Safari 11 Released for macOS Sierra and OS X El Capitan

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    Apple today released Safari 11.0 for macOS Sierra and OS X El Capitan. The update adds new media-related features, plus improvements to privacy, compatibility, and security.

    Notably, in Safari 11, the web browser blocks videos with audio from automatically playing on most websites. Other new features are outlined in our macOS High Sierra roundup.
    Stops media with audio from automatically playing on most websites
    Adds the ability to configure Reader, content blockers, page zoom, and auto-play settings on a per-website basis, or for all websites
    Improves AutoFill accuracy from Contacts cards
    Includes updated media controls for HTML video and audio
    Enhances performance and efficiency

    Safari 11 was first introduced in macOS High Sierra, which will be publicly released on September 25.

    Safari 11 is available as a free update within the Mac App Store.

    Article Link: Safari 11 Released for macOS Sierra and OS X El Capitan
     
  2. ayale99 macrumors 6502

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    Ahh, now I can read a webpage on CNN without the play / pause whac-a-mole game.
     
  3. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

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    Did anyone see this coming? I was thinking next week.
     
  4. CPx, Sep 19, 2017
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    Tres excellent.

    Goodbye for now, Safari Tech Preview. Until the next killer new feature.
     
  5. Luap macrumors 65816

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    Great! Safari is now so fast, it opens web pages before i've even thought about clicking on the link.
    Mind blown, totes amazeballs, 'n stuff.
     
  6. macs4nw macrumors 601

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    Sure, like predictive text input.... what were you expecting along with a Neural Engine? :D
     
  7. zorinlynx macrumors 603

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    I'm happy to see that Apple is still supporting Sierra and El Capitan even though machines that run Sierra all support High Sierra.

    They seem to be aware that not everyone can upgrade due to software compatibility issues and are providing continued support for some time.

    I wish they'd do the same for iOS, though.
     
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    Looks as nice as before...
    Anyone knows what Content Blocking does? It doesn't seem to suppress Ads (like on this page).
     
  9. mdriftmeyer macrumors 68030

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    Ad targeting
     
  10. organicCPU macrumors 6502a

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    So my Content Blocking list will stay empty with no possibility to ad a page until I get targeted? Still not completely clear to me what exact techniques are getting blocked.
     
  11. amarcus macrumors 6502

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    Awesome, thanks to Safari 11 my free and open source extension PiPer that enables Picture in Picture mode now supports captions!
     
  12. DanGoh macrumors 6502

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    This is the update I most anticipated today. Doesn't slow down my machine and no more autoplay!
     
  13. JosephAW macrumors 68020

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    Thank you Apple for remembering the little guys who can't go past El Capitan.
     
  14. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    Safari 11: The Most Useful Features of High Sierra, Today!
     
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    What that does is if you have a content blocker (adblocker) installed, it will allow you to control what sites it runs on. Not just any adblocker will work with this. It needs to be one of the newer "content blocker" style. I'm using the Adguard content blocker extension.

    Once you have that extension installed you will see the option in that screen to enable/disable by site. See my screenshot.

    Screen Shot 2017-09-19 at 11.57.14 AM.png
     
  16. slagathor001 macrumors regular

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    I just turned off Adblocker, and got Adguard, and am noticing that Safari is WAY faster now!
     
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    Yeah... those new content blocker style extensions are supposed to be much more efficient. My experience has been the same as yours.
     
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    Yay for stopping autoplay of web videos! :)
     
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    Is 'prevent cross-site tracking' implemented only on HS?
     
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    Adguard is by far the best adblocker ive ever used
     
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    It's jolly expensive though considering you can get most other blockers for free.
     

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