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Firefox Aurora Notes (First offered to Aurora channel users on July 20, 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
    Firefox for the Mac now has VoiceOver support turned on by default
  • NEW
    Web App Support (Windows/Mac/Linux)
  • CHANGED
    Improved our experimental support for reading pdf files in the browser using PDF.js, please report issues to Firefox:PDF Viewer
  • DEVELOPER
    CSS3 Animations, Transitions, Transforms and Gradients unprefixed in Firefox 16
  • DEVELOPER
    New Developer Toolbar with buttons for quick access to tools, error count for the Web Console, and a new command line for quick keyboard access
  • DEVELOPER
    Recently opened files list in Scratchpad implemented
  • FIXED
    No longer supporting MD5 as a hash algorithm in digital signatures (see 650355)
  • FIXED
    Opus support by default (see 772341)
  • FIXED
    Reverse animation direction has been implemented (see 655920)
  • FIXED
    Per tab reporting in about:memory (see 687724)
  • FIXED
    User Agent strings for pre-release Firefox versions now show only major version (see 728831)

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
    Focus rings keep growing when repeatedly tabbing through elements (see 720987)
  • Unresolved
    Windows: The use of Microsoft's System Restore functionality shortly after updating Firefox may prevent future updates (see 730285)
  • Unresolved
    Animated gif stops animating (see 767779)
  • Unresolved
    Pointer lock doesn't work in web apps (see 769150)
  • Unresolved
    PDF files hang while loading (see 770409)