Apple releases Safari 5.0.4 with improved stability for plug-ins

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in Mac Software edited January 2014
Safari 5.0.4 was released by Apple on Wednesday, packing a number of bug fixes, compatibility improvements, and improved stability for websites with multiple instances of plug-in content.



Safari 5.0.4 is available on Mac OS X via Software Update or via direct download from Apple. The 39.3MB download contains improvements to stability, compatibility, accessibility and security. Changes in the update, according to Apple, include:

Improved stability for webpages with multiple instances of plug-in content

Improved compatibility with webpages with image reflections and transition effects

A fix for an issue that could cause some webpages to print with incorrect layouts

A fix for an issue that could cause content to display incorrectly on webpages with plug-ins

A fix for an issue that could cause a Screen Saver to appear while video is playing in Safari

Improved compatibility with VoiceOver on webpages with text input areas and lists with selectable items

Improved stability when using VoiceOver

The last update for Safari, version 5.0.3, was released last November. It also included bug fixes and security updates.



The last major update to the Safari Web browser came last June, when Apple released Safari 5. It included a 30 percent performance increase, the addition of Bing search, and secure sandboxed extensions.
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  • Reply 1 of 30
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 40,866member
    I wonder if the multiple gigabyte memory leak is fixed yet.
  • Reply 2 of 30
    Hmm, Java fix yesterday and Safari fix today.



    When is Pwn2own again?
  • Reply 3 of 30
    jmmxjmmx Posts: 340member
    I wonder if the multiple gigabyte memory leak is fixed yet. ??????????
  • Reply 4 of 30
    jmmxjmmx Posts: 340member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by jmmx View Post


    I wonder if the multiple gigabyte memory leak is fixed yet. ??????????



    I wonder if the multiple gigabyte memory leak is fixed yet. ??????????
  • Reply 5 of 30
    jmmxjmmx Posts: 340member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by jmmx View Post


    I wonder if the multiple gigabyte memory leak is fixed yet. ??????????



    I wonder if the multiple gigabyte memory leak is fixed yet. ??????????
  • Reply 6 of 30
    jmmxjmmx Posts: 340member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by jmmx View Post


    I wonder if the multiple gigabyte memory leak is fixed yet. ??????????



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by jmmx View Post


    I wonder if the multiple gigabyte memory leak is fixed yet. ??????????



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by jmmx View Post


    I wonder if the multiple gigabyte memory leak is fixed yet. ??????????



    I wonder if the multiple gigabyte memory leak is fixed yet. ??????????
  • Reply 7 of 30
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 40,866member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by jmmx View Post


    I wonder if the multiple gigabyte memory leak is fixed yet. ??????????



    Memory leak, not memory echo...
  • Reply 8 of 30
    I thought the problem was Flash. But again I have no problems with Flash FF or IE.
  • Reply 9 of 30
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 40,866member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by holy_steven View Post


    I thought the problem was Flash. But again I have no problems with Flash FF or IE.



    On your... PC, then?
  • Reply 10 of 30
    mrstepmrstep Posts: 446member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by jmmx View Post


    I wonder if the multiple gigabyte memory leak is fixed yet. ??????????



    I wonder if the multiple gigabyte memory leak is fixed yet.



    11th!
  • Reply 11 of 30
    anonymouseanonymouse Posts: 6,558member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post


    I wonder if the multiple gigabyte memory leak is fixed yet.



    You mean the one where if you have the MS Office plugin installed (Office installs it, and reinstalls it every time there's an update) it sucks up all your system memory and then systematically all your swap space until your system runs completely out of memory?



    The fix for that is to disable the Office plugin. Who needs an MS Office plugin?
  • Reply 12 of 30
    hill60hill60 Posts: 6,974member
    I wonder if they've done enough to patch the holes that Charlie Miller will exploit at Pwn2Own.
  • Reply 13 of 30
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by swtchdtomak View Post


    Hmm, Java fix yesterday and Safari fix today.



    When is Pwn2own again?



    You'd think they'd just wait and include the slew of bugs that get discovered in one update.
  • Reply 14 of 30
    But I still have the same problem. While I'm playing video in Safari in fullscreen mode, after sometime the screen saver appears. Does anyone have any clue how to fix this annoying problem?
  • Reply 15 of 30
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 40,866member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by anonymouse View Post


    You mean the one where if you have the MS Office plugin installed (Office installs it, and reinstalls it every time there's an update) it sucks up all your system memory and then systematically all your swap space until your system runs completely out of memory?



    The fix for that is to disable the Office plugin. Who needs an MS Office plugin?



    No. I've never had Office.



    I'm talking about how Safari refuses to give memory back to the computer until it has been quit, even when it isn't using it.
  • Reply 16 of 30
    lostkiwilostkiwi Posts: 531member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by anonymouse View Post


    You mean the one where if you have the MS Office plugin installed (Office installs it, and reinstalls it every time there's an update) it sucks up all your system memory and then systematically all your swap space until your system runs completely out of memory?



    The fix for that is to disable the Office plugin. Who needs an MS Office plugin?



    Uh, how does one do that?

    Is it under MacHD/library/appsupport/Microsoft?

    There are a whole bunch of files there. Which ones do you bin?
  • Reply 17 of 30
    anonymouseanonymouse Posts: 6,558member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by lostkiwi View Post


    Uh, how does one do that?

    Is it under MacHD/library/appsupport/Microsoft?

    There are a whole bunch of files there. Which ones do you bin?



    /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/



    I forget the name, but it's obvious when you see it.
  • Reply 18 of 30
    lkrupplkrupp Posts: 4,362member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post


    I wonder if the multiple gigabyte memory leak is fixed yet.



    You look foolish for a statement like that.
  • Reply 19 of 30
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by lkrupp View Post


    You look foolish for a statement like that.



    After having my vanilla Safari installation (no plugins) on a Vanilla SL installation spiral down into a gigabytes-wide pit of uncollected garbage so regularly and reliably that I have mostly switched to Chrome instead, I have to disagree. In fact, I think you look foolish for your statement. Mostly because you don't explain anything, unlike the guy who made the original comment.



    To rewrite your statement would be to write "You are a fool." - hardly constructive dialogue.
  • Reply 20 of 30
    mr. hmr. h Posts: 4,653member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hismastersvoice View Post


    After having my vanilla Safari installation (no plugins) on a Vanilla SL installation spiral down into a gigabytes-wide pit of uncollected garbage so regularly and reliably that I have mostly switched to Chrome instead, I have to disagree. In fact, I think you look foolish for your statement. Mostly because you don't explain anything, unlike the guy who made the original comment.



    Yes



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hismastersvoice View Post


    To rewrite your statement would be to write "You are a fool." - hardly constructive dialogue.



    No. Anyone can make a foolish comment, making themselves look foolish, without being a fool.
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