Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 81 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    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 81 includes bug fixes and performance improvements for Dark Mode, JavaScript, WebRTC, Media, Layout, Accessibility, Web API, Storage, Security, Web Inspector, WebDriver, and Web GPU. Today's update adds the privacy preserving Ad Click Attribution API as an experimental feature, according to Apple's notes.

    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 81 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements
  2. einsteinbqat macrumors 6502


    Nov 3, 2012
    iCloud Tabs stopped working since STP 78 and above (High Sierra).
  3. Crow T Robot macrumors newbie

    Dec 21, 2017
  4. xbjllb macrumors 65816


    Jan 4, 2008
  5. MacGizmo macrumors 65816


    Apr 27, 2003
    With Apple killing legacy extensions, and forcing developers to pay them to release an extension on the store, I'm afraid Safari is on a very short leash with me.

    I look at what I'm going to lose when Apple makes the regular Safari adhere to this rule:
    • Grammarly
    • Awesome Screenshot
    • Save to Pocket
    • Buffer
    • Translate
    • Throttle
    • Text2Link
    • HoverSee
    • Amazon Assistant
    • YouTubeWide

    All of those are free... and not likely to be updated for the new Safari. There are currently no "full-page" screenshot extensions available. And I couldn't find any alternatives to the ones on my list... no free ones anyway. The Translate extension is available for $10 - way too much for the few times I use it.

    I love the AppStore. But forcing everyone to use it and killing everything else is just bad news. I would stop using Safari today were it not for the tight iCloud integration. Opera is actually quite nice!

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