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Firefox Aurora Notes (First offered to Aurora channel users on September 20, 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
    Windows 8 optimized Aurora is ready for use (see blog post)
  • NEW
    All plug-ins in Firefox, with the exception of Flash plug-ins, are defaulted to 'click to play'
  • NEW
    You can now run more than one service at a time with Firefox SocialAPI, allowing you to receive notifications, chat and more from multiple integrated services
  • NEW
    Firefox's password manager now supports script-generated password fields
  • NEW
    Updates can now be performed by Windows users without write permissions to Firefox install directory (requires Mozilla Maintenance Service)
  • NEW
    Firefox now supports H.264 on Linux if the appropriate gstreamer plug-ins are installed
  • CHANGED
    Firefox now supports MP3 decoding on Windows XP, completing MP3 support across Windows OS versions
  • CHANGED
    CSP implementation now supports multiple policies, including the case of both an enforced and Report-Only policy, per the spec
  • DEVELOPER
    Firefox's Social API now supports Social Bookmarking for multiple providers through its SocialMarks functionality (see MDN docs)
  • DEVELOPER
    Experimental support for CSS sticky positioning (Aurora only - demo)
  • DEVELOPER
    Firefox no longer prompts when websites use appcache
  • DEVELOPER
    Firefox now supports the CSS image orientation property
  • DEVELOPER
    New App Manager allows you to deploy and debug HTML5 webapps on Firefox OS phones and the Firefox OS Simulator
  • DEVELOPER
    IndexedDB can now be used as a "optimistic" storage area so it doesn't require any prompts and data is stored in a pool with LRU eviction policy, in short temporary storage
  • FIXED
    When displaying a standalone image, Firefox matches the EXIF orientation information contained within the JPEG image (see 298619)
  • FIXED
    Improved page load times due to no longer decoding images that aren't visible (see 847223)
  • FIXED
    AudioToolbox MP3 backend for OSX (see 914479)

Known Issues

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