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Firefox Aurora Notes (First offered to Aurora channel users on March 19, 2012)

Check out what’s new and known issues for this version of Firefox below. As always, you’re encouraged to tell us what you think, or file a bug in Bugzilla.

What’s New

  • NEW
    When opening a new tab, users are now presented with their most visited pages
  • NEW
    The Awesome Bar now auto-completes typed URLs
  • 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
  • CHANGED
    The default home page now has quicker access to bookmarks, history, settings, and more
  • DEVELOPER
    72 total improvements to Page Inspector, HTML panel, Style Inspector, Scratchpad and Style Editor
  • 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 <angle> unit is now supported

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
    Some synaptic touch pads are unable to vertical scroll (see 622410)
  • Unresolved
    Windows: The use of Microsoft's System Restore functionality shortly after updating Firefox may prevent future updates (see 730285)