Safari 10 Now Available for OS X El Capitan and OS X Yosemite

Apple released macOS Sierra today with Safari 10 preinstalled, but Mac users still running the latest versions of OS X El Capitan or OS X Yosemite can now download the all-new version of the web browser too from the Mac App Store.

Safari 10 for OS X Yosemite and OS X El Capitan does not include all of the new features available in macOS Sierra, like Apple Pay on the web and picture-in-picture support for videos, but the update includes the following new functions:

  • Safari Extensions such as 1Password, Save to Pocket, and DuckDuckGo

  • New Bookmarks sidebar, including double-click to focus in on a folder

  • Redesigned Bookmarks and History views

  • Site-specific zoom: Safari remembers and re-applies your zoom level to websites

  • Improved AutoFill from Contacts card

  • Reader improvements, including in-line sub-headlines, bylines, and publish dates

  • Legacy plug-ins are turned off by default in favor of HTML5 versions of websites

  • Allow reopening of recently closed tabs through the History menu, holding the "+" button in the tab bar, and using Shift-Command-T

  • When a link opens in a new tab, it is now possible to hit the back button or swipe to close it and go back to the original tab

  • Improved ranking of Frequently Visited Sites

  • Web Inspector Timelines Tab

  • Debugging using Web Inspector

Safari 10 also includes a number of security updates, including fixes for six WebKit vulnerabilities and issues related to Reader and Tabs.

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