Is it possible to downgrade Safari 6 to 5 in Mountain Lion? I tried to install 5.1.7 but it says it only works with OS X 10.7.

Is there any workaround I can try?

  • apple.stackexchange.com/questions/57916/… Commented Aug 15, 2012 at 10:33
  • looks like this needs to be revisited as there are two examples given on how to do it where the "No you can't" answer was accepted.
    – dstarh
    Commented Sep 7, 2012 at 20:51
  • @dstarh - the best way to get an accept mark to change is making the correct answers better. As the linked question above is about lion (which shipped with safari 5 - it's a different thing entirely than bolting on a browser that doesn't ship with a newer OS which is the case here). either way, votes and editing can show a "better" answer than even an accepted one.
    – bmike
    Commented Sep 7, 2012 at 21:00

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No, you can't go back with Safari on Mountain Lion.


Yes you can. See this answer:

How do you remove Safari 6 on Mac OS X 10.7.4

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    – Daniel
    Commented Sep 7, 2012 at 19:05

Sorry this answer is for downgrading Safari 6 in Lion only

Yes you can go back to Safari 5.1.7 from Safari 6. I found the uninstaller on this site. Third from the top is Safari 6 - Lion uninstaller, click this to download, run it, reboot and Safari 5.1.7 will (surprisingly) reappear, I have just done it, no problems though YMMV.

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