Firefox updated to 30.0

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Date: Wednesday, June 11th, 2014, 10:40
Category: News, Software

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There’s nothing wrong with turning 30.

On Tuesday, Mozilla.org released version 30.0 of its Firefox web browser. The new version, a 60.4 megabyte download via MacUpdate, adds the following fixes and changes:

New:
- Sidebars button in browser chrome enables faster access to social, bookmark, and history sidebars.

- Mac OS X command-E sets find term to selected text.

- Support for GStreamer 1.0.

Changed:
- Disallow calling WebIDL constructors as functions on the web.


Developer:
- With the exception of those bundled inside an extension or ones that are whitelisted, plugins will no longer be activated by default (see blog post).

- Fixes to box-shadow and other visual overflow (see bug 480888).

- Mute and volume available per window when using WebAudio.

- Background-blend-mode enabled by default.

- Use of line-height allowed for input type=”reset|button|submit”.

- ES6 array and generator comprehensions implemented (read docs for more details).

- Error stack now contains column number.

- Support for alpha option in canvas context options (feature description).

Fixed:
- Ignore autocomplete=”off” when offering to save passwords via the password manager (see 956906).

- TypedArrays don’t support new named properties (see 695438).

Known Issues:
- Slow shut downs lead to ‘Firefox is already running’ warning.

Firefox 30.0 requires an Intel-based Mac running Mac OS X 10.6 or later to install and run.

If you’ve tried the new version and have any feedback to offer, please let us know in the comments.

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