December 6, 2012
All time downloads
Description of Firefox 17.0.1
Very flexible and customizable web browser
The Mozilla Firefox web browser offers an alternative to commercial products like Microsoft IE.
• Speed: going from IE to Firefox is like trading in your minivan for a sports car.
• Safety: our open-source security process means we address threats faster to keep you safe online.
• Easy to Use: Firefox's cutting-edge features are so intuitive you won't know how you lived without them.
• Customization: we offer literally thousands of ways for you to adapt Firefox to meet your unique browsing needs.
• Free: they say the best things in life are free, and Firefox is totally, 100% free of charge.
What is new in version 17.0.1
• FIXED: 17.0.1: Font rendering issue in Firefox 17.0 (bug 814101)
• FIXED: 17.0.1: Reverted user agent change causing some website incompatibilities
• NEW: First revision of the Social API and support for Facebook Messenger
• NEW: Click-to-play blocklisting implemented to prevent vulnerable plugin versions from running without the user's permission (see blog post)
• CHANGED: Updated Awesome Bar experience with larger icons
• CHANGED: Mac OS X 10.5 is no longer supported
• 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: 17.0.1: Leaving Private Browsing with Social API enabled should reset social components (815042)
• FIXED: Pointer lock doesn't work in web apps (769150)
• FIXED: Page scrolling on sites with fixed headers (780345)
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