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Mozilla posts finished Firefox 10

updated 10:40 am EST, Tue January 31, 2012

Firefox 10 with minor updates now available

Mozilla has released finished versions of Firefox 10 for both Windows PCs and Macs this week. Changes, according to the release notes, include a Forward navigation button that doesn't show up until users hit the Back button first, included APIs for viewing web apps in full-screen mode, and anti-aliasing for WebGL graphics. Likewise new is an Extended Support Release that allows enterprises to only download security updates and stay on the same version for seven releases.

There is also newfound support for CSS3 3D-Transforms, while developers will get a new CSS-style Inspector with content highlighting and new IndexedDB APIs. A new element was added to the HTML5 code as well, allowing for bi-directional text isolation and support for CSS properties.

A browser crash when moving bookmarks has also been fixed in Firefox 10. A few issues still exist, however, including no support for Mac computers running on PowerPC processors, jerky scrolling and text inputs under some conditions, and crashing when attempting to run Firefox using a locked profile. Some synaptic touchpads aren't able to scroll vertically, and scrolling in the Gmail window is slow as well.

by MacNN Staff



  1. Gazoobee

    Joined: Dec 1969


    a Forward navigation button that doesn't show up u

    Doesn't this break compatibility? The original HTML spec included the ability to have a forward destination coded into the page.

  1. vasic

    Joined: Dec 1969



    No. Browser does not need the appearance of forward/back buttons in the toolbar in order to execute history.back() or history.forward() functions.

    The feature only makes sense: hide the button altogether if it cannot be used (rather than just greying it out).

  1. Mr. Strat

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Enough already

    Enough with the new version numbers every six weeks. You're not kidding anybody...this is really more like 4.6 or something.

  1. The Vicar

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Just a big middle finger

    THe new version numbering scheme is basically Mozilla's way of telling the rest of the world to go play with itself. It's saying "hey, every new version is a major version, so now we can break everything -- change the appearance, change the API, break add-ons, have regressions in rendering, whatever -- EVERY SINGLE TIME, and there's nothing you can say about it." Have you read some of the statements made by the devs on the team? They're the geeks who got picked on back in high school, trying hard to take revenge on the rest of the world, and since the tech boom ended and their stock options are worthless, this is the best they can do.

  1. chas_m



    Version 11 out Thursday!

    Personally, I'm holding out for version 12 which will probably be out next month. Version 13 looks promising too, though I've heard version 14 will mostly be bug fixes. Well that's the first three months of 2012 summarized, looking forward to the anniversary release of version 20 this summer!

  1. JackWebb

    Joined: Dec 1969



    It took 6 years to get from version 1.5 to version 5.
    It took 6 months to get form version 5 to version 10.

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