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Updates: Safari, InDesign, InCopy and more

Today has brought a host of application updates that have kept me busy throughout the day.

Apple this morning released Safari 4 beta, the next generation Web browser for Mac OSX. I won't go into the details here, you can read my full review of Safari 4 beta at The Graphic Mac..

Safari 4 window bar

Needless to say, it's wicked-fast with the new Nitro Javascript engine. Gmail loads instantly, and every site I visit that uses Javascript seems much faster. The new features and GUI enhancements take some getting used to, but are a nice addition to an already great browser.

Not to be shown-up, Adobe has also released an update for Adobe InDesign CS4, bring the version to 6.0.1. The following is a partial list of bugs fixed with the update:

  • Exporting to Digital Editions fails with an error in the Italian and French version.
  • InDesign unexpectedly quits when joining two points with the pen tool.
  • InDesign unexpectedly quits when Shift-Cmd-double-clicking to override a master page text frame containing text.
  • InDesign unexpectedly quits when user clicks in the Links panel.
  • InDesign documents with a large number of placed InDesign files may fail to update the links to the placed InDesign files.
  • Page turns are incorrect for right-to-left bound documents exported to SWF.
  • When exporting a document to .SWF, “mailto:” links have “http://” appended to them making them inoperable.
  • InDesign document with very large images with a high effective resolution fails to export to PDF.
  • Photoshop clipping paths drop out for certain placed EPS’s unless “Read Embedded OPI Image Links” is chosen in Import options.
  • Master Page Items from a placed InDesign document are dropped when exporting to PDF.
  • InDesign CS3 documents converted to InDesign CS4 reflow unexpectedly due to hyphenation limits.

Also updated was Adobe InCopy to version 6.0.1. While not a great many designers use the InDesign companion product, I thought it worth mentioning.

If you check your Adobe Updater app in your Utilities folder, you'll also likely find a few more minor updates as well.

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Ivan's picture

If Safari 4.0 is any indication of how Snow Leopard will perform, I can't wait to get my hands on it.

yoshu's picture
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I actually tried it out today on VMware using windows XP (I don't have any real need to test it on OS X). It definitely has a lot of new features and big speed improvement, but there's still nothing close to the kind of plug in availability of Firefox. I really rely on a lot of plug ins for development, so I don't really see a big reason to switch. I mean, it might be faster, but it lacks the features I use everyday.

While the UI with the tabs on top (a la chrome) is a great way to save space, its not so easy on the eyes IMO. It also seems like a usability issue if you're trying to move the browser and accidentally hit a close tab button.

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JimD's picture
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You can move the tabs back below the toolbar like they used to be by typing this code in the Terminal application:

defaults write DebugSafari4TabBarIsOnTop -bool FALSE

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Nice to know, thanks for the heads up. It's nice to see that there's some choice in the matter.

JimD's picture
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Adobe has just posted an update to Photoshop CS4 as well. I guess it's update week!

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steveballmer's picture
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If any of these bloatware products are improved it would be because they have stolen more Vista-like code and features!
I am not Steve Ballmer pretending not to be me!

3dogmama's picture
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Asta la VISTA baby!
When is MS going to cut down a commando move from 5 to 1?
So much time wasted, DaVinci....

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Is it just me, or is the secret to faster browsers this: don't show the page until it's fully loaded... subconsciously the user will think it all loaded immediately. Maybe it's just 50% of the deal, but that's what it looks like to me.

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