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Mozilla Firefox 11.0 Update – What’s HOT and What’s NOT

Mozilla Firefox has just been updated to version 11.0.  I got a notification from my own Mozilla Firefox browser that there’s an update that is now ready for download. My Mozilla Firefox version as of writing this is 10.0.2 and there is no reason for me not to update it to the latest version, not entirely. I am one of those many users who don’t fancy using Mozilla Firefox that often that’s why it’s alright for me to update it. Although there are tools or addons within my current browser that I am still using and won’t work with the latest version.

Mozilla Firefox 11 UpdateAnd so I’ve updated it anyway to the latest Mozilla Firefox 11.0. So what’s hot and what’s not with Mozilla’s latest release of Firefox?

Mozilla Firefox 11

Here are the new features of Mozilla Firefox 11.0 from their Release Notes.

  • Firefox can now migrate your bookmarks, history, and cookies from Google Chrome
  • With Sync enabled, add-ons can now be synchronized across your computers
  • The CSS text-size-adjust property is now supported
  • Redesigned media controls for HTML5 video
  • The outerHTML property is now supported on HTML elements
  • View source syntax highlighting now uses the HTML5 parser (see bug 482921)
  • The Style Editor for CSS editing is now available to web developers
  • Web developers can now visualize a web page in 3D using the Page Inspector 3D View
  • SPDY protocol support for faster page loads is now testable
  • XMLHttpRequest now supports HTML parsing
  • Files can now be stored in IndexedDB (see bug 661877)
  • Websockets has now been unprefixed
  • Various security fixes
  • Firefox notifications may not work properly with Growl 1.3 or later (691662)

And here are the list of unresolved known issues.

  • If you try to start Firefox using a locked profile, it will crash (see 573369)
  • For some users, scrolling in the main GMail window will be slower than usual (see 579260)
  • Some synaptic touch pads are unable to vertical scroll (see 622410)
  • OS X: WebGL performance may be degraded on some hardware (see 713305)
  • Windows: The use of Microsoft’s System Restore functionality shortly after updating Firefox may prevent future updates (see 730285)

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