What's New in SeaMonkey 2.7.2

This document outlines a few of the new features implemented in SeaMonkey 2.7.2, important bugfixes and any new problems. Please note that these changes are relative to SeaMonkey 2.6.

New Features and Fixes

Major Changes
  • Add-ons are compatible by default now, provided they are declared compatible with SeaMonkey version 2.1 or better (bug 702792).
Fixes in 2.7.2
Fixes in 2.7.1
  • Java applets sometimes caused text input to become unresponsive (bug 718939).
Fixes in Beta 5
  • The Composer Plaintext Editor context menu had been broken (bug 717111).
  • The Install Add-on in-content UI appeared unthemed with Modern (bug 700162).
Fixes in Beta 4
  • Under certain conditions, entire newsgroups were marked as unread and authentication data (user name and password) was lost (bug 695309).
  • A wrong "From" could be shown in the message list when an email address contained Unicode (bug 669925).
  • The Recently Closed Tabs/Windows menu items in the Go menu were no longer getting disabled when the sub menus were empty (bug 702297).
Fixes in Beta 3
  • Certain address book alerts did not appear (bug 713671).
Fixes in Beta 2
  • Crash fixes and other minor platform changes
Fixes in Beta 1
  • HTML5 videos now feature Show Statistics and Save Snapshot As in their context menus (bug 697124).
  • Add-ons that are installed into the shared user and shared system areas now get disabled by default. If you schedule a new add-on for installation by copying it to the profile's extensions folder, a new in-content UI appears now (bug 696598).
  • Sync dialogs should now persist their position (bug 695523).
  • Sync dialogs look more similar now (bug 684537).
  • The MailNews Advanced Search dialog now supports keys for marking as read, flagged or tagged (bug 693210).
  • Internet searches started from the context menu now open in a new tab (as opposed to a new window) by default (bug 693080).
  • The Add-ons Manager and Data Manager now open according to Link Behavior preferences (i.e. in a window if the user chose so) (bug 665678).
  • The default theme supports small icons for the Address Book toolbar now (bug 576402).
  • Custom news message filters support "doesn't contain" and "isn't" now (bug 618624).

See Firefox 10.0 Bug Fixes for a list of bugs that have been fixed for the corresponding Firefox release, and Thunderbird 10.0 Release Notes for Thunderbird (major changes only).

New Issues