Apple has launched Safari 15.1 as an replace to the Safari 15 launch that got here with macOS Monterey. The new model permits customers on macOS Big Sur and macOS Catalina to expertise the options which might be out there on macOS Monterey by way of Safari 15. It additionally reintroduces the sooner tab bar design that was out there previous to the Safari 15 launch. Users can, nevertheless, manually swap to the brand new compact tab bar design. Safari 15.1 additionally consists of safety fixes to patch sure recognized loopholes and vulnerabilities.
Unlike Safari 15, the Safari 15.1 launch by default comes with the prevailing tab bar design the place you will notice tabs under the handle bar. You can nevertheless manually swap to the compact tab bar design by going to Preferences > Tabs from the Safari menu.
The new compact tab bar was initially aimed at offering extra room for Web looking by combining energetic tabs with the handle bar. It additionally allowed tabs to take the color of the location you’re visiting. However, the interface didn’t please many macOS customers. Apple has, subsequently, gone again to the sooner tab bar design for Safari 15.1.
In addition to the interface-level modifications, Safari 15.1 brings safety fixes for 4 vulnerabilities reported by safety researchers. These vulnerabilities exist in WebPackage and are listed as CVE-2021-30887, CVE-2021-30888, CVE-2021-30889, and CVE-2021-30890, as detailed on the Apple Support web page.
You can obtain Safari 15.1 on your Mac operating on macOS Big Sur or macOS Catalina by going to System Preferences > Updates. It additionally comes preloaded with macOS Monterey 12.0.1 that Apple released for its present Mac machines earlier this week.