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. Tabbed browsing means 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.
Find the sites you need: Looking for a site you visited in the past but can't quite remember? Use Full History Search to quickly find sites using even the sketchiest search terms. And when you click a web page in Cover Flow, it's because you've already recognized it as the site you were looking for. No more guessing. Innovative features like these show you how good browsing can be.
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.
If you are looking to get more out of your Safari browser, then check out our handy guides:
# New features including:
* Safari Reader: Click on the new Reader icon to view articles on the web in a single, clutter-free page.
* Bing Search Option: New Bing search option for Safari's Search Field, in addition to Google and Yahoo!.
* Improved HTML5 support: Safari supports over a dozen new HTML5 features, including Geolocation, full screen for HTML5 video, closed captions for HTML5 video, new sectioning elements (article, aside, footer, header, hgroup, nav and section), HTML5 AJAX History, EventSource, WebSocket, HTML5 draggable attribute, HTML5 forms validation, and HTML5 Ruby.
* Safari Developer Tools: A new Timeline Panel in the Web Inspector shows how Safari interacts with a website and identifies areas for optimization. New keyboard shortcuts make it faster to switch between panels.
# Other improvements include:
* Smarter Address Field: The Smart Address Field can now match text against the titles of webpages in History and Bookmarks, as well as any part of their URL.
* Tabs Setting: Automatically open new webpages in tabs instead of in separate windows.
* Hardware Acceleration for Windows: Use the power of the computer's graphics processor to smoothly display media and effects on PC as well as Mac.
* Search History with Date: A new date indicator in Full History Search shows when webpages were viewed.
* Top Sites/History Button: Switch easily between Top Sites and Full History Search with a new button that appears at the top of each view.
* Private Browsing Icon: A “Private” icon appears in the Smart Address Field when Private Browsing is on. Click on the icon to turn off Private Browsing.
* DNS Prefetching: Safari looks up the addresses of links on webpages and can load those pages faster.
* Improved Page Caching: Safari can add additional types of webpages to the cache so they load quickly.
* XSS Auditor: Safari can filter potentially malicious scripts used in cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.