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Safari 5.1.7 - an interesting feature

Published: 2012-05-10
Last Updated: 2012-05-10 22:27:18 UTC
by Kevin Shortt (Version: 1)
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I am a Mac user.  Which means my daily browser is Safari.   This has been the case for a number of years, until version 5.1.4 was released in mid March.  Since that time I have experienced excessive memory consumption upwards of 1GB as cost of using Safari.  Prior to that release, no noticeable hit to my resources was observed.  

I updated my Mac book yesterday and noticed an improvement today.  We'll have to see how long that lasts. It's been less than 24 hours, so it really is too early to tell.

After all that blather is stated, an interesting feature can be noted on this most recent release of Safari.  Out of date Adobe Flash Players will be auto-disabled. [1]    Use the link below to get a little more info on it. There is not much more, but it explains how to re-enable an out of date Flash player.  

If you are unsure what plugin versions you have in your browser, then you can mosey over to google and look for a popular "browsercheck" website.  I would try out the link provided by a vendor that begins with a Q.      It is a slick tool that I've used to check on my browser plugin versions.

Feel free to leave us a comment or remark about your Safari travels and experience with this new feature.
 

-Kevin
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ISC Handler on Duty
 

 [1] http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5271?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US

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