Firefox 10 Released to Download

Jan 31, 2012 - 11 Comments

Firefox 10

Firefox 10 has been released and is available to download for Mac, Windows, and Linux users. The new version isn’t too different from version 9, but includes bug fixes, better extension management, an auto-hiding forward button, improvements to CSS3 capabilities, and antialiasing support for WebGL, as well as some other additions that the average user probably won’t notice. The release notes are posted below for those interested, otherwise just download and enjoy.

Download Firefox 10

Unfortunately, the browser is still lacking the now standardized OS X Lion full-screen button, and the 10.0 release didn’t include any new Mac-specific features. All in all, for a 10.0 release it’s kind of boring, but you can make it more attractive by giving it a Google Chrome style Omnibar with this add-on for Firefox that merges the search and URL bars into one.

Firefox 10 Release Notes:

The forward button is now hidden until you navigate back

Anti-Aliasing for WebGL is now implemented (see bug 615976)

Full Screen APIs allow you to build a web application that runs full screen (see the feature page)

CSS3 3D-Transforms are now supported (see bug 505115)

New bdi element for bi-directional text isolation, along with supporting CSS properties (see bugs 613149 and 662288)

Inspect tool with content highlighting, includes new CSS Style Inspector

We’ve added IndexedDB APIs to more closely match the specification

Some users may experience a crash when moving bookmarks (681795)

Some synaptic touch pads are unable to vertical scroll

For some users, scrolling in the main GMail window will be slower than usual

If you try to start Firefox using a locked profile, it will crash

This version of Firefox will not work on Macintosh hardware with Power PC CPUs

Under certain conditions, scrolling and text input may be jerky

Firefox notifications may not work properly with Growl 1.3 or later


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Posted by: William Pearson in Mac OS, News


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  1. Rick says:

    Is it a 100% Cocoa app now that supports Services? If not, won’t bother.

  2. forrest says:

    the link for Chrome style Omnibar add-on is incorrect, it points to Firefox download, could anyone fix it?

  3. vdiv says:

    “The now standardized OS X Lion full-screen button” does a horrible job with multiple screens as it blanks out the other screens and yet it has no option of expanding the window onto them. In general multiscreen/multidesktop support in Lion has been a step back from Snow Leopard and this is kind of ridiculous.

  4. Warragul says:

    … and it won’t work on my GF’s PPC iMac.
    I realize it’s been a while since the Intel Macs arrived but why do Firefox, Skype et al practically force us to download new versions that aren’t for our platform of choice? Naturally, they aren’t Universal and I have to go fishing the older version out of the Trash – if I’m lucky.

    • Jonathan says:

      Apple stopped supporting non-Intel Macs a few years back…therefore, many application developers followed suit…why would any application developer continue to support non-Intel Macs when even Apple does not support them? When was the last time you saw a worthy update from Apple past Mac OS X 10.5.8? =)

      • Paul says:

        “Apple stopped supporting non-Intel Macs a few years back…therefore, many application developers followed suit…why would any application developer continue to support non-Intel Macs when even Apple does not support them?”

        In that case, Firefox shouldn’t try to update the PPC version.

        That Warragul above states that he had to fish the old version out of trash means that FF did try to update a PPC version with one which doesn’t work.

        On the Windows front, Firefox has reverted to a previous behavioiur of downloading and trying to install the update
        from a non-privileged account. They had addressed this one in a previous release, but the old and wrong behaviour is back again.

  5. Jmorgan93 says:

    Swiping left and right with 2 fingers on OS X Lion as in Safari now works in this browser.

  6. marc11 says:

    Another Firefox yawn, wonder how many plug-ins are broken with this release to go with the broken Growl notifications? Firefox lost me at version 9 when for what seemed like the 4th version in a row too many of my favorite plug-ins stopped working.

    Yeah I know the developer needs to make the plug-in compatible, but if there weren`t releases ever month, it would be easier for them to keep up with the changes.

  7. Amed says:

    I can’t believe they’re calling this Firefox 10… I mean it’s a great browser but these are minor changes.

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