Safari 7.1.8.pkg download?

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  1. Avenged110, May 16, 2016
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    So my external SSD broke and I lost a few files I was hours away from backing up. One of those files was my Safari 7.1.8 installer (the last version for Mavericks before they jumped to 9.x and changed some visual elements). The direct download links from Apple's servers are dead, as with every version that has been superseded. Was wondering if anyone knew where I could obtain a copy of the installer package of this version for Mavericks. It seems any standalone Safari package is rather rare these days, unfortunately.
     
  2. asoksevil, May 20, 2016
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    Safari 9 for Mavericks does not include the new look from Yosemite/El Capitan (except for the web inspector pane). It's a minor update with a newer version of Webkit and developer tools.
     
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    One good thing are the security updates and get rid of the "you are using an old browser, consider updating."
     
  5. grahamperrin, May 30, 2016
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  6. Avenged110, May 30, 2016
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    Thank you everyone, asoksevil's link worked.

    That, and as of 9.1, the popup alert windows look pathetic. At minimum, I like having the choice of which version to use (and 7.0.6 - which installs with the 10.9.5 installer - is far more likely to experience a debilitating bug than 7.1+ on Mavericks.)
    Crappy Safari 9.1 dialogue.png

    That one appears to work as well. Nice.
     
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    Thanks folks.

    @Avenged110 remind me please: where 9.x offers Show All Tabs in the View menu, does 7.x have a more traditional approach (without the option to Show All Tabs)?
     
  8. Avenged110 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That option is still present and unchanged across all versions of Safari for 10.9 (7.0-9.1.1). However, unlike Safari on 10.10+, the "Show All Tabs" option in 10.9 just shows the side-scrolling tab view.

    . Screen Shot 2016-05-31 at 12.28.58 PM.png Screen Shot 2016-05-31 at 12.27.55 PM.png
     
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    That's a deliberate feature to (A) emphasize that the popup is a Javascript dialog from the page, and not an application dialog and (B) to prevent bad pages/ads from hijacking the browser by popping up an endless loop of dialogs.
     
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    I'm fine with both of those features from an engineering standpoint, but why does that mean it has to look like it's straight out of Yosemite? It matched the rest of OS X's stock UI since pretty much ever. So I'm curious, does it not match now for the same reason the web inspector doesn't match Mavericks' UI style? The reason for which is Apple is lazy.
     

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