At one time, web browsers simply got you to the Internet. But from the day it was released, Safari set the bar higher for web browsers. It introduced sophisticated design elements that made browsing a joy. Easy to use, Safari stayed out of your way and let you effortlessly navigate from site to site.
More browsing space: Safari is designed to emphasize the browsing, not the browser. The browser frame is a single pixel wide. You see a scroll bar only when needed. By default, there's no status bar. Instead, a progress indicator turns as your page loads. You'll find tabs at the very top of the browser, opening an even wider window for viewing websites. A great browser, Safari lets you simply enjoy the web.
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Satisfy your need for speed: The world's fastest browser, Safari has speed to burn. Why should you wait for pages to load? You want to see those search results, get the latest news, check current stock prices, right now.
Safari 5.1.7 contains improvements to performance, stability, compatibility, and security, including changes that:
- Improve the browser's responsiveness when the system is low on memory
- Fix an issue that could prevent webpages from responding after using a pinch to zoom gesture
- Fix an issue that could affect websites using forms to authenticate users
- Disable versions of Adobe Flash Player that do not include the latest security updates and provide the option to get the current version from Adobe's website.