Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Mozilla Firefox 18.0.2 Release Includes Massive Bug Fixes

Firefox 18.0.2 was sent to the release channel today by Mozilla.  Although this update does not include any security updates, the massive list of bug fixes suggests that it is advisable to install this update sooner rather than later.

Update:  Thanks to a tip from a friend, I discovered that the update to version 18.0.2 added a check to the option to allow 3rd party cookies.  If you, like me, do not want to accept 3rd party cookies, you can reverse the change at Firefox > Options > Privacy.

    What's New

      • FIXED --18.0.2: Fix JavaScript related stability issues
      • FIXED --18.0.1: Problems involving HTTP Proxy Transactions (Associated bugs)
      • FIXED --18.0.1: Unity player crashes on Mac OS X (bug 828954)
      • FIXED --18.0.1: Disabled HIDPI support when using external monitors to avoid rendering glitches (bug 814434)
      • NEW --Faster JavaScript performance via IonMonkey compiler
      • NEW --Support for Retina Display on OS X 10.7 and up
      • NEW --Preliminary support for WebRTC
      • CHANGED --Experience better image quality with our new HTML scaling algorithm
      • CHANGED --Performance improvements around tab switching
      • DEVELOPER --Support for new DOM property window.devicePixelRatio
      • DEVELOPER --Improvement in startup time through smart handling of signed extension certificates
      • HTML5 --Support for W3C touch events implemented, taking the place of MozTouch events
      • FIXED --Disable insecure content loading on HTTPS pages (62178)
      • FIXED --Improved responsiveness for users on proxies (769764)

      View the incredibly long list of Bug Fixes for version 18.0.2 in the link listed below.


      To get the update now, select "Help" from the Firefox menu at the upper left of the browser window, then pick "About Firefox."  Mac users need to select "About Firefox" from the Firefox menu.

      If you do not use the English language version, Fully Localized Versions are available for download.


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      Anonymous said...

      Thank you Corrine for the update alert. Just checked my options>privacy, and in my case, the update has not added a tick for accepting third party cookies.

      Best regards

      Anonymous said...

      Hidpi issue still persists! I can't believe it. When FF 18.0.2 is opened on an external non-hidpi monitor, too tiny right click menu opens on hi-dpi screen (retina mbp, latest OS). What a shame. This issue has been reported since 18.0 and instead of solving they disabled hidpi in 18.0.1. When hidpi swithed off it looks terrible on hi-dpi screen. This issue really really sucks!

      Maik said...

      Think 3rd part cookies were always allowed by default. Like Basil, the latest update hasn't changed my settings.

      Corrine said...

      I know the default setting is to allow 3rd party cookies. However, this is the first time an update has changed the setting. Several others have reported the same change after the update.