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Firefox Aurora Notes (First offered to Aurora channel users on May 17, 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
    Mixed content blocking enabled to protects our users from man-in-the-middle attacks and eavesdroppers on HTTPS pages (learn more)
  • NEW
    Added animations for swipe navigation in Mac OSX 10.7 and newer
  • NEW
    Support bounce behavior when reaching top and bottom of documents on Mac OSX 10.7 and newer
  • NEW
    Support for new scrollbar style in Mac OSX 10.7 and newer
  • CHANGED
    Consolidated search default preference now lets users switch to another search provider in the search box and change the setting for addressbar and context search
  • CHANGED
    "Load images automatically", "Enable JavaScript", and Always show the tab bar" checkboxes removed from preferences
  • CHANGED
    Enabled DXVA2 on Windows Vista+ to accelerate H.264 video decoding
  • CHANGED
    Improved about:memory's functional UI
  • CHANGED
    Replaced plugin installation notification bar with door hanger
  • DEVELOPER
    Dropped blink effect from text-decoration: blink; and completely removed <blink> element
  • DEVELOPER
    Partial support for Web Audio, targeted at web developers for testing
  • DEVELOPER
    Added unprefixed requestAnimationFrame
  • DEVELOPER
    HTML5 <input type="range"> form control implemented
  • DEVELOPER
    Write more accessible pages on touch interfaces with new ARIA role for key buttons
  • DEVELOPER
    Implemented a global browser console
  • DEVELOPER
    Support a full share panel (Social API)

Known Issues

  • Unresolved
    If you try to start Firefox using a locked profile, it will crash (see 573369)