Safari 5.1.4 Released with Many Enhancements

Apple has just released Safari 5.1.4 for their Mac OS X operating system. This version improves the performance of JavaScript, fixes an issue with links in PDF documents, fixes an issue that makes Flash content look disfigured after zooming using gestures, fixes an issue that may cause the display to dim during the playback of HTML5 video, improves the stability, compatibility, and startup time of extensions, and more.

You can find Safari 5.1.4 in the Software Update utility on your Mac or directly download it from Apple’s website here (this page shows version 5.1.2 right now, but it should be updated soon). If you’d like to see the full list of changes in this version, please check after the break.

  • Improve JavaScript performance
  • Improve responsiveness when typing into the search field after changing network configurations or with an intermittent network connection
  • Address an issue that could cause webpages to flash white when switching between Safari windows
  • Address issues that prevented printing U.S. Postal Service shipping labels and embedded PDFs
  • Preserve links in PDFs saved from webpages
  • Fix an issue that could make Flash content appear incomplete after using gesture zooming
  • Fix an issue that could cause the screen to dim while watching HTML5 video
  • Improve stability, compatibility and startup time when using extensions
  • Allow cookies set during regular browsing to be available after using Private Browsing
  • Fix an issue that could cause some data to be left behind after pressing the “Remove All Website Data” button


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