What's New in SeaMonkey 2.17

This document outlines a few of the new features implemented in SeaMonkey 2.17, important bugfixes and any new problems. Please note that these changes are relative to SeaMonkey 2.16.

New Features and Fixes

Major Changes
  • None.
Fixes in 2.17.1
  • UNC path handling issues were fixed on Windows (bug 846848).
  • SPNEGO/MS KRB5 had stopped working; NTLM SSP was tried instead (bug 857291).
  • Click-to-play no longer respected per-site permissions (bug 854867).
Fixes in Beta 4 / Final
  • More security fixes.
Fixes in Beta 3
  • Removed experimental support for HTML5 'dir' value 'auto' (bug 850069).
  • Page Info was broken when a broken image existed on the page (bug 850072).
Fixes in Beta 2
  • Plugins such as Flash did not show in certain cases (bug 833823) and showed incorrect information in the Add-ons Manager if updated while SeaMonkey was running (bug 554780).
Features in Beta 1
  • Sending emails with IDN-based email addresses is now possible (Bug 127399).
  • Clear Private Data now clears search bar and find bar data (Bug 815127).
  • SSL-related warning prompts have been replaced by notifications (Bug 817441).
Fixes in Beta 1
  • SeaMonkey now registers itself for SVG files and playable media types on Mac OS X (bug 806236).
  • The IMAP LIST command is now called before calling the LSUB command in order to get mailbox flags correctly (bug 799821).
  • Disabling of elements in the Account Manager for which the corresponding pref was locked has been fixed (bug 807101).
  • The IMAP account option "Synchronize the most recent" was not saving correctly in the Account Manager (bug 804091).
  • POP3/IMAP/News/LDAP server names in the Account Manager are now validated (bug 327812).
  • The styling of "toaster" alert windows has been adjusted for the Modern theme (bug 818017).
  • URLs known to be UTF-8 are now identified to make pressing Enter on the location bar work correctly (bug 801287).
  • Hovering the search option with the mouse while pressing Enter on the location bar no longer triggers a search (bug 690745).
  • Pre-filling of the default whitelist for popup permissions has been fixed (bug 822441).
  • Right-clicking form buttons or select elements shows a context menu again (bug 822581).
  • Horizontal mouse wheel settings have been restored in Preferences (bug 819652).
  • Junk and Delete buttons were missing description texts in the customize menu (bug 768010).
  • When deferring an account, its junk target folders and those pointing to it are now automatically deferred, too (bug 734034).
  • Message signatures were misplaced when the compose window was invoked by a mailto: link with body parameter and signature position set to "above quote" (bug 545859).
  • Right-clicking an empty part of the tab bar now opens a context menu again (bug 669207).
  • The "Get more search engines" link is working again (bug 696716).

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