Apple has pushed out a new version of Safari today, version 5.1.4 which brings a number of fixes and improvements to performance, stability and security. Safari is Apple’s web browser and ships across various platforms which include OS X, Windows and iOS. The iOS version is rarely updated, mostly in major iOS releases while the updates for desktop operating systems are released far often.

Safari 5.1.4

Here’s the full changelog from Apple:

  • 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 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

Safari is a distant fourth in terms of popular web browsers on the Internet. It ranks after Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox but in terms of mobile usage, it’s the most used browser on smart phones. Seeing how the growth of mobile devices over traditional PCs keeps growing, we might have a very different picture of web browser market share vin a few years.

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