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Apple Fixes Inline PDF Issues With Safari 5.1.2 Seed for Developers

by Killian Bell | November 4, 2011November 4, 2011 12:15 pm PST

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Had problems viewing PDF documents in Safari on your Mac? Yeah, me too. But thankfully a fix is on its way: Apple has seeded Safari 5.1.2 to registered developers that fixes several issues with inline PDF support, plug-ins, and webpage printing.

The Cupertino company is asking developers to test these features with the latest beta release and report any remaining bugs so that they can be fixed before the software’s public release:

Inline PDF Support

Safari 5.1.2 fixes issues where PDFs in frames were not displayed in the browser. Please test this build with websites that display PDF documents inline such as banks and document management systems. Please also test saving and using context menus with PDFs in frames.


Please test mouse and keyboard interaction in plug-ins with input fields.


Please test printing web pages. Printing web pages to PDF is sufficient.

While the 5.1.2 update is available to registered developers only for the time being, it shouldn’t be too long before it hits Software Update on your Mac or Windows PC.

The update doesn’t solve one issue I’ve been experiencing with the latest Safari build, however — unless Apple has kept it quiet, anyway. And that’s tab refreshing. When I switch between tabs in Safari, it often decides it will refresh them all automatically, which is incredibly frustrating when you’re halfway through an article you didn’t save.

The latest Safari beta can be downloaded now from Apple’s Dev Center for users running OS X Lion, Mac OS X Snow Leopard, and Windows.

If you’ve used the latest beta, does it fix issues you’ve been experiencing?

[via MacRumors]

Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...