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Camino 0.8.3 Release Notes

Camino 0.8.3 is no longer the most recent release. Please download the latest stable release.

This release was mainly a security update. The following changes have been made since the Camino 0.8.2 release.

Changes in 0.8.3

  • Location bar shows secure status of page so it’s more obvious.
  • Added support for HTML <OPTGROUP> tag in select widget drop-down menu.
  • Passwords are now filled in framesets.
  • Use the Mac OS X Language setting as the primary language for requesting web pages (accept-language HTTP header)
  • Fixed issue on Google Maps where the scroll direction was reversed when dragging the mouse
  • Fixed issue where no window would open if home page preference was blank
  • Fixed crash when quitting while downloading
  • Fixed crash when displaying Download preference tab if no download location was present in Internet settings
  • Fixed issue where sometimes the url of a frame would replace the url in the location bar.
  • Upgraded to the Mozilla 1.7.6 Gecko engine

Changes in 0.8.2

  • Folders in the Bookmark Menu and on the Bookmark Bar have an "Open in Tabs" item to open the contents of the folder in new tabs
  • Command-up/down arrow scrolls to the top/bottom of webpage (as in Safari)
  • Fixed crash on webpages using :hover and :overflow and scrolling
  • Correctly recognizes the new bookmark location for Firefox 1.0
  • Import bookmark separators from Netscape/Mozilla/Firefox
  • Fixed issues with bookmark importing that could cause crashes or Camino to become unresponsive
  • Fixed folders nesting incorrectly when importing Netscape/Mozilla/Firefox bookmarks
  • Fixed an issue where no window would open if your homepage was blank
  • Fixed the inconsistent ordering when folders are added to other bookmark folder
  • Bookmark manager correctly updates when dragging folders to a new container
  • Download manager now correctly reflects the file name on save when the user changes it
  • Fixed an issue where selecting an item from a folder in the Bookmark Bar would open all items in that folder as tabs
  • No longer attempt to load separators when opening a bookmark folder as tabs.
  • Several fixes to improve localization

Changes in 0.8.1

  • Fix for four possible security vulnerabilities in Gecko
  • Upgrade to Mozilla 1.7.2 Gecko engine
  • Disable prebinding on Mac OS X 10.3.x which would cause substantial hard drive activity at startup
  • Several fixes to improve localization

Major Changes in 0.8

  • A new look and icon set
  • Upgraded Gecko HTML rendering engine to 1.7 final from 1.0, yielding performance and web page rendering enhancements, as well as a large number of bug-fixes
  • A more-compact download manager UI
  • Entirely rewritten bookmark system, capable of importing Safari, IE, and Mozilla bookmarks, with Bonjour (Rendezvous) and Address Book integration and multi-level undo support
  • "Top Ten" bookmark collection, based on your ten most-visited sites
  • Searchable bookmarks
  • Google Search field in toolbar
  • Ability to manage individual cookies, sorting and editing cookie allow/deny lists
  • Ability to unblock popups on a per-site basis (popup white-listing)
  • User profile migrated to ~/Library/Application Support/Camino
  • Incremental, type-ahead find in the content area
  • Automatic size-to-fit for image images larger than the viewable content area
  • Hundreds of smaller improvements and bug-fixes to the user interface

Changes since the 0.8beta release

  • Click-hold session history menus on the Back and Forward buttons
  • XSLT support
  • Startup speed improvements with a large bookmark set
  • Security fixes for Mac OS X protocol exploit
  • Tabbing from URL field to Google Search field works correctly
  • Improved bookmark importing
  • "View Frame Source" correctly displays the frame’s html instead of that of the frame set
  • New keyboard shortcuts for switching tabs that work better with non-US keyboards
  • More bugfixes and general enhancements to the UI and Gecko rendering engine

User Interface

  • If you’ve customized your toolbar, the Google search field might not show up automatically. Use "View:Customize Toolbar" to add it.
  • The list of search engines can be easily customized, see "Help:Customizing Search Engines"
  • The bookmark sidebar has been replaced by an in-window bookmark organizer, allowing many more features and better management
  • Site "favicons" (small images specified by the web page that display in the bookmarks bar and menu) are removed when Camino crashes because Gecko invalidates the disk cache.
  • Activate type-ahead find by typing a "/" when the content area has focus. As you type, the nearest text matching the current find string will be highlighted. To find the next occurrence, use "Edit:Find again". To cancel type-ahead find, press Escape.

Migrating from Camino 0.7

  • The user profile has moved to ~/Library/Application Support/Camino and no longer contains a nested "salted" (xxxxx.slt) profile directory.
  • The profile will be migrated at first run and the original profile will not be touched. The disk cache will not be copied, but cookies and bookmarks will.
  • By default, the dock menu shows the contents of the "Top Ten" bookmark container and will appear empty when upgrading from 0.7 (which did not have this container). Visiting web pages will populate the container and the menu.
  • If you have problems migrating your profile, please contact us at

Java Issues

  • If you are running Mac OS X 10.1.5, you need to download the MRJPlugin to run java applets.
  • Typing and dragging in Java applets does not work correctly.

Known 10.3-only issues

  • A bug in 10.3 causes text in IFRAMEs to "float" as the window is resized and not repaint correctly when scrolled. This has been fixed in 10.3.4.
  • A bug in 10.3 can cause multiple bookmarks to appear on the Bookmark Bar or Desktop when dragged from Camino. No ETA from Apple on a fix.
  • A bug in 10.3's built-in pre-binding script requires Camino to run its own at startup. The first time you run Camino, it may take several minutes to complete depending on the speed of your machine as it works in the background. You will notice a high amount of disk activity while it is pre-binding. The end result will be much improved startup times for every subsequent launch.

Known issues

  • Images on some webpages (such as the rating stars on render incorrectly when your display is set to thousands of colors. The workaround is to set your display to millions of colors (bug 239701).
  • Shockwave Director content displays at the wrong location in the window, if hardware rendering is enabled.
  • The Windows Media Player plugin is not compatible with Camino.
  • If you try to open Camino AppleScript dictionary, say from Script Editor, you’ll get an error. To work around this, open the application package, and remove the “Localized.rsrc” file in Contents/Resources/English.lproj. This will, however, prevent Shockwave Director content from loading so we recommend you do this on a copy of the application.
  • While the worst issues from 0.7 have been resolved, some issues remain when typing in non-Roman languages


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Release Date

March 31, 2005

Available Languages

  • Chinese (Simplified)
  • Chinese (Traditional)
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English (US)
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Lithuanian
  • Norwegian (Bokmål)
  • Norwegian (Nynorsk)
  • Portuguese (PT)
  • Swedish