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Just over a month since Safari 4.0.2 made its way into Software Update, Safari 4.0.3 has arrived for Mac and Windows. The update weighs in at 40.5MB and will require a restart. In addition to the boiler plate “improvements to stability, compatibility and security,” Safari 4.0.3 […]

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Just over a month since Safari 4.0.2 made its way into Software Update, Safari 4.0.3 has arrived for Mac and Windows. The update weighs in at 40.5MB and will require a restart.

In addition to the boiler plate “improvements to stability, compatibility and security,” Safari 4.0.3 purports to address:

  • Stability improvements for webpages that use the HTML 5 video tag
  • Fixes an issue that prevented some users from logging into iWork.com
  • Fixes an issue that could cause web content to be displayed in greyscale instead of color

Additionally, security content includes several fixes relating to visiting a “maliciously crafted website” where unexpected arbitrary code execution hijinks may ensue. For those like myself who use Top Sites, without this update it is possible for a “malicious website to promote arbitrary sites into the Top Sites view through automated actions.” This could be used to facilitate a phishing attack, or possibly get you in trouble with a spouse if porn thumbnails starts showing up in your Top Sites.

  1. When can I have tabs-on-top back, Apple?

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    1. That tab has been permanently closed, I think. Personally, I really miss the URL loading bar of questionable accuracy, not to mention the refresh button on the left.

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    2. I simply am not going to update Safari 3 until they put tabs on top in Safari 4. Take that, Apple!

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    3. I am going back to Firefox, since the URL display and the refresh button have been removed from Safari.

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  2. I don’t like the fact that Safari is getting so many updates since the launch of safari 4. It shows it was rushed.

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    1. Maybe. Or it could just show they’re giving it more attention than Safari 3 and thus fixing bugs more quickly.

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  3. [...] sinodux @ 22:57 Tags: Apple, security, Safari One more quick note for the night. I saw over at the Apple Blog we got a Safari update. You may want to get this one if you are using Safari 4 seems like we have [...]

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  4. how about fixing the bug where using the keyboard shortcut to close a tab often results in closing all tabs.
    how about fixing the speed too while you’re at it apple. i could run there faster

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    1. Never had the tab closing issue and Safari has always been considerably faster than Firefox for me.

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  5. I’m happy with the updates and fixes, bravo to the responsible developer, however I still won’t use Safari until it has an option to automatically restore all tabs and windows on startup as Firefox does.

    And no, the option in History doesn’t cut the mustard; if I startup and then quit without having clicked on it, I’ve lost a whole bunch of things I was saving for later reading and now have to hunt through to find again.

    Not merely a “nice to have” but an essential in today’s online life. Firefox will continue to rule the roost for the time being.

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    1. Yes, a session restore feature is a must in Safari.
      Especially since it’s the only major browser who doesn’t have this feature by default. In this particular area, Safari is falling behind the competition…

      http://my.opera.com/exde601e/blog/on-browsers-and-evolution

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  6. I miss the Refresh button.

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  7. I miss:

    #1: Refresh button on the left…
    #2: Optional setting for old school loading progressing bar

    I wish:

    #1: Unique URL/Search bar (like Google Chrome)… I really like that!

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  8. i hate how i downloaded i tunes and it says to download this shit

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