Apple released Safari 5.1.4 this morning after seeding it to developers last month. The release includes a number of speed, performance, and stability improvements, and is available immediately for OS X Snow Leopard, Lion, and Microsoft Windows.
Safari 5.1.4 for OS X Lion includes changes that:
– Improve responsiveness when typing into the search field after changing network configurations, or with an intermittent network connection
– Address an issue that could cause webpages to flash white when switching between Safari windows
– Address issues that prevented printing U.S. Postal Service shipping labels and embedded PDFs
– Preserve links in PDFs saved from webpages
– Fix an issue that could make Flash content appear incomplete after using gesture zooming
– Fix an issue that could cause the screen to dim while watching HTML5 video
– Improve stability, compatibility, and startup time when using extensions
– Allow cookies set during regular browsing to be available after using Private Browsing
– Fix an issue that could cause some data to be left behind after pressing the “Remove All Website Data” button
The update comes in at under 50MB for all platforms, and is available now through Software Update, as well as at Apple’s Safari download page (note: update not yet showing at the download page, but should appear very soon).