Safari Technology Preview 135: support for “Smooth Scroll” arrives “a 120 Hz
16 November 2021 0
Safari Technology Preview, Apple’s experimental browser for macOS first introduced in March of 2016, is updated with a new feature for owners of a new MacBook Pro from 14 or 16 inches. The version 135, in fact, includes support for smooth vertical scrolling animations at 120 Hz although probably only on sites that have “Smooth Scroll” CSS enabled.
The addition of this function solves a Safari problem only in a very partial way which is currently limited to an update rate of 60 Hz despite the new MacBook Pros support higher refresh rates. Apple released macOS Monterey without the support complete at 120 Hz in its native apps, which is definitely strange given that ProMotion technology is one of the prin main novelties of the new notebooks.
Apple has created the Safari Technology Preview browser to test features that may be introduced in future versions . As a result, it would be expected that, after extensive testing of this release, the smoother scrolling animations should also arrive in the main version of Safari.
The Safari Technology Update Preview is available through the appropriate menu in the System Preferences for all those who have already installed a previous version. The full release notes for the update are available on the Safari Technology Preview website (link in Source).
Obviously, Apple’s goal with Safari Technology Preview is to collect feedback from developers and users. This browser can still run in parallel with the system Safari browser on macOS Monterey and macOS Big Sur and, although it is aimed at developers, does not require a specific account for download.