Firefox Notes

Version 29.0, first offered to Release channel users on April 29, 2014

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. If interested, please see the complete list of changes in this release.

We'd also like to extend a special thank you to all of the new Mozillians who contributed to this release of Firefox!

What’s New

  • New

    Significant new customization mode makes it easy to personalize your Web experience to access the features you use the most (learn more)

  • New

    A new, easy to access menu sits in the right hand corner of Firefox and includes popular browser controls

  • New

    Sleek new tabs provide an overall smoother look and fade into the background when not active

  • New

    An interactive onboarding tour to guide users through the new Firefox changes

  • New

    The ability to set up Firefox Sync by creating a Firefox account (learn more)

  • New

    Gamepad API finalized and enabled

  • New

    HTTPS used for Yahoo Searches performed in en-US locale

  • New

    Malay [ma] locale added

  • Changed

    Clicking on a W3C Web Notification will switch to the originating tab

  • Developer

    'box-sizing' (dropping the -moz- prefix) implemented (learn more)

  • Developer

    Console object available in Web Workers (learn more)

  • Developer

    Promises enabled by default (learn more)

  • Developer

    SharedWorker enabled by default

  • Developer

    <input type="number"> implemented and enabled

  • Developer

    <input type="color"> implemented and enabled

  • Developer

    Enabled ECMAScript Internationalization API

  • Developer

    Add-on bar has been removed, content moved to navigation bar

  • Developer

    Implemented URLSearchParams from the URL specification (see MDN for details )

  • Fixed

    Various security fixes

Known Issues

  • unresolved

    Mac OS X: cmd-L no longer opens a new window when no window is available (1008793)

    Resolved in v32.0a2

  • unresolved

    Text Rendering Issues on Windows 7 with Platform Update KB2670838 (MSIE 10 Prerequisite) or on Windows 8.1 has a workaround (see 812695)

    Resolved in v31.0

  • unresolved

    Without affecting security, after restoring your session, Extended Validation Certificates might not display (See 995801)

    Resolved in v31.0a2

  • unresolved

    Slow shut downs lead to 'Firefox is already running' warning (see 966469 and 985655)

  • unresolved

    Local (file://) links don't work (995943)

    Resolved in v30.0beta

  • unresolved

    Exit is not always completed when "clear history when Firefox closes" is enabled (1005487)