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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:48 pm    Post subject: Apple Releases Safari 5 Reply with quote

Apple Releases Safari 5
Monday, June 7, 2010
Posted by: Glenn

Apple has released Safari 5 via their Software Update utility and website. According to the company, this update contains improvements to performance, usability, compatibility. and security.

New features include:
- Safari Reader - Click on the new Reader icon to view articles on the web in a single, clutter-free page.
- Improved Performance - Safari 5 executes JavaScript up to 25% faster than Safari 4. Better page caching and DNS prefetching speed up browsing.
- Bing Search Option - New Bing search option for Safari's Search Field, in addition to Google and Yahoo!.
- Improved HTML5 support - Safari supports over a dozen new HTML5 features, including Geolocation, full screen for HTML5 video, closed captions for HTML5 video, new sectioning elements (article, aside, footer, header, hgroup, nav and section), HTML5 AJAX History, EventSource, WebSocket, HTML5 draggable attribute, HTML5 forms validation, and HTML5 Ruby.
- Safari Developer Tools - A new Timeline Panel in the Web Inspector shows how Safari interacts with a website and identifies areas for optimization. New keyboard shortcuts make it faster to switch between panels.

Other improvements include:
- Smarter Address Field - The Smart Address Field can now match text against the titles of webpages in History and Bookmarks, as well as any part of their URL.
- Tabs Setting - Automatically open new webpages in tabs instead of in separate windows.
- Hardware Acceleration for Windows - Use the power of the computer's graphics processor to smoothly display media and effects on PC as well as Mac.
- Search History with Date - A new date indicator in Full History Search shows when webpages were viewed.
- Top Sites/History Button - Switch easily between Top Sites and Full History Search with a new button that appears at the top of each view.
- Private Browsing Icon - A "Private" icon appears in the Smart Address Field when Private Browsing is on. Click on the icon to turn off Private Browsing.
- DNS Prefetching - Safari looks up the addresses of links on webpages and can load those pages faster.
- Improved Page Caching - Safari can add additional types of webpages to the cache so they load quickly.
- XSS Auditor - Safari can filter potentially malicious scripts used in cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.
- Improved JavaScript Support - Safari allows web applications that use JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) to run faster and more securely.



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone else find it a bit buggy right off the bat? Maybe its my network today.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, it seems a little buggy like when 4 came out.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ray Finkle wrote:
Anyone else find it a bit buggy right off the bat? Maybe its my network today.

You might try turning off the DNS Prefetching. I had some problems with that in Chrome.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let's see now,
safari 5 loads and starts faster,
renders web pages faster,
runs the ad-ons and plugins I was using with the previous version just fine,
and hasn't froze or crashed on me, so I'd have to say I do not find it "buggier" at all.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It seems super snappy to me. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the new features mainly reader. The more I use it the faster it gets. Of course things are being cashed. Whatever the term is stored, but at first I had a hard time getting the apple store page ( among others) to load. Maybe its just my network. Never has been quite as fast since i've made one even with a hard wire form my airport extreme.


I don't know but its definitely working better now.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm glad the blue progress indicator is back in the address bar. I missed that in Safari 4. I'm also digging the Reader.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I seem to hang on a bunch of websites. Some of them don't even load.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

YesHD wrote:
I'm glad the blue progress indicator is back in the address bar. I missed that in Safari 4. I'm also digging the Reader.


Agreed. Sometimes I wasn't sure if Safari 4 was even accessing anything. Working good so far. Seems pretty snappy.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jb wrote:
Let's see now,
safari 5 loads and starts faster,
renders web pages faster,
runs the ad-ons and plugins I was using with the previous version just fine,
and hasn't froze or crashed on me, so I'd have to say I do not find it "buggier" at all.
seems that I agree with this so far.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dinshaw wrote:
I seem to hang on a bunch of websites. Some of them don't even load.
I have had this with safari 4 the last 3 to 5 weeks. so far S5 is good i am watching serenity on netfilx as I type.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm glad that there is a setting to make pages that want to open in a new window open as a tab. For that reason alone I was using Chrome. I've already switched back to Safari.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13727_7-20007043-263.html?tag=nl.e795

Netflix streaming video not working with Safari 5.0
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