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Mozilla releases Firefox 17.0.1 update

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Date: Monday, December 3rd, 2012, 08:57
Category: News, Software


Hey, an update’s an update…

Over the weekend, Mozilla.org released version 17.0.1 of its Firefox web browser. The new version, a 34.1 megabyte download and adds the following fixes and changes:

– Font rendering issue in Firefox 17.0 (bug 814101).

– 17.0.1: Reverted user agent change causing some website incompatibilities.

– Over twenty performance improvements, including fixes around the New Tab page.

– 17.0.1: Leaving Private Browsing with Social API enabled should reset social components (814554).

– Pointer lock doesn’t work in web apps (769150).

– Page scrolling on sites with fixed headers (780345).

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

– 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).

– First revision of the Social API and support for Facebook Messenger.

– Click-to-play blocklisting implemented to prevent vulnerable plugin versions from running without the user’s permission (see blog post)

– Updated Awesome Bar experience with larger icons.

– Mac OS X 10.5 is no longer supported.

– JavaScript Maps and Sets are now iterable.

– SVG FillPaint and StrokePaint implemented.

– Improvements that make the Web Console, Debugger and Developer Toolbar faster and easier to use.

– New Markup panel in the Page Inspector allows easy editing of the DOM.

– Sandbox attribute for iframes implemented, enabling increased security.

Firefox 17.0.1 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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