Apple has released Safari 12.1 for macOS 10.13.6 High Sierra and 10.12.6 Sierra, adding a couple of improvements and addressing several security vulnerabilities. The new version streamlines Web site login when filling credentials with Password AutoFill, allows push notification prompts only after interacting with a Web site, and adds a warning when an insecure Web page is loaded. The browser also removes support for the expired Do Not Track standard to prevent its use as a fingerprinting variable and updates cross-site tracking protection with Intelligent Tracking Prevention 2.1, which causes persistent client-side cookies to expire in 7 days. The update also fixes vulnerabilities in Safari Reader and WebKit (see the full list of security updates). Safari 12.1 is available only via Software Update. (Free, 10.13.6 and 10.12.6)
If, as I do, you use Keyboard Maestro to control Safari, beware: this latest update breaks the “wait until Safari has finished loading” action. It just pauses for ever. Peter Lewis is not optimistic that there will be a fix,and although he suggests a workaround, it didn’t work for me; I’ve had to rewrite several macros to use Chrome instead.
Does Safari 12.1 return the Quick Look Finder crash in Sierra?
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