Safari 3.1 Released

By | March 18, 2008

Safari 3.1The next stable version of Safari web browser is now available for the immediate download. Safari 3.1 update received JavaScript performance improvements, support for CSS 3 web fonts, video and audio tags support and much more.



  • Improves JavaScript performance
  • Standards

  • Adds support for CSS 3 web fonts
  • Adds support for CSS transforms and transitions
  • Adds support for HTML 5 video and audio elements
  • Adds support for offline storage for Web applications in SQL databases
  • Adds support for SVG images in img elements and CSS images
  • Adds support for SVG advanced text
  • Microsoft Windows

  • Improves Back/Forward performance
  • Supports signed Java applets
  • Shows Caps Lock icon in password fields
  • Adds support for showModalDialog
  • Localized in 16 languages
  • Adds support for International Domain Names
  • Improves handling of Japanese, Chinese, and Korean text
  • Contextual menu now allows opening a link in a window or tab
  • Improves pop-up blocking to work with plug-ins
  • Compatibility

  • Increases site compatibility
  • Stability

  • Improves application stability
  • Developer

  • Adds option in Safari preferences to turn on the new Develop menu which contains various web development features
  • Allows access to Web Inspector
  • Allows access to Network Timeline
  • Allows editing CSS in the Web Inspector
  • Allows custom user agent string
  • Improves snippet editor
  • Other

  • Double clicking on the Tab Bar opens new tab
  • Includes URL metadata when images are dragged or saved from browser
  • Opens Download and Activity window in current Space
  • Supports trackpad gestures for back, forward, and magnify on MacBook Air and compatible MacBook Pro computers
  • Shows Caps Lock icon in password fields
  • Security

  • For information about the security content of this update, visit this website.
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    Vygantas is a former web designer whose projects are used by companies such as AMD, NVIDIA and departed Westood Studios. Being passionate about software, Vygantas began his journalism career back in 2007 when he founded Having said that, he is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys good books, fitness activities and Forex trading.

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    1. krieg says:

      under newest opera build (9841) there is no way to download this from apple website. and I’m almost certain that it is opera’ fault. anyone confirms?

      Their entire page is completly broken under opera. Works like charm in ff3b4