Review: Safari 5.1
Posted 28 July 2011 - 10:41 AM
After I did the supplemental update on July 26 for the system and safari, Safari is not loading at all.
Used Onyx for cleaning, did permissions, deleted Safari and installed again...nothing works.
I guess, I'll need to to update to Lion...
Posted 28 July 2011 - 11:01 AM
The Apple discussion boards were full of everyone's own ideas of how to fix it, with many re-installing 5.05 over 5.1, either from a backed up drive, or re-installing the entire 10.6.8 combo update, a pretty radical fix. After struggling with it all day, I finally called AppleCare, was soon talking to a higher level tech guy, and was told they were aware of all the issues, and assured me that a fix would be coming ASAP. However, it's now been five or more days, and still nothing on my Software Update, and I do hope they get a fix out soon...
I also wish this was more fully tested before release, especially for we Snow Leopard users, in no need or hurry for Lion-compatible software.
This post has been edited by SCharles: 28 July 2011 - 11:02 AM
Posted 28 July 2011 - 11:27 AM
Also, in earlier versions when I clicked on 'Reader' in the address bar I was given an option to download. This option is now missing. It takes an extra step or two to print to Preview and then more steps to save.
I am not sure that I will use the Reader in Safari 5.1. I prefer Instapaper in that I can view the article later on my iPad. I don't have this option using Reader.
Posted 28 July 2011 - 11:40 AM
Posted 28 July 2011 - 11:55 AM
I encountered the same problem on Snow Leopard with my redefinition of Page-Up, Page-Down, Home and End buttons.
If you leave out the redefinitions then Safari 5.1 supports those keys.
I reported a bug about this through the "Report Bugs to Apple..." menu.
Posted 28 July 2011 - 12:33 PM
The only real problem with the old way was that if the downloads window wasn't open when a download began it would open and come to the front. That could be annoying to people who really didn't care. But only annoying. Instead of just making that window purely an on-demand feature, in Lion they went the way this article describes which has substantially reduced Safari's usefulness for me. If you don't have any items in your download list you cannot open the download list. Period. Which means you cannot paste a URL into the download list in order to initiate a download. Pasting still works; as long as you have a way to open the list you can add new things to it manually. You just can't do it unless something's already downloading at the moment.
A second problem with Safari 5.1 that applies to all windows but hits the downloads window even harder than most, is that for some sites that protect content behind login pages Safari will lose the login credentials when the window you used to establish them closes, and even if it is still open those credentials aren't inherited by the download window/popover. So you can't paste into the download display a URL to a resource behind the login page.
Posted 28 July 2011 - 12:39 PM
It scrolls significantly slower, blinks the screen when I remove a window from in front of it, has frozen twice and crashed twice. All in 1 week.
Not impressed over 5.05's stability.
Dealing with cookies is now simple for viewing but even more obtuse for managing and dealing with them.
Adding comments to MacWorld now no longer works (need to follow a 5 step process to get to the edit screen.
Oh and uses a lot more memory - Safari and Safari Web Content = 1.1 GB of RAM! I haven't watched it to see if it's leaking memory yet.