Apple has pushed out a safari update, version 5.0.4. Although the version change signifies a minor release, there are several notable changes and bug fixes. From the end-users perspective, an 11% boost in Javascript performance and improved handling of Safari extensions will be most noticeable, though the update includes many more changes and bug fixes which are listed below.

Safari 5.1.4 is available for Mac OS X 10.7 and OS X 10.6.8, and is a recommended update to all Safari users. Users can download the latest version via Software Update from the  Apple menu or from Apple directly.

The official change list is as follows:

Improve JavaScript performance up to 11% over Safari 5.1.3*
Improve responsiveness when typing into the search field after changing network configurations, or with an intermittent network connection
Address an issue that could cause webpages to flash white when switching between Safari windows
Address issues that prevented printing U.S. Postal Service shipping labels and embedded PDFs
Preserve links in PDFs saved from webpages
Fix an issue that could make Flash content appear incomplete after using gesture zooming
Fix an issue that could cause the screen to dim while watching HTML5 video
Improve stability, compatibility, and startup time when using extensions
Allow cookies set during regular browsing to be available after using Private Browsing
Fix an issue that could cause some data to be left behind after pressing the “Remove All Website Data” button