firefox 18 released

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  1. hclarkjr

    hclarkjr Lifer

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    http://dm-download02.mozilla.org/pu...eases/18.0/win32/en-US/Firefox Setup 18.0.exe

    What’s New


    • NEW Faster JavaScript performance via IonMonkey compiler
    • NEW Support for Retina Display on OS X 10.7 and up
    • NEW Preliminary support for WebRTC
    • CHANGED Experience better image quality with our new HTML scaling algorithm
    • CHANGED Performance improvements around tab switching
    • DEVELOPER Support for new DOM property window.devicePixelRatio
    • DEVELOPER Improvement in startup time through smart handling of signed extension certificates
    • HTML5 Support for W3C touch events implemented, taking the place of MozTouch events
    • FIXED Disable insecure content loading on HTTPS pages (62178)
    • FIXED Improved responsiveness for users on proxies (769764)

    Known Issues


    • Unresolved Certain valid WebGL drawing operations are incorrectly rejected, leaving incomplete rendering in affected pages (see 825205)
    • 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 Starting Firefox with -private flag incorrectly claims you are not in Private Browsing mode (see 802274)

      Unresolved on v18 Resolved in v19
    • Unresolved Plugins stop rendering when the top half of the plugin is scrolled off the top of the page, in HiDPI mode (see 825734)
     
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  3. hclarkjr

    hclarkjr Lifer

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    upgrade went smoothly, nothing new noticed yet.
     
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    VWC Cocoon Plug-in doesn't work for Firefox 18.0. You'll need to remove this plug-in to make firefox work after the update.
     
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    thanks for the heads up. I've installed the update and it's running fine so far.
     
  7. minixjt

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    I'm sure I'm asking this out of ignorance. But wasn't they suppose to have a windows ui version with Firefox 18?
     
  8. Chiefcrowe

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    Don't know about the UI question.

    But, fyi v. 18 is now posted on the main firefox site.
     
  9. bruceb

    bruceb Diamond Member

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    Just did the update, so far all is fine.
     
  10. nemesismk2

    nemesismk2 Diamond Member

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    It just updated so tried out a few websites and i have no problems to report
     
  11. ginfest

    ginfest Golden Member

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    Thanks for the heads up, working as expected :)
     
  12. Iron Woode

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    it disabled my java plug-in.

    I have the latest one, too.

    hmm...
     
  13. pcslookout

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    Does Firefox now update to the next version automatically ? What if I used a limited user account will it still do it?
     
  14. berryracer

    berryracer Platinum Member

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    it does update automatically only when you go to the ABOUT screen.

    If you have a non admin / limited user account you're screwed it won't update
     
  15. Mem

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    Updated mine got a hard Firefox lockup when installing flash from their homepage so did a hard reset.

    I used Chiefcrowe link to update flash,went smooth then.


    So far all good,early days however :) . .
     
  16. Chiefcrowe

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    Unfortunately, it still does not update automatically if you are using a limited user account.
    You can make it work if you install the program in your user profile folder but that is also less secure.