What's New in SeaMonkey 2.15

This document outlines a few of the new features implemented in SeaMonkey 2.15, important bugfixes and any new problems. Please note that these changes are relative to SeaMonkey 2.14.

New Features and Fixes

Major Changes
  • SeaMonkey can set the desktop wallpaper and be set as default client/browser on Mac now (bug 433254).
  • SeaMonkey can be set as default client/browser on Linux now (bug 783908).
Fixes in 2.15.2
  • Applications could not be removed from the "Application details" dialog under Preferences, Helper Applications (bug 826771).
  • View / Message Body As could show menu items out of context (bug 831348).
Fixes in 2.15.1
  • Problems involving HTTP proxy transactions have been fixed (bug list).
  • The Unity player crashed on Mac OS X (bug 828954).
Fixes in Beta 6 / Final
  • Draft messages saved in offline mode could disappear (bug 805626).
  • The presence of the X-GM-EXT-1 capability is now used to identify the Gmail IMAP server (bug 798663).
  • Messages could get corrupted after running filters (bug 815012).
Fixes in Beta 5
  • Adding a failed favicon produced an error (bug 792735).
Fixes in Beta 4
  • The IMAP account option "Synchronize the most recent" was not saving correctly (bug 804091).
  • Click-to-play was broken on various websites like cnn.com or latimes.com (bug 813963).
Fixes in Beta 3
  • Add-ons can now overlay the plugin preview for specific MIME types (bug 812898).
Fixes in Beta 2
  • Not detecting feed when type has leading and/or trailing whitespace (bug 484379).
  • The Select Addresses dialog came up blank if opened from a Compose window with a single To/Cc/Bcc field filled in (bug 814770).
  • A change to the User Agent string has been reverted since it caused some website incompatibilities (bug 816749).
  • Information failed to show on the message header pane under certain circumstances (bug 803322).
  • The display quality of fonts could be perceived as bad when Cleartype was turned off on Windows (bug 814101).
  • The permissions database was not read completely if it included an invalid entry (bug 814554).
  • @supports has been disabled for now (bug 814310).
Features in Beta 1
  • None.
Fixes in Beta 1
  • Information failed to show on the message header pane under certain circumstances (bug 803322).
  • On the Junk Settings pane of Account Settings, UI elements now get disabled based on the controlling radio selector and checkbox (bug 725488).
  • Copied bookmarks erroneously inherited annotations (special folder flags) (bug 755758).
  • Initial send in background support has been added (pref mailnews.sendInBackground is off by default) (bug 789865).
  • A Global Addressing Preferences button has been added to the Composition & Addressing pane of Account Settings (bug 788429).
  • In Account Settings / Server Settings, Server and User Name now expand with the window (bug 545194).
  • The input box in the News "Download headers" dialog allowed entering non-numeric characters (bug 795097).
  • Custom font selections on the Mail & Newsgroups Composition pref pane failed to show properly (bug 529418).
  • Other Languages has been renamed to Unicode on the Fonts pref pane (bug 789724).
  • A Global Junk Preferences button has been added to the Junk Settings pane of Account Settings (bug 551827).
  • An identity can now be set as the default in the identity list editor of Account Settings (bug 314806).
  • Trying to use invalid file system folders as the Local Directory for mail storage now triggers a warning (bug 577775).
  • The Enter key adds a new criteria line in the filter editor now (Ctrl+Enter accepts the dialog) (bug 49474).
  • Feeds had issues with folder names containing a percent sign (bug 787729).
  • The dom.identity.enabled pref was missing from about:config (bug 787873).
  • Add-ons were not listed when resetting Sync (bug 787802).

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