Apple Releases Safari 5.1.2, Fixes Excessive Memory Usage

Apple released Safari 5.1.2 on Tuesday, an update that addresses, among other things, the browser’s “excessive memory usage.” It also fixes an issue that could cause webpages to flash white, and adds the ability to display PDFs within Web content.


Safari's Excessive Memory Usage


Apple’s brief patch notes:

This update contains various improvements, including fixes that:

  • Improve stability
  • Address issues that could cause hangs and excessive memory usage
  • Address issues that could cause webpages to flash white
  • Allow PDFs to be displayed within web content

The update is a 40.12MB download and is available through Software Update now. As of this writing, it has not yet shown up on Apple’s Downloads webpage.

A restart is required for the installation.