5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 11, 2013 9:43 PM by Sasparilla256
Madelinefromwa Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have just updated my Safari app from 5.7.1 to 6 and I'm not liking it. I don't like the changes to the tabs. And I REALLY don't like the combined google and adress bar that has been introduced with this version.

So I guess I would like to know if there is a way to go back. If there isn't I would like to know if there is a way to change the view settings to a similar 5.1.7 features.

Thanks!


Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • 1. Re: Downgrade From Safari 6 to 5.1.7
    Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (41,525 points)

    Restore the backup you made prior to the upgrade.

     

    Allan

  • 2. Re: Downgrade From Safari 6 to 5.1.7
    Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (226,795 points)

    No, because the previous version will not work with the version of OS X you now have installed.

  • 3. Re: Downgrade From Safari 6 to 5.1.7
    d-light Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)

    I have updated to OSX 10.7.5 but did not update Safari when I first read about the changes introduced with version 6.0.

    That said, I run Safari 5.1.7 without any noticeable problems so far.

     

    Is there any urgent implication to update Safari in terms of security issues?

  • 4. Re: Downgrade From Safari 6 to 5.1.7
    Mac SE Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Has anyone gotten Safari 5 to work on Mountain Lion?

     

    Version 6 is cheesing me off

  • 5. Re: Downgrade From Safari 6 to 5.1.7
    Sasparilla256 Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)

    As long as you are running OS X Lion (not Mountain Lion) you can use the developers "beta" uninstaller to restore 5.1.7 (when 6 installed it actually moved 5.1.7 to a backup area where this uninstaller restores it from).

     

    One is located here:

     

    http://steevepatrick.com/#how_to_uninstall_safari_6_lion

     

    If you're running Mountain Lion then there is no option as it comes with and requires Safari 6 or higher.  There are things like RSS that was ripped out of OS X (that Safari v5.1.7 depended on) and is not there on Mountain Lion.  RSS was used on the Top Sites page to let you know if the pages for the websites had been updated so that is gone with v6 as well.

     

    One thing to note is that rolling back to Safari 5.1.7 means that you won't be getting security updates to Safari (which were done on 6), on the other hand 5.1.7 seems to be much better at memory management than 6.x..

     

    I've tried several times to go to 6, but keep going back to 5.1.7, despite the limitations, as it works so much better for me.