De ontwikkelaars van Mozilla hebben in de vorm van versie 3.0.1 de eerste update van Firefox 3 online gezet. Firefox 3.0.1 kan vanaf deze pagina voor Linux, Mac OS X en Windows gedownload worden. De nieuwe 3-serie van Firefox maakt gebruik van Gecko 1.9 om webpagina's te renderen en is verder voorzien van een 'smart location bar' en een aantal features die de beveiliging van de browser en de veiligheid van de gebruiker beter moeten bewaren. Daarnaast is Firefox 3 uitgerust met de gebruikelijke mogelijkheden om het browsen aangenamer te maken, waaronder tabbed browsing, een ingebouwde popupblokker en het uitbreiden van de functionaliteit door middel van add-ons. Het changelog van Firefox 3.0.1 ziet er als volgt uit:
Firefox 3.0.1 fixed several issues found in Firefox 3.
- Fixed several security issues.
- Fixed several stability issues.
- Fixed an issue where the phishing and malware database did not update on first launch.
- Under certain circumstances, Firefox 3.0 did not properly save the SSL certificate exceptions list.
- Updated the internal Public Suffix list.
- In certain cases, installing Firefox 2 in the same directory in which Firefox 3 has been installed resulted in Firefox 2 being unstable. This issue was fixed as part of Firefox 18.104.22.168.
- Fixed an issue where, when printing a selected region of content from the middle of a page, some of the output was missing (bug 433373).
- Fixed a Linux issues where, for users on a PPP connection (dialup or DSL) Firefox always started in "Offline" mode (bug 424626).
- If Flash content is active when Firefox crashes, the Crash Reporter may not activate (bug 422308)
- Deleting an entry from the history sidebar, then invoking the Clear Private Data tool can result Firefox crashing (bug 426275)
- The IME input tool used to enter Japanese, Korean, Chinese and Indic characters is covered by the "Add Bookmark" panel. Users can use IME for input in the Library window by selecting "Organize Bookmarks..." from the Bookmarks menu (bug 433340)
- Some add-ons that depend on deprecated code may not install properly (see bug 406807)
- Privacy > History > Remember visited pages to "0" has no effect (bug 366075)
- Some users who have customized toolbars may need to reset them if they are missing the Back and Forward buttons (bug 426026)
- Some Web pages (such as mlb.com) do not properly detect if Silverlight is installed and will not function properly (bug 432371). This issue is fixed by the Silverlight 2.0 beta.
- The DOM Inspector has been removed and is now available as an add-on.
- Support for Cross-Site XmlHttpRequest has been removed until the specification becomes more stable and the security model is improved (bug 424923)
- After dismissing the "Do you want Firefox to remember this password" prompt, it is sometimes not possible to focus form fields unless you reload the page (bug 433942)
- The new Location Bar, Add Bookmark dialog, and Download Manager information popup behave inconsistently with Window-Eyes (bug 393398)
Mac OS X
- A Windows Media Player (WMP) plugin is not provided with Windows Vista and some other versions of Windows. To view Windows Media content, you must install this plugin by following these instructions. After installing you may need to check for Windows Updates before the plugin will show content properly.
- Users who have older installations of Google Desktop Search may experience crashes on startup; reinstalling Google Desktop Search fixes the problem (bug 401513)
Linux and Unix
- Japanese, Korean, Chinese and Indic characters can not be entered (using IME) into text fields in Flash objects (bug 357670)
- If you are using IPv6 from a network location that doesn't support IPv6 routing your DNS lookups may be very slow. Set network.dns.disableIPv6 to true as a workaround (bug 417689)
- Items in the "File" menu show as inactive after using the "Print" item from that menu - switching to a new tab restores them (bug 425844)
- At this time, Firefox 3 cannot be used when the user profile is stored on an AFP directory (bug 417037)
- Users running Ubuntu 7.10 may need to update their certificate databases in order to submit crash reports (bug 407748 for instructions)
- The mouse button assignments for Back and Forward have changed, users may need to reconfigure their pointing devices (bug 420294)
- Incompatibilities between NVIDIA drivers and some versions of the X server cause scaled images to render incorrectly (bug 411831)
- The Orca screen reading software does not read some text, such as the save password notification, site identity information, or the default prompt text in search fields - these are known problems with Orca (see Gnome bug 533109 and 533125)