macOS Monterey 12.2 enables much-needed support for Apple’s ProMotion technology in Safari for Mac, bringing improved 120Hz scrolling on the latest MacBook Pro.
- Apple’s macOS 12.2 update enables ProMotion support in the Safari browser
- It brings smooth 120Hz scrolling in Safari on the new MacBook Pro
- macOS 12.2 is in development and will launch to the public later
Does Safari for Mac support ProMotion scrolling?
The new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro arrived with a version of Safari that didn’t initially support the notebooks’ ProMotion displays. Apple’s dynamic refresh rate technology, ProMotion brings twice the refresh rate up to 120Hz. Safari Technology Preview signaled Apple has been working on adding Safari ProMotion support to macOS, and now we know that Safari with ProMotion support is live in macOS 12.2.
How to adjust the refresh rate on a Mac display
To adjust the refresh rate of a compatible Mac display, click the Apple menu and choose System Preferences, or click the System Preferences icon in the Dock.
macOS 12.2 beta is now available, featuring smoother scrolling in Safari on the latest MacBook Pro with ProMotion, and a native Apple Music and TV experience backed by AppKit views instead of web views. https://t.co/jjM9THIxFc
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In the System Preferences window, click the Displays icon. You can now click the Refresh Rate popup menu, then select a refresh rate from the list. A support document on Apple’s website notes that macOS Catalina and macOS Big Sur users must press and hold the Option key, then select the Scaled button to display the refresh rate menu.
If you open the Refresh Rate popup menu on a 14-inch or 16-inch MacBook Pro powered by Apple silicon, you will see an additional entry labeled “ProMotion”.
Choose it for an adaptive refresh rate up to 120Hz.
When will macOS Monterey 12.2 launch?
Currently, macOS 12.2 is being provided for testing to Apple’s registered developers and public beta testers. The update should release publicly at some point later this year. When it launches, owners of the new MacBook Pros will update macOS by venturing into System Preferences → Software Update.
With the update installed, people will enjoy much smoother scrolling when surfing the web in Safari on a 120HZ ProMotion Mac, like the new 14-inch or 16-inch MacBook Pro. Aside from those machines, Apple’s Pro Display XDR also supports ProMotion.