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Firefox Beta Desktop Notes (First offered to Beta channel users on August 30, 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 on Mac OS X now has preliminary VoiceOver support turned on by default
  • NEW
    Initial web app support (Windows/Mac/Linux)
  • NEW
    Acholi localization added
  • CHANGED
    Improvements around JavaScript responsiveness through incremental garbage collection
  • 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
    CSS3 Animations, Transitions, Transforms and Gradients unprefixed in Firefox 16
  • DEVELOPER
    Recently opened files list in Scratchpad implemented
  • FIXED
    Debugger breakpoints do not catch on page reload (783393)
  • FIXED
    No longer supporting MD5 as a hash algorithm in digital signatures (650355)
  • FIXED
    Opus support by default (772341)
  • FIXED
    Reverse animation direction has been implemented (655920)
  • FIXED
    Per tab reporting in about:memory (687724)
  • FIXED
    User Agent strings for pre-release Firefox versions now show only major version (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
    Windows: The use of Microsoft's System Restore functionality shortly after updating Firefox may prevent future updates (see 730285)
  • Unresolved
    Pointer lock doesn't work in web apps (see 769150)