What's New in SeaMonkey 2.10

This document outlines a few of the new features implemented in SeaMonkey 2.10, important bugfixes and any new problems. Please note that these changes are relative to SeaMonkey 2.9.

New Features and Fixes

Major Changes
  • The new minimum supported Windows version is now XP SP2 (bug 723316), Windows 2000 support has been dropped (bug 730211).
Fixes in 2.10.1
  • Flash 11.3 sometimes caused a crash on quit on Windows (bug 747683).
  • A fatal XPCOMGlueLoad error could be experienced on Linux during startup (bug 762621).
  • Saving a local message as .txt or .html could fail on Windows (bug 763319).
  • Move Bookmarks (Bookmark Manager Edit menu) did not work anymore (bug 762824).
  • Livemarks (feed bookmark folders) did not update anymore (bug 730837).
Fixes in Beta 3 / Final
  • Drag&Drop of (e.g.) tabs to bookmarks had stopped working (bug 754405).
Fixes in Beta 2
  • Copy Image copies the location again (bug 752505).
  • The favicon of the previous page could have been displayed on a tab when using the back button (bug 749893).
  • Switching profiles did not prompt to save the session (bug 658280).
  • Mail composed by user (Drafts, Templates, Sent, Outbox folders) could be marked as scam (bug 756821).
  • Automatic compaction of folders could stop working due to miscalculation of expunged bytes (bug 725810).
Features in Beta 1
  • Internet Explorer's semicolons are mapped to commas now in the proxies list (bug 448482).
  • The amount of tabs to be restored concurrently can be configured in Preferences now (bug 648683).
  • The MailNews account wizard has been restructured and uses incoming/outgoing pages instead of server/login pages now (bug 71008).
  • The MailNews reply header type can now be selected in Preferences (bug 694514).
  • The domain name is highlighted in the location bar by default now (bug 689139), configurable in Preferences (bug 732816).
  • Links in View Source have Copy Link Location in their context menu now (bug 469434).
  • Support for MAPI ResolveName was added (bug 244222).
  • Certain global mailnews.* preferences are synced automatically now (bug 720735).
  • News username and password auth dialogs have been combined and show for which server the prompt is now (bug 201750).
  • The Linux/Unix wrapper shell script has been removed (bug 722262).
  • Column sort was added to the Page Info dialog (bug 76170).
Fixes in Beta 1
  • The Master Password must be entered now before a password can be copied from the Data Manager (bug 667327).
  • Feeds stability has been improved (prevented restarts, better biff performance) (bug 738726).
  • The Download Now link was missing for partially downloaded POP3 messages (bug 736782).
  • The Print icon in the Composer toolbar could not be added/removed (bug 747765).
  • Signature switching in plaintext compose windows has been fixed (bug 735380).
  • The "Search subfolders" option is now disabled if no subfolders exist (bug 59049).
  • Saving new messages as file was impossible when the subject was empty (bug 718480).
  • New Groups subscribe uses NEWGROUPS instead of LIST now (bug 727818).
  • Waiting to enter the password for a POP3 account could result in the application hanging (bug 589759).
  • Whitespace on feed or feeditem titles could lead to multiple folders of the same name (bug 547543).
  • Expiration of news articles was broken (bug 727951).
  • Saving a message in a local folder as .eml removed a starting dot from all lines and ignored lines that only contained a single dot (bug 339595).
  • Forwarding of feed articles sometimes did not include the full text but the URL only (bug 714570).
  • The "Delete from server" filter option has been removed for non-POP3 accounts (bug 730236).
  • The displayed in-use size on the Cache Preferences panel is now reset when the cache is cleared (bug 720063).
  • Subjects in message/rfc822 mails (used as attachment file names) are decoded now (bug 717429).
  • Account Settings copied "Reply-To Address" between accounts when selected (bug 530142).
  • "Check for new messages every x minutes" cannot be set to 0 with the corresponding checkbox enabled anymore (bug 532391).
  • The Site Navigation Bar associates link rel='start' with "first" instead of "top" now (bug 201979).
  • A crash could happen while writing a virtual folders save file (bug 650831).
  • Base64-encoded .eml files in attachments could not be opened or saved (bug 580017).
  • The Bcc field in Account Settings Copies & Folders is initialized to the current address now (bug 208628).
  • Account Settings allowed setting the local directory of multiple accounts to the same physical directory and thus cause a crash when checking IMAP mail or regenerating msf files (bug 218439).
  • Replying to .eml or message/rfc822 mails could lead to problems with a MIME-encoded subject (bug 314351).
  • Browser windows appeared as just "SeaMonkey" in the DOM Inspector under Inspect Chrome Document (bug 710978).
  • News username and password are no longer forgotten upon authentication failure (bug 437930).
  • The feed subscriptions dialog has been improved (bug 716706, bug 731702 and bug 550800).
  • Multiple (Master) password prompts could happen on startup when using news authentication (bug 560793).
  • When sending of a message was aborted, temporary files could be left behind after quitting (bug 235432).
  • Getting MailNews feed messages has been improved (bug 711173).
  • Invalid Junk settings could be left behind when the target folder belonged to a deleted account (bug 472959).
  • The Page Info Security tab did not show cookies for sites with IP:8080 addresses (bug 724222).
  • All columns in Page Info tabs could be hidden (bug 168908).

See Firefox 13.0.1 Bug Fixes for a list of bugs that have been fixed for the corresponding Firefox release, and Thunderbird 13.0.1 Bug Fixes for Thunderbird.

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