Firefox Beta Notes

Version 29.0beta, first offered to Beta channel users on March 20, 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.

What’s New

  • New

    A set of new improvements to the Firefox user interface (learn more).

  • New

    An interactive onboarding tour to guide users through new interface changes

  • New

    A redesigned and improved customization mode

  • New

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

  • New

    Gamepad API finalized and enabled

  • New

    Malay [ma] locale added

  • Changed

    navigator.plugins is no longer enumerable, for user privacy

  • 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

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

    Echo cancellation on apprtc.appspot.com fails (974537)

  • unresolved

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