I noticed the difference in Safari 6.0 in Lion and Mountain Lion. In Lion it is Safari v 6.0 (7536.25) where as in Mountain Lion it is 8536.25.. The way safari works is also a bit different, for instance the tab view. I liked it when I used it, but I want the same in my Lion as well.. Can I copy the Safari.app from my office laptop running Mountain Lion and put it in my 13" MBP running Lion? Would this work?

  • Have you looked a webkit nightly builds? I don't have a Lion machine to test on but it might give you the features you are looking for: nightly.webkit.org
    – AllInOne
    Commented Sep 12, 2012 at 17:33
  • oh, I haven't come across this website thus far. Will take a look. Thanks for the link!
    – thandasoru
    Commented Sep 12, 2012 at 17:36
  • Let us know if it works. If it does I'll re-submit as an answer.
    – AllInOne
    Commented Sep 12, 2012 at 17:40
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    Sadly it doesn't. It is still Version 6.0 (7536.25, 537+) and not Version 6.0 (8536.25).
    – thandasoru
    Commented Sep 13, 2012 at 6:16

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Unfortunately, no - Safari uses quite a few system-level frameworks that are vastly different between those OSes.

  • oh thanks for the reply.. So I probably have to upgrade to mountain lion then
    – thandasoru
    Commented Sep 12, 2012 at 17:35
  • To standardize Safari 6, yeah, that would be easiest - imho, Mountain Lion is a real improvement over Lion. (That tip about a nightly WebKit is a good idea too, I hadn't considered that.)
    – da4
    Commented Sep 12, 2012 at 18:47
  • No, I tried it. It doesn't have the features found in Mountain Lion :(
    – thandasoru
    Commented Sep 13, 2012 at 6:17

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