Mozilla releases Firefox 13.0.1 update

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Date: Friday, June 15th, 2012, 19:37
Category: News, Software

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On Monday, Mozilla.org released version 13.0.1 of its Firefox web browser. The new version, a 30.7 megabyte download and adds the following fixes and changes:

– FIXED – Windows Messenger did not load in Hotmail, and the Hotmail inbox did not auto-update (764546, fixed in 13.0.1).

– FIXED – Hebrew text sometimes rendered incorrectly (756850, fixed in 13.0.1).

– FIXED – Flash 11.3 sometimes caused a crash on quit (747683, fixed in 13.0.1).

– NEW – When opening a new tab, users are now presented with their most visited pages.

– NEW – The default home page now has quicker access to bookmarks, history, settings, and more.

– CHANGED – SPDY protocol now enabled by default for faster browsing on supported sites.

– CHANGED – Restored background tabs are not loaded by default for faster startup.

– CHANGED – Smooth scrolling is now enabled by default.

– DEVELOPER – 72 total improvements to Page Inspector, HTML panel, Style Inspector, Scratchpad and Style Editor.

– DEVELOPER – The column-fill CSS property has been implemented.

– DEVELOPER – Experimental support for ECMAScript 6 Map and Set objects has been implemented.

– DEVELOPER – Support for the CSS3 background-position property extended syntax has been added.

– DEVELOPER – The :invalid pseudo-class can now be applied to the element.

– DEVELOPER – The CSS turn unit is now supported.

– FIXED – Various security fixes.

Known Issues:
– UNRESOLVED – If you try to start Firefox using a locked profile, it will crash (see 573369).

– UNRESOLVED – For some users, scrolling in the main GMail window will be slower than usual (see 579260).

– UNRESOLVED – Windows: The use of Microsoft’s System Restore functionality shortly after updating Firefox may prevent future updates (see 730285).

– UNRESOLVED – OS X: nsCocoaWindow::ConstrainPosition uses wrong screen in multi-display setup (see 752149).

– UNRESOLVED – CSS :hover regression when an element’s class name is set by Javascript (see 758885).

Firefox 13.0.1 requires an Intel-based Mac running Mac OS X 10.5 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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