Thursday, October 25, 2012

Firefox 17.0 Beta 3 Portable by Evan

The Web is all about innovation, and Firefox sets the pace with dozens of new features to deliver a faster, more secure and customizable Web browsing experience for all.
User Experience. The enhancements to Firefox provide the best possible browsing experience on the Web. The new Firefox smart location bar, affectionately known as the "Awesome Bar," learns as people use it, adapting to user preferences and offering better fitting matches over time.
Performance. Firefox is built on top of the powerful new Gecko platform, resulting in a safer, easier to use and more personal product.
Security. Firefox raises the bar for security. The new malware and phishing protection helps protect from viruses, worms, trojans and spyware to keep people safe on the Web.
Customization. Everyone uses the Web differently, and Firefox lets users customize their browser with more than 5,000 add-ons.

What's New:
  • New Click-to-play blocklisting implemented to prevent vulnerable plugin versions from running without the user's permission (see blog post)
  • New Mac OS X 10.8: Support for Notification Center
  • Changed Updated Awesome Bar experience with larger icons
  • Developer JavaScript Maps and Sets are now iterable
  • Developer SVG FillPaint and StrokePaint implemented
  • Developer Improvements that make the Web Console, Debugger and Developer Toolbar faster and easier to use
  • Developer New Markup panel in the Page Inspector allows easy editing of the DOM
  • HTML5 Sandbox attribute for iframes implemented, enabling increased security
  • Fixed Over twenty performance improvements, including fixes around the New Tab page
  • Fixed Pointer lock doesn't work in web apps (769150)
  • Fixed Page scrolling on sites with Fixed headers (780345)
Known Issues
  • Unresolved If you try to start Firefox using a locked profile, it will crash (see 573369)
  • Unresolved For some users, scrolling in the main GMail window will be slower than usual (see 579260)
  • Unresolved Windows: The use of Microsoft's System Restore functionality shortly after updating Firefox may prevent future updates (see 730285)