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Should Apple Upgrade Safari On Mavs

JayKyte

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Jul 7, 2014
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Should Apple create a 8 version for Mavericks .....or is 7 the last and not newer features.... ?
 

Traverse

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Apple released a version 6 for Lion when Mountain Lion can out that mirrored each other. Since then Apple as moved toward version numbers being tied to a particular OS and .x updates to mirror later OSes.

Safari 7 with Mavericks - Safari 6.1 (or 6.2) for ML and Lion
Safari 8 with Yosemite - Safari 7.1 for Mavericks

I think we'll see a Safari 7.2 and maybe Safari 7.3, but Apple sucks at updating old Software. Unless you plan to upgrade OS X you'll eventually want to switch to Chrome or FireFox to get the latest technology.
 
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jbarley

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I really dislike the way the newer versions of Safari does not refresh web pages when using the back functions so I'm stuck at version 7.0.6.
When reading forums such as this one I prefer that when reading a post and then returning to the forum index that the posts I've read become un-hilighted.
 
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vista980622

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Aug 2, 2012
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Safari 8 technology, but with the Safari 7 interface I would be happy with.

Actually, Safari 7.1 is Safari 8's technology with Safari 7's user interface...
The underlying WebKit of 7.1 has already been updated to match Safari 8's.
 
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Graig

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There was a failed attempt to update Safari to 7.1.1 though the App Store the other day. The link for the pkg is still live but not sure if it's safe to install.
 
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grahamperrin

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The most recent Safari 7.x on Yosemite looks unlike Safari 7.x in Mavericks

… toward version numbers being tied to a particular OS and .x updates to mirror later OSes.

Safari 7 with Mavericks - Safari 6.1 (or 6.2) for ML and Lion
Safari 8 with Yosemite - Safari 7.1 for Mavericks …

A few days later:

Apple Releases Safari 8.0.1, 7.1.1, and 6.2.1 [Update: Pulled]

About the security content of Safari 8.0.1, Safari 7.1.1, and Safari 6.2.1 – Apple Support (modified 2014-12-04)

I think we'll see a Safari 7.2 and maybe Safari 7.3 …

There was a failed attempt to update Safari to 7.1.1 though the App Store the other day. The link for the pkg is still live but not sure if it's safe to install.

Please see above, the link to the news article.

Safari 8 technology, but with the Safari 7 interface I would be happy with.

Actually, Safari 7.1 is Safari 8's technology with Safari 7's user interface...
The underlying WebKit of 7.1 has already been updated to match Safari 8's.

Really? That's sweet :cool:

If that update makes it unnecessarily difficult to get a traditional Safari 7 interface with Safari 7 on Yosemite: not so cool …

… I experimented with symbolic links from parts of Yosemite to parts of Mavericks. Unfortunately, Safari 7.x lacked a title bar. Sorry! …
:mad:
 
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