Apple has released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser that Apple presented for the first time in March 2016. Apple designed this version in order to be able to test the new features that would later include the version of Safari that we all know. This new version includes bug fixes and performance improvements.
Safari Technology Preview version 129 includes bug fixes and performance improvements for Web Inspector, CSS, Scrolling, Rendering, WebAssembly, WEB API, Platform Features, IndexedDB, Media, WebGL, and WebCrypto.
One of the great novelties of this version refers to the compatibility with macOS Big Sur. Apple says that in macOS Big Sur, this version requires enabling the GPU Process Media option from the Experimental Features settings in the Develop menu. Activating the option solves problems with streaming services.
Before you launch to download, you have to remember that this current version of Safari Technology Preview It is based on the new Safari 15 update included in macOS Monterey. As you know, it is not highly acclaimed by users. Especially due to the changes it has included, such as the new optimized tab bar.
Includes Live Text that allows users to select and interact with the text of images on the web. That does require the beta version of macOS Monterey and a Mac M1. There is also Sticky Notes support for adding Safari links and highlights to remind yourself of important information and ideas.
The new Safari Technology Preview update is available for both macOS Big Sur and macOS Monterey, the latest version of the Mac operating system to be released this fall. Available through the System Preferences software update mechanism for anyone who has downloaded the browser. The full release notes for the update are available on the Safari Technology Preview website.