Apple Seeds Safari 6.0.1 for OS X Lion to Developers


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Original poster
Apr 12, 2001

Apple today seeded a developer build of Safari 6.0.1 for OS X Lion for testing, giving developers a chance to test out the next minor standalone update to Apple's Internet browser. Safari 6.0.1 is included in the OS X 10.8.2 developer build seeded yesterday, but Apple will also be releasing the update for users still running OS X Lion.

The Safari update comes on top of larger developer builds of OS X Lion 10.7.5, with Apple continuing development on Lion even though OS X Mountain Lion and its first update of OS X 10.8.1 have already made their way into the hands of users.

Article Link: Apple Seeds Safari 6.0.1 for OS X Lion to Developers


macrumors newbie
Aug 24, 2012
I really hope they fix some issues with the Developer menu.

Anyone else want the stylesheet name back next to the selector?


macrumors 6502
Jan 8, 2007
I've heard that Safari 6.0.1 does not restore RSS functionality.


macrumors regular
Mar 11, 2009
RSS and Activity Window are the only stupid, pointless things to remove in Safari 6.

Bring them back, ESPECIALLY the latter, and I will be very happy! :)
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macrumors 6502a
Sep 27, 2004
Do people seriously use Safari on Windows...? :confused:
I do at times. There are times I need more than one browser open at work. I use Firefox as my main browser, and don't touch IE. I've found that for certain tasks, Safari is quicker than Chrome. So, Safari it is.


macrumors 65816
Jan 7, 2008
Inverness, Florida
Curious to know if it fixes the lag when loading web pages. From the point I open Safari to actual load or when I type an address it just sits there for awhile before loading the page. With Chrome this does not happen. Happens on both of my machines since upgrading to ML. Wifes laptop on Lion without Safari 6 works no problem as it should.


macrumors newbie
Jul 13, 2011
Safari still drags along

I have the latest ML build on my iMac and MBP. I read in several blogs that Apple has made Safari a lot faster. Well, maybe it's just me but I find that Safari is still slow in drawing web pages. I'm forced to continue using Google Chrome, which is a lot snappier. I hope the next update to Safari speeds it up, as I like the features.


macrumors 65816
Apr 10, 2008
Auckland, New Zealand
Any update on Safari for Windows?
Yeah I'd really like to think it will come. I've been using Safari 5 in Windows for a long time now - I find it to be the subtlest of browsers. Preferences are straightforward, extensions are unobtrusive, the look is clean, and it fits very nicely with the GUI, including just happily fitting in with Windows 8, unlike iTunes which keeps its Windows 7 close box and the like.

But it would be really nice if Apple kept Safari for Windows going, did a "Metro" version, included the downloads drawer that missed coming over in 5, and just generally kept things up to date.


macrumors G3
Nov 26, 2007
I rarely actually used/read RSS feeds, but once in a while when you click on what you think is an ordinary HTML link, it takes you to an RSS feed. Whereas I used to be able to read whatever I was looking for, now I get a page that makes it look like my Internet connection is down.

This is a case where things definitely do not "just work". What on earth was the point of removing it?


macrumors member
Oct 16, 2007
Couldn't you just go and get the latest build from the webkit website to experience this beta? i would assume that you could.


macrumors 6502
Jan 8, 2007
Couldn't you just go and get the latest build from the webkit website to experience this beta? i would assume that you could.
No, not exactly. The WebKit nightly builds for Mac essentially launch regular Safari (whatever version you have installed), but with a different version of the WebKit framework itself. Safari (the browser) is not open source; WebKit (the framework that Safari uses to render web sites) is open source.