Apple has released Safari 15.1 as an update to the Safari 15 release that came with macOS Monterey. The new version allows users on macOS Big Sur and macOS Catalina to experience features that are available on macOS Monterey through Safari 15. It also reintroduces the earlier tab bar design that was available prior to the Safari 15 release. However, users can manually switch to the new compact tab bar design. Safari 15.1 also includes security fixes to address some known flaws and vulnerabilities.
Unlike Safari 15, Safari 15.1 comes with the existing tab bar design by default where you will see tabs below the address bar. However you can manually switch by going to Compact Tab Bar Design Like , tab From Safari Menu.
The new compact tab bar was originally on purpose On providing more space for web browsing by combining the active tab with the address bar. It also allows tabs to take on the color of the site you are visiting. However, the interface didn’t please many macOS users. Therefore, Apple has gone back to the earlier tab bar design for Safari 15.1.
In addition to interface-level changes, Safari 15.1 brings security fixes for four vulnerabilities reported by security researchers. These vulnerabilities are present in WebKit and are listed as CVE-2021-30887, CVE-2021-30888, CVE-2021-30889, and CVE-2021-30890. Detailed On the Apple Support page.
You can download Safari 15.1 on your Mac running macOS Big Sur or macOS Catalina by going to system Preferences , Update, It comes preloaded with macOS Monterey 12.0.1 that Apple released earlier this week for its existing Mac machines.
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