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Camino 1.5.5 Release Notes

Camino 1.5.5 is no longer the current release. Please download the latest stable release.

Changes since Camino 1.5

The following changes and improvements have been made since the Camino 1.5 release.

Camino 1.5.5 contains the following improvements over version 1.5.4:

  • Upgraded to version of the Mozilla Gecko rendering engine, which includes several critical security and stability fixes.
  • When quitting after closing all tabs, Camino will no longer crash.
  • Opening a .url file with “Open downloaded files” enabled will no longer cause Camino to attempt to download the file repeatedly.
  • Camino will no longer crash when using the Trash button in the Downloads window.
  • Pressing Tab in an editable table view now advances to the next control properly on Mac OS X 10.5.
  • Camino now sets the default home page properly on first launch.
  • When saving a web page as a PDF from the Print dialog, Camino suggests the page’s title as the filename.
  • Camino now hides the cursor when using the Page Up and Page Down keys.
  • Upgraded the “Block Flash animations” code to use Flashblock 1.5.5.
  • Improved ad-blocking.

Camino 1.5.4 contains the following improvements over version 1.5.3:

  • Upgraded to version of the Mozilla Gecko rendering engine, which includes several critical security and stability fixes.
  • Improved compatibility with some DHTML websites.
  • Camino can now set the default browser or feed reader in cases where no application had already been set as the default.
  • Sub-menus in the History menu now open more quickly and are capped at 50 items.
  • The Camino application icon now contains a 512x512 pixel version for better integration with Mac OS X 10.5.
  • On Mac OS X 10.5, the first tooltip displayed on a page now appears properly.
  • The status bar now takes on the dark grey, rounded appearance on Mac OS X 10.5.
  • Camino will now purge expired site icons from the site icon cache when quitting.
  • Improved ad-blocking.

Camino 1.5.3 contains the following improvements over version 1.5.2:

  • Upgraded to version of the Mozilla Gecko rendering engine to fix serious web compatibility problems introduced in version of Gecko.

Camino 1.5.2 contains the following improvements over version 1.5.1:

  • Upgraded to version of the Mozilla Gecko rendering engine, which includes several critical security and stability fixes.
  • Large download lists and corrupt site icons will no longer cause Camino to stop loading pages or opening windows.
  • When viewing the source of a frame, Camino now uses cached data instead of requesting the frame again.
  • When JavaScript code wants to focus a minimized window, Camino now properly restores the window from the Dock.
  • Pages which perform actions when the tab or window is closed now function properly.
  • Camino no longer adds site icons for local files to the site icon cache.
  • Upgraded the “Block flash animations” code to use Flashblock
  • Upgraded the bundled Java Embedding Plugin to version
  • Improved ad-blocking.

Camino 1.5.1 contains the following improvements over version 1.5:

  • Upgraded to version of the Mozilla Gecko rendering engine, which includes several critical security and stability fixes.
  • When changing Chinese, Japanese, or Korean font preferences, using the “Advanced” sheet will now set the font correctly.
  • Camino will no longer crash when right-clicking in certain web page menus.
  • Alerts and prompts that appear while Camino is hidden will now display properly when Camino is made visible again.
  • Spelling items in contextual menus will be displayed in the correct language in localized versions of Camino.
  • Camino will no longer auto-fill passwords in disabled form fields.
  • Improved ad-blocking.

About Camino 1.5

Camino 1.5 brings you a heavily updated version of the only native Mac OS X browser using Mozilla’s Gecko rendering engine. This release displays web pages with Gecko 1.8.1, the same rendering engine used by the popular Firefox 2 web browser. Gecko 1.8.1 includes thousands of bug fixes over the version used by Camino 1.0, providing users even better web page compatibility.

The features listed below are just some of the many changes in Camino 1.5.

Due to changes in the feature set, Camino 1.5 no longer supports Mac OS X 10.2. We advise users still running Mac OS X 10.2 to download Camino 1.0.6 (release notes).

Features in Camino 1.5

The following are the major changes and improvements made since the Camino 1.0 release. A full list of features and fixes is also available.


Spell-checking using the Mac OS X spelling dictionaries is now enabled in web page text fields.

Feed detection

When a web page offers an Atom or RSS feed, Camino will display an icon in the location bar, and clicking the icon will pass the feed to the system’s default feed reading application.

Session restore

Camino can remember which pages were open when quitting and restore them the next time it opens.

After a browsing session has terminated unexpectedly, Camino will offer to restore the pages which were open previously.

Improved tabbed browsing

Single-window mode: There is a new option to force links that would open new windows to open in new tabs instead.

Tab jumpback: Camino now supports returning to the original tab after viewing a page in a new tab.

Keychain compatibility

Camino can now share Keychain entries with Safari.

Keychain entries saved by Camino are now saved in a way that allows other applications to read them.

Pop-up blocking

The pop-up blocking notification is now more visible.

The new pop-up notification offers more powerful controls for managing pop-ups.

Enhanced plug-in control

Camino 1.5 includes the ability to disable all plug-ins.

Flashblock: The new “Block Flash animations” option prevents Flash from starting until the user clicks the play icon.

Window zooming

The Zoom command now resizes the window to fit the current page‘s content instead of making the window full-screen.


A new optional toolbar icon in the Downloads window allows users to move downloaded files to the Trash.

Items in the Downloads window can now be automatically removed upon completion or when quitting Camino.


The search field in the toolbar is now resizable.

The context menu for selected text in web pages now includes a “Search” item.

Cookie management

Camino now includes an option to accept cookies only for the current session.

User interface polish

Camino 1.5 includes a major reorganization of menus and keyboard shortcuts. The preference panes have been redesigned.

Web content

Camino now uses version 1.8.1 of Mozilla’s Gecko rendering engine, which contains thousands of bug fixes and support for new technologies like JavaScript 1.7.

Known Issues

For information about other issues or problems, please visit our Help page.

  • Some users have experienced a situation where pages would appear not to load after clicking on a link. In this case, resizing the browser window may allow the page to display properly.
  • Microsoft’s Windows Media Player (WMP) plugin causes major rendering issues in Camino. Since Microsoft has discontinued WMP on Mac OS X, Camino no longer supports the use of the WMP plugin; instead, all users should download the free Flip4Mac (F4M) plugin, version 2.2 or higher, from Version 2.2 causes major rendering issues in Camino; the Flip4Mac team will fix this problem in a future release of the plug-in.
  • Camino erroneously claims that the default Japanese and Traditional Chinese fonts are “missing” when they are actually installed; this is due to a mismatch between Carbon and Cocoa font names. Changing these fonts using the Camino user interface will result in incorrect fonts being chosen and will cause some characters to fail to display. Users should either keep the default fonts or change the font preferences using the “Advanced...” sheet instead.


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Release Date

February 7, 2008

Available Languages

  • Czech
  • Dutch
  • English (British)
  • English (US)
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Norwegian (Bokmål)
  • Polish
  • Portuguese (Brazillian)
  • Russian
  • Slovak
  • Spanish (Castellano)
  • Swedish