Mozilla Firefox 3.0.3 Release Notes Firefox 3 Release Notes v3.0.3, released September 26, 2008 Check out what’s new, the known issues and frequently asked questions about the latest version of Firefox. As always, you’re encouraged to tell us what you think, either using this feedback form or by filing a bug in Bugzilla. What’s New in Firefox 3.0.3 Firefox 3.0.3 contains the following changes: Fixed a problem where users were unable to retrieve saved passwords or save new passwords (bug 454708) See the Firefox 3.0.2 release notes for previous changes. System Requirements Before installing, make sure your computer meets the system requirements. Downloading Mozilla provides Firefox 3 for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X in a variety of languages. You can get the latest version of Firefox 3 here. For builds for other systems and languages not provided by Mozilla.org, see the Contributed Builds section at the end of this document. Installing Please note that installing Firefox 3 will overwrite your existing installation of Firefox. You won’t lose any of your bookmarks or browsing history, but some of your extensions and other add-ons might not work until updates for them are made available. Extensions and Themes Extensions installed under Firefox 2 may be incompatible and/or require updates to work with Firefox 3. Please report any issues to the maintainer of the extension. When you install Firefox 3 all of your Extensions and Themes will be disabled until Firefox 3 determines that either a) they are compatible with the Firefox 3 release or b) there are newer versions available that are compatible. Known Issues This list covers some of the known problems with Firefox 3. Please read this before reporting any new bugs. All Systems If Flash content is active when Firefox crashes, the Crash Reporter may not activate (bug 422308) Deleting an entry from the history sidebar, then invoking the Clear Private Data tool can result Firefox crashing (bug 426275) The IME input tool used to enter Japanese, Korean, Chinese and Indic characters is covered by the "Add Bookmark" panel. Users can use IME for input in the Library window by selecting "Organize Bookmarks..." from the Bookmarks menu (bug 433340) Some add-ons that depend on deprecated code may not install properly (see bug 406807) Privacy > History > Remember visited pages to "0" has no effect (bug 366075) Some Web pages (such as mlb.com) do not properly detect if Silverlight is installed and will not function properly (bug 432371). This issue is fixed by the Silverlight 2.0 beta. The DOM Inspector has been removed and is now available as an add-on. Support for Cross-Site XmlHttpRequest has been removed until the specification becomes more stable and the security model is improved (bug 424923) After dismissing the "Do you want Firefox to remember this password" prompt, it is sometimes not possible to focus form fields unless you reload the page (bug 433942) The new Location Bar, Add Bookmark dialog, and Download Manager information popup behave inconsistently with Window-Eyes (bug 393398) ................................................................. Troubleshooting Poorly designed or incompatible extensions can cause problems with your browser, including make it crash, slow down page display, etc. If you encounter strange problems relating to parts of the browser no longer working, the browser not starting, windows with strange or distorted appearance, degraded performance, etc, you may be suffering from Extension or Theme trouble. Restart the browser in Safe Mode. On Windows, start using the "Safe Mode" shortcut created in your Start menu or by running firefox.exe -safe-mode. On Linux, start with ./firefox -safe-mode and on Mac OS X, run: cd /Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS/ ./firefox-bin -safe-mode When started in Safe Mode all extensions are disabled and the Default theme is used. Disable the Extension/Theme that is causing trouble and then start normally. If you uninstall an extension that is installed with your user profile (i.e. you installed it from a Web page) and then wish to install it for all user profiles using the -install-global-extension command line flag, you must restart ......................................................................... Frequently Asked Questions What can I do to help? We need help from developers and the testing community to provide as much feedback as possible to make Firefox even better. Please read these notes and the bug filing instructions before reporting any bugs to Bugzilla. You can also give us your feedback through this feedback form. Why haven’t you responded to the mail I sent you? Use the newsgroup. The Firefox team reads it regularly, and your email may have gotten lost. Where can I get extensions and themes (add-ons)? Extensions and Themes can be downloaded from Firefox Add-ons. Who makes Firefox 3? Lots of people. See Help->About Mozilla Firefox, Credits for a list of some of the people who have contributed to Firefox 3. Where’s the Firefox 3 source code? A tarball of the Firefox 3 source code is available for download. The latest development code can be obtained by cvs. Firefox-specific source is in "mozilla/browser", "mozilla/toolkit", and "mozilla/chrome". Please follow the build instructions. Where is the mail client? Firefox 3 works with whatever mail client is the default on your system. However, we recommend Mozilla Thunderbird, our next-generation email client and the perfect complement to Firefox. Contributed Builds These are unofficial builds and may be configured differently than the official Mozilla builds. They may also be optimized and/or tested for specific platforms. You can browse through the available contributed builds on the FTP site.