Currently Being ModeratedOct 27, 2012 2:02 PM (in response to Kappy)
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?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 11, 2013 9:43 PM (in response to Madelinefromwa)
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:
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.