firefox 17 final released

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  1. hclarkjr

    hclarkjr Lifer

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    ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/nightly/17.0-candidates/build1/win32/en-US/Firefox Setup 17.0.exe
    note that this is a release candidate and not the official final. that will be out November 20th
    What’s New


    • NEW Click-to-play blocklisting implemented to prevent vulnerable plugin versions from running without the user's permission (see blog post)
    • NEW Mac OS X 10.8: Support for Notification Center
    • CHANGED Updated Awesome Bar experience with larger icons
    • DEVELOPER JavaScript Maps and Sets are now iterable
    • DEVELOPER SVG FillPaint and StrokePaint implemented
    • DEVELOPER Improvements that make the Web Console, Debugger and Developer Toolbar faster and easier to use
    • DEVELOPER New Markup panel in the Page Inspector allows easy editing of the DOM
    • HTML5 Sandbox attribute for iframes implemented, enabling increased security
    • FIXED Over twenty performance improvements, including fixes around the New Tab page
    • FIXED Pointer lock doesn't work in web apps (769150)
    • FIXED 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)
    • 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)
     
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  3. hclarkjr

    hclarkjr Lifer

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    install went fine, only hiccup was my ad block plus quit working. it showed as working and was not disabled but it stopped blocking some ads. had to uninstall it and reinstall to get it to work. other than that no issues
     
  4. nemesismk2

    nemesismk2 Diamond Member

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    I am always after better security so this is a good thing :)
     
  5. MontyAC

    MontyAC Diamond Member

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    Thx, no problem updating.
     
  6. Lemon law

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    Bottom line, For the rest of us, it won't show up in automatic firefox updates for two or three days. And by then, some unanticipated defect will show up and require a 17.1 firefox update. As we are forever chasing our tails in a race for calculated obsolesce.
     
  7. TJCS

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    Thanks for the heads up!
     
  8. Chiefcrowe

    Chiefcrowe Diamond Member

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    Thank you.
    I like how they are adding the click to play and I hope they eventually build that in for flash no matter which version you use.
    Sandbox and performance improvements and security fixes are always welcome!

    I wonder when the built in pdf reader will surface?
     
  9. ryrynz

    ryrynz Junior Member

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    Just add PDF support in yourself, I've been running it for ages.. works well.
     
  10. berryracer

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    happysmiles Senior member

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    it is Nov 20th

    mind = blown
     
  12. Iron Woode

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    it just auto-updated for me.

    my theme was incompatible but it found an update.

    everything seems to be working correctly.
     
  13. Gonad the Barbarian

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    I updated and the add on page won't open. I click tools/add ons, tools/options/general/manage add ons, and try ctrl+shift+a but nothing happens.

    Edit: Looks like Tab Mix Plus is keeping it from opening.
     
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  14. Chiefcrowe

    Chiefcrowe Diamond Member

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    Great, it is now on the firefox main download page too!
     
  15. nemesismk2

    nemesismk2 Diamond Member

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    I just downloaded firefox 17 from the firefox website :)
     
  16. bruceb

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    Just did the upgrade. Of course, Firefox decided that Google Toolbar is not compatible and also the Firefox 3 Theme For Firefox 4+ it say's is not compatible. I reenabled it and it is fine. Otherwise, update went fine.
     
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    I have the same issue. Did you find a way to fix it ? ? ? Is there some option in
    Tab Mix Plus we need to change and if so, which one ? ?

    Thanks

    Found a fix with an Update to Tab Mix Plus .. see below:

    Tab Mix Plus - Version 0.4.0.4pre.120724a Installed

    You can get it here: https://bitbucket.org/onemen/tabmixplus/downloads
     
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  18. pyonir

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    Mine updated fine through the help menu, had zero issues with add-ons or anything else. Thanks for the heads up.
     
  19. Gonad the Barbarian

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    Thanks, that fixed it for me too.
     
  20. Miramonti

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    Firefox 18.0b1 released

    I'm really liking this one with the new ionmonkey javascript engine. Noticeably quicker in java-rich environments than 17.

    However it does break Tab Mix Plus (0.4.0.4pre.120724a) on one of my installs (Portable), but held up on my full install.
     
  21. nemesismk2

    nemesismk2 Diamond Member

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    I like the sound of ion monkey myself lol ;)
     
  22. Marksey

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    After the automatic translate on Firefox was stopped by Google I stopped using Firefox. I haven't went back since, and now with Chrome, though out of Interest, and wihout research - advice from you guys - is that feature back or able to replicate it with a decent addon?