Firefox 29.0.1 now available for download


Mozilla Firefox is a fast, full-featured Web browser. Firefox includes pop-up blocking, tab-browsing, integrated Google search, simplified privacy controls, a streamlined browser window that shows you more of the page than any other browser and a number of additional features that work with you to help you get the most out of your time online.

The Web is all about innovation, and Firefox sets the pace with dozens of new features to deliver a faster, more secure and customizable Web browsing experience for all.

User Experience. The enhancements to Firefox provide the best possible browsing experience on the Web. The new Firefox smart location bar, affectionately known as the "Awesome Bar," learns as people use it, adapting to user preferences and offering better fitting matches over time.

Performance. Firefox is built on top of the powerful new Gecko platform, resulting in a safer, easier to use and more personal product.

Security. Firefox raises the bar for security. The new malware and phishing protection helps protect from viruses, worms, trojans and spyware to keep people safe on the Web.

Customization. Everyone uses the Web differently, and Firefox lets users customize their browser with more than 5,000 add-ons.

What's new in this version:

  • Fixed: pdf.js printing white page (1003707)
  • Fixed: Tabs not visible with dark themes under Windows 8.1 (907373)
  • Fixed: Session Restore failed with a corrupted sessionstore.js file (1001167)
  • Fixed: Seer disabled by default (1005958)
  • New: Significant new customization mode makes it easy to personalize your Web experience to access the features you use the most (learn more)
  • New: A new, easy to access menu sits in the right hand corner of Firefox and includes popular browser controls
  • New: Sleek new tabs provide an overall smoother look and fade into the background when not active
  • New: An interactive onboarding tour to guide users through the new Firefox changes
  • New: The ability to set up Firefox Sync by creating a Firefox account (learn more)
  • New: Gamepad API finalized and enabled (learn more)
  • New: HTTPS used for Yahoo Searches performed in en-US locale
  • New: Malay [ma] locale added
  • Changed: Clicking on a W3C Web Notification will switch to the originating tab
  • Developer: 'box-sizing' (dropping the -moz- prefix) implemented (learn more)
  • Developer: Console object available in Web Workers (learn more)
  • Developer: Promises enabled by default (learn more)
  • Developer: SharedWorker enabled by default
  • Developer: implemented and enabled
  • Developer: implemented and enabled
  • Developer: Enabled ECMAScript Internationalization API
  • Developer: Add-on bar has been removed, content moved to navigation bar
  • Developer: Implemented URLSearchParams from the URL specification (see MDN for details )
  • Fixed: Various security fixes

Download: Firefox 29.0.1 for Windows | 27.7 MB (Freeware)
Download: Classic Theme Restorer (Customize Australis)
Download: Firefox 29.0.1 for Linux | 34.6 MB
Download: Firefox 29.0.1 for MacOS | 56.1 MB
View: Firefox Website | Release Notes

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If you check the release notes on Firefox website, you'll notice that it has html tags in the text which got interpreted here in neowin article as html content.
That's why it is showing the blank text box and the color options, lol.

The only thing that's new in 29.0.1 are these 4 changes; everything else listed came in version 29.0.0

What's New


29.0.1 -pdf.js printing white page (1003707)

29.0.1 - Tabs not visible with dark themes under Windows 8.1 (907373)

29.0.1 - Session Restore failed with a corrupted sessionstore.js file (1001167)

29.0.1 - Seer disabled by default (1005958)

FlashForward said,
Still crap.

tomasse said,
Still great.

tomasse said,
Still king.

Still just a browser! ;)

I actually have the real Firefox installed on 1 computer. Other computers have Cyberfox. Never used to like Firefox at all but now it's not to bad, but again, just a browser.

a quick question... how long does Linux (Ubuntu) usually take before it's "Software Updater" option features this Firefox update?

ThaCrip said,
a quick question... how long does Linux (Ubuntu) usually take before it's "Software Updater" option features this Firefox update?

Normally one or two days.

ThaCrip said,
a quick question... how long does Linux (Ubuntu) usually take before it's "Software Updater" option features this Firefox update?

probably just as long as the mozilla team releases a tarball build of this release, the ubuntu team compiles it and distributes it in the software updater

usually linux gets that kind of stuff last, look at skype and opera for linux, most of the original developers will die before an update will be released

years ago, around 2008, i though linux was cool and i installed it and started preaching to people to install it as well, but i always had problems with linux, especially with the display driver and later with the LAN driver and so on... until one day it hit me... linux's support is so bad, its not even worth anyone's time, unless that one is a geek with lots of spare time, to fiddle with it and make it work, or eventually realize that there is no evident solution

and even if there are no hardware problems, the user will find out that Wine cant run every software, and each one would require specific settings, so they just might as well give up

A lot of people are hating on the new UI changes in Firefox 29 but personally I like it. Things need to change now and then and that is going to annoy some people. People hated the Classic to XP change. Then the XP to Vista change. Then the 7 to 8 change. The IE6 to 7 change then the changes to later versions of IE. The Office 2003 to 2007 changes (OMG RIBBON!) etc.

People just don't like change but change has to happen. If you really hate it then either change it back (using addons) or change to another browser. It is quite simple. I found the changes a little jarring too but I worked with them for a few weeks and now I am fine. There are a few things I still dislike so I have opened bugs for these (such as being able to move the refresh button to outside of the URL bar). Maybe they get fixed, maybe they don't. At the end of the day it isn't a huge problem to me just a tiny little thing. Firefox has improved amazingly over the past year with the accelerated releases and I still feel it is the best browser available.

Well put. Sure there are some annoyances which would be fixed in the coming releases, like the sidebar. But overall I LOVE the changes they made : D .... muCh muCh prettier then the old one.

The only thing I miss is the add-on bar as I used it for one extension (Yes Popups). Well, I don't miss the bar itself but without it I can't use YP as that's where it put its toggle button.

Thank god for the layout restore addon, I was not surprised in a good way, when I found out after the update, that there was no option to add the reset - refresh button where I had it before, also squared tabs are better IMO.

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