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Firefox Aurora Notes (First offered to Aurora channel users on January 11, 2013)

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
    Per-window Private Browsing
  • NEW
    New download experience
  • NEW
    Ability to close hanging plugins, without the browser hanging
  • CHANGED
    Continued performance improvements around common browser tasks (page loads, downloads, shutdown, etc.)
  • DEVELOPER
    CSS3 Flexbox implemented and enabled by default
  • DEVELOPER
    Continued implementation of draft ECMAScript 6 - clear() and Math.imul
  • DEVELOPER
    New JavaScript Profiler tool
  • HTML5
    <canvas> now supports blend modes
  • HTML5
    Various <audio> and <video> improvements
  • HTML5
    getUserMedia implemented for web access to the user's camera and microphone (with user permission)

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)