Apple was at one time interested in streamlining the browser market. To that end, he made his own browser, Safari, available outside of macOS ie it was available for Windows. Unfortunately, the browser is no longer being developed for Windows and all traces of it have been removed from the Apple website.
Safari for Windows 10
Although Safari for Windows is no longer being developed, the older versions of the browser are still available from Apple. Finding them is just a little tricky.
Download Safari for Windows, and install
To install Safari for Windows 10 (or earlier), follow these steps.
- Visit this link and download Safari (Downloads start automatically).
- Run the executable file.
- Approval by the EUA and select if you want set it as your default browser.
- Click Install.
- The a browser will be installed.
This version of Safari is very old-fashioned. It was abandoned in 2012 and does not load many, many websites. It’s not particularly suitable for browsing and certainly not particularly suitable for testing a web app.
Websites that load in this older version of Safari may not be safe. Google is the only one here but downloading websites have not updated their security protocols which is why they still accept link from the browser which is old fashioned.
If you have a web app that you need to test in Safari, you have only two options; using a Mac or creating a virtual machine and running macOS in it.
Blocking those two options, there is no way you can use the trial version of Safari for testing or anything else.
Run Safari in Compatibility mode
If you are determined to use this old – fashioned version of Safari on Windows 10, you can try running it in compatibility mode. There are no guarantees that it will run better because web protocols are in place and they do not care about the compatibility process.
- Create a desktop shortcut for Safari.
- Right-click on the next button and select real estate from the context menu.
- Go to Compatibility tab.
- Enable the ‘Run this program in compatibility mode for’ option.
- Select the older version of Windows from the fall and click Submit.
Safari is a reasonably good browser but this is only true for its latest versions. Running the old-fashioned version of Windows will not give you any access to the browser. In fact, it is a security risk. It’s worth noting that while Safari is the default browser on macOS, not all Mac users use it.
Many users still prefer to use Chrome or Firefox. Safari has a few nice extensions but again, this old version will not be able to run any of them.
One last option is to clear your user representative and websites assume that you are visiting from Safari.
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