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Firefox Beta Desktop Notes (First offered to Beta channel users on June 27, 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
    Support for new scrollbar style in Mac OS X 10.7 and newer
  • NEW
    Mixed content blocking enabled to protects users from man-in-the-middle attacks and eavesdroppers on HTTPS pages (learn more)
  • CHANGED
    Improved about:memory's functional UI
  • CHANGED
    Enabled DXVA2 on Windows Vista+ to accelerate H.264 video decoding
  • CHANGED
    Updated Firefox Logo
  • CHANGED
    "Load images automatically", "Enable JavaScript", and Always show the tab bar" checkboxes removed from preferences and reset to defaults
  • CHANGED
    Simplified interface for notifications of plugin installation
  • CHANGED
    Users can now switch to a new search provider across the entire browser
  • CHANGED
    CSP policies using the standard syntax and semantics will now be enforced
  • DEVELOPER
    Implemented a global browser console
  • DEVELOPER
    Social share functionality
  • DEVELOPER
    HTML5 <input type="range"> form control implemented
  • DEVELOPER
    Write more accessible pages on touch interfaces with new ARIA role for key buttons
  • DEVELOPER
    Added unprefixed requestAnimationFrame
  • DEVELOPER
    New feature in toolbox: Network Monitor
  • DEVELOPER
    Dropped blink effect from text-decoration: blink; and completely removed <blink> element

Known Issues

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