Firefox 30 Stable Released, How to Upgrade in Ubuntu

June 10, 2014

Firefox 30

Mozilla Firefox 30.0 was finally released just a few minutes ago on June 10, 2014. The new release features GStreamer 1.0 support, Mac OS X command-E sets find term to selected text, and Sidebars button in browser chrome enables faster access to social, bookmark, & history sidebars.

More changes in Firefox 30:

  • Disallow calling WebIDL constructors as functions on the web
  • With the exception of those bundled inside an extension or ones that are whitelisted, plugins will no longer be activated by default.
  • Fixes to box-shadow and other visual overflow
  • Mute and volume available per window when using WebAudio
  • background-blend-mode enabled by default
  • Use of line-height allowed forĀ <input type=”reset|button|submit”>
  • ES6 array and generator comprehensions implemented
  • Error stack now contains column number
  • Support for alpha option in canvas context options
  • Ignore autocomplete=”off” when offering to save passwords via the password manager
  • TypedArrays don’t support new named properties

For more details, see the official release note.

Upgrade to Firefox 30 in Ubuntu:

Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, will make the Firefox 30 into updates/security repositories very soon, available for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 13.10 and Ubuntu 12.04.

Just run software updater from Unity Dash:

software updater in ubuntu

Firefox 30 will be in the list once it’s available:

Firefox in software updater

Can’t wait? Download the source or portable version at

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