Apple Releases Safari Update To Fix Webpage White Flashes And Overall Sluggishness

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Apple has released an update to Safari on the desktop. Safari 5.1.2 is now available in Software Update with multiple bug fixes.

An issue that has been plaguing many users involving webpages flashing white has been corrected, and PDFs can now be viewed within web content. A number of stability and memory issues have also been addressed, so Safari should work faster now.

Release notes:

This update contains various improvements, including fixes that:

  • Improve stability
  • Address issues that could cause hangs and excessive memory usage
  • Address issues that could cause webpages to flash white
  • Allow PDFs to be displayed within web content

A direct download for Safari 5.1.2 is also available on Apple’s support website.