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Keeping Web Browsers Up-To-Date

Article ID = 6
Article Title = Keeping Web Browsers Up-To-Date
Article Author(s) = Graham Needham (BH)
Article Created On = 29th May 2012
Article Last Updated = 8th March 2021
Article URL = https://www.macstrategy.com/article.php?6

Article Brief Description:
A guide to keeping your web browser software products up-to-date

Keeping Mac Web Browsers Up-To-Date

Web Browsers For The Current Versions Of macOS
  • Apple Safari (included with macOS)
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Chromium
  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Edge
  • --------
  • Opera
  • Brave
  • Vivaldi
  • Yandex
  • iCab
  • Seamonkey (does not have an Apple signed developer certificate)
  • Omniweb (Version 6 in beta testing)
  • --------
  • tenFOUR Fox (for older PowerPC based computers) - end of life on 7th September 2021
  • Citrio - no updates since 2015
  • Camino - development discontinued on 31/05/2013
  • Sunrise - no updates since 2012
  • Stainless - no updates since 2011
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer - no longer supported on/updated for Apple Macintosh computers
Here we provide some information about keeping your web browser(s) up-to-date. Just click on the name of the browser(s) that you use. Please also see our articles on internet security and resetting Mac web browsers.
Apple Safari
Primary web site for Safari
Safari updates are now offered as part of the standard Apple Software Update feature of macOS.
SECURITY WARNING: Safari is no longer supported with security updates on unsupported versions of macOS.
Q. What are the current, supported versions of macOS?
A. macOS 11 (Big Sur), macOS 10.15 (Catalina) and macOS 10.14 (Mojave) are supported by Apple. The latest security updates are:
Mozilla Firefox (Desktop Release)
  • Minimum version of macOS / OS X required : macOS 10.12
  • Check for an update now: Open Firefox > go to Firefox menu > About Firefox > click on the "Check for Updates" button
  • Turn on Automatic Updates: Open Firefox > go to Firefox menu > Preferences… > General (on the left) > Firefox Updates heading > tick "Automatically install updates (recommended)".
  • Download updates manually from the Firefox Desktop download page.
Mozilla Firefox (ESR - Extended Support Release)
  • Minimum version of macOS / OS X required : OS X 10.9
  • Check for an update now: Open Firefox > go to Firefox menu > About Firefox > click on the "Check for Updates" button
  • Turn on Automatic Updates: Open Firefox > go to Firefox menu > Preferences… > General (on the left) > Firefox Updates heading > tick "Automatically install updates (recommended)".
  • Download updates manually from the Firefox ESR download page.
Chromium
  • Minimum version of macOS / OS X required: OS X 10.11
  • Check for an update now: [install and use a Chromium Updater] Quit Chromium if it is running > open Chromium > the FreeSMUG Updater for Chromium will warn you if an update is available
  • Turn on Automatic Updates: this feature is not available but if you install an Chromium Updater it will warn you when an update is available
  • Download updates manually from the FreeSMUG Chromium download page.
Google Chrome
  • Minimum version of macOS / OS X required: OS X 10.10
  • Check for an update now: Google Chrome checks for updates automatically by default
  • Turn on Automatic Updates: Google Chrome checks for updates automatically by default - this feature can be turned off using the Terminal but we don't recommend it
  • Download updates manually from the Chrome web site.
Microsoft Edge
  • Minimum version of macOS / OS X required: macOS 10.12
  • Check for an update now: TO BE CONFIRMED
  • Turn on Automatic Updates: TO BE CONFIRMED
  • Download updates manually from the Microsoft web site.
Opera
  • Minimum version of macOS / OS X required: OS X 10.11
  • Check for an update now: Open Opera > go to Opera menu > Updates & Recovery… > click the "Check for update" button
  • Turn on Automatic Updates: TO BE CONFIRMED
  • Download updates manually from the Opera web site.
Vivaldi
  • Minimum version of macOS / OS X required: OS X 10.10
  • Check for an update now: Open Vivaldi > go to Vivaldi menu > Check for Updates
  • Turn on Automatic Updates: TO BE CONFIRMED
  • Download updates manually from the Vivaldi web site.
Brave
  • Minimum version of macOS / OS X required: OS X 10.9
  • Check for an update now: Open Brave > go to Brave menu > Check for Updates…
  • Turn on Automatic Updates: TO BE CONFIRMED
  • Download updates manually from the Brave web site.
Yandex
  • Minimum version of macOS / OS X required: OS X 10.9
  • Check for an update now: Open Yandex > go to Yandex menu > About Yandex > Yandex will check for updates and show you a message under the "Yandex.Browser" heading
  • Turn on Automatic Updates: Yandex checks for updates automatically by default.
  • Download updates manually from the Yandex web site.
iCab
  • Minimum version of macOS / OS X required: macOS 10.13
  • Check for an update now: Open iCab > go to Help menu > Check for iCab Update
  • Turn on Automatic Updates: Open iCab > go to Help menu > Check for iCab Update > tick "Check periodically (Check once per day)" then click "OK".
  • Download updates manually from the iCab download page.
Seamonkey
  • Minimum version of macOS / OS X required: Mac OS X 10.6
  • Check for an update now: Open Seamonkey > go to Seamonkey menu > Check for Updates…
  • Turn on Automatic Updates: Open Seamonkey > go to Seamonkey menu > Preferences… > select "Software Installation" on the left under the 'Advanced' heading > on the right under the 'SeaMonkey' heading tick "Automatically check for updates daily" and "Automatically download and install the update".
  • Download updates manually from the Seamonkey web site.
Omniweb
  • Minimum version of macOS / OS X required: Mac OS X v10.4.8
  • Check for an update now: Open Omniweb > go to Omniweb menu > Check for Updates…
  • Turn on Automatic Updates: Open Omniweb > go to Omniweb menu > Preferences… > Update icon > tick "Check for updates" and set your desired timeframe.
  • Download updates manually from the Omniweb web site.


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