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Mozilla Firefox 12.0 released

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 07:11 AM

Mozilla has released Firefox 12.0 which can be downloaded from here: http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all.html (Choose your language and OS).

Here are details of security vulnerabilities fixed in this version

However, according to Extremetech.com, the anticipated "New Tab page" and "Home Tab" didn't make it in this release.

But it does include a new updater which will only cause a UAC popup once after which users who have User Account Control enabled in Vista or Windows 7 won't see it again.

EDIT: The "New Tab" page is present, but disabled. To enable it, do the following:

  • In the location bar where you normally type in a web address (URL), type about:config and hit Enter.
  • If you see a warning message, click "Yes, I promise I'll be careful" to proceed further, otherwise continue as follows.
  • In the filter at the top, copy/paste the following: browser.newtabpage.enabled
  • Double click the value to change it from "false" to "true" (it will change to bold type if you did it correctly).
  • Close about:config and then open a new tab (CTRL+T, or click the tab "+" sign).
  • In the location bar, type: about:newtab and hit Enter. Firefox should now display the most recently visited tabs.

Also, more on the auto-updater in this new version: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/what-mozilla-maintenance-service It can be disabled via Options | Advanced | Update (tab).

EDIT #2 The "New Tab" feature doesn't look like it's meant to if you enable it via the about:config menu as described above. To get a preview of what it will look like when finally released, check out the images on the Mozilla blog here: http://blog.mozilla.org/futurereleases/

Edited by Xircal, 25 April 2012 - 08:35 AM.

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