Firefox Aurora Notes

Version 41.0a2, first offered to Aurora channel users on July 3, 2015

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

    Quickly search with different search providers from the search panel

  • New

    Swipe-to-close tabs on tablets

  • New

    Open external URLs from Android apps in the background

  • New

    Select from your saved logins from the site identity popup when logging into a site

  • New

    SVG images can be used as favicons

  • New

    Improved bookmark management with duplicate bookmark detection

  • Changed

    Improved image decoding with performance up to twice as fast on some devices especially while scrolling

  • Changed

    User Agent now includes Android version

  • HTML5

    Copy/Cut Web content from JavaScript with document.execCommand("cut"/"copy")

  • HTML5

    CSS Font Loading API enabled by default

  • Developer

    JavaAddonManager can now send, receive and respond to messages from Gecko

  • Developer

    Experimental new "speed dial" home panel add-on API (example add-on)

  • Developer

    Removed support for binary XPCOM components in extensions, use addon SDK "system/child_process" pipe mechanism for native binaries instead