Mozilla Releases Critical Update to Firefox Browser Version 10.0.1

Mozilla has released an update to the Firefox Browser that they have classified as a critical update.  The update, Version 10.0.1, fixes a security flaw in version 10.0 as well as a Java freezing problem that was in previous versions of the browser.

New items in the update include

  • Most add-ons are now compatible with new versions of Firefox by default
  • The forward button is now hidden until you navigate back
  • Anti-Aliasing for WebGL is now implemented
  • CSS3 3D-Transforms are now supported

HTML 5 Items Updated

  • New <bdi> element for bi-directional text isolation, along with supporting CSS properties
  • Full Screen APIs allow you to build a web application that runs full screen

Developer items added

  • We’ve added IndexedDB APIs to more closely match the specification
  • Inspect tool with content highlighting, includes new CSS Style Inspector

Items fixed in version 10.0.1

  • Mac OS X only – after installing the latest Java release from Apple, Firefox may crash when closing a tab with a Java applet installed
  • Some users may experience a crash when moving bookmarks
  • Silverlight video may not play on some Macintosh hardware

Unresolved issues in this version are:

  • Two-digit browser version numbers may cause a small number of website incompatibilities
  • If you try to start Firefox using a locked profile, it will crash
  • For some users, scrolling in the main GMail window will be slower than usual
  • Some synaptic touch pads are unable to vertical scroll
  • Firefox notifications may not work properly with Growl 1.3 or later
  • Under certain conditions, scrolling and text input may be jerky

More information about the 10.0.1 update is available from the 10.0.1 Release Notes at:

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/10.0.1/releasenotes/

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