Firefox Notes

Version 29.0.1, first offered to Release channel users on May 9, 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

  • Fixed

    29.0.1 - 'Send Tab to Devices' menu item restored (bug 1005074)

  • Fixed

    29.0.1 - Character Encoding selection broken (1003897)

  • Fixed

    29.0.1 - Address bar input stability fix for Jelly Bean and Kit Kat (987867)

  • New

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

  • New

    Search suggestions available via Bing search plugin when set as default search engine

  • New

    HTTPS used for Yahoo Searches performed in en-US locale

  • New

    Added multiple quick share buttons

  • New

    Better integration for Open Web Apps

  • New

    Set default home panel

  • New

    Hide/Show home panels

  • Changed

    Removed ability to 'send tab' to remote device

  • Changed

    Performance improved by replacing throbber with a progress bar

  • 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

    Synthetic APKs enabled by default

  • Developer

    Color picker widget implemented, access by using <input type="color">

  • Developer

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

  • Fixed

    Various security fixes

  • Fixed

    Improved favicon.ico decoding (748100)

Known Issues

  • unresolved

    Moving Firefox to background while playing a flash video in full screen mode and bring it back to view will freeze the app (see 809055)