Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 88 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 88 includes bug fixes and performance improvements for JavaScript, WebRTC, Web API, Pointer Events, Rendering, Accessibility, WebGL, WebGPU, and Web Inspector.

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 introduced at the June Worldwide Developers Conference.

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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Bawstun

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I wish Safari would block ads, phishing attempts, or anything really privacy related to get it into the current state of most apps.

Brave browser for iOS is the current greatest browser, in my opinion. Edge by Microsoft for iOS is second. Firefox is third. Opera Touch is fourth and Chrome the massive security threat and battery hog is dead last. I’ve tried every browser there is from Dolphin to Puffin to even discontinued browsers from back in the day, to current ones like Aloha. Brave browser beats them all in terms of speed and security and ad-blocking. It’s fantastic.
 

adrianlondon

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You realize there are other supported ad blockers like ABP and uBlock?
I don't like either of those. I moved to Firefox for other reasons a couple of years ago - mainly cookie management and swiping back (especially in forums) without reloading the page - and it's a bonus that things like uBlock Origin still work. Safari is a slightly sleeker app, and of course better integrated into MacOS, so I check it out every release with the hope of going back, but nope. Not yet, anyway.

I have uBlock Origin running on multiple Macs running latest versions of Safari, they were wiped but I just re-installed.
uBlock, or uBlock Origin?
 

ksec

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https://html5test.com/

Still 499.


I find it difficult to use Safari after the extension apocalypse. Without uBlock Origin, surfing the Internet is like handling radioactive waste.
Supporting more features doesn't necessarily means it is better.
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VP9 will never be supported in Safari. Maybe AV1 in a year or two.
I still don't believe Apple will support AV1.
 

nvmls

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Another version with the new tab button duplicated when resized on an external monitor, the download button also is off although I guess at least it works lol, hopefully next one will do.

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advancewarsbest

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I don't like either of those. I moved to Firefox for other reasons a couple of years ago - mainly cookie management and swiping back (especially in forums) without reloading the page - and it's a bonus that things like uBlock Origin still work. Safari is a slightly sleeker app, and of course better integrated into MacOS, so I check it out every release with the hope of going back, but nope. Not yet, anyway.

uBlock, or uBlock Origin?
uBlock Origin, you just need to re-install it. you can always do it manually from the gitrepo.

https://github.com/el1t/uBlock-Safari
 

advancewarsbest

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You've done this on the tech preview version this thread is about, and/or the standard Catalina version? Safari in Catalina doesn't support .safariextz files any more.
Whoops, thanks for the correction; didn't realize this was for the next MacOS iteration thread. Troubling news indeed.
 
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