use their inspector for Android and don't like it, doesn't work reliably 100% of the time...
     
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    Reinstalled a previous version, and iCloud Tabs works again.
     

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