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Electron 11.0.2 2020-11-19T21:53:51Z ()

Release Notes for v11.0.2

Fixes

  • Fixed LC_ALL environment variable getting changed in Electron. #26551 (Also in 9, 10)
  • Fixed an issue where some buttons were un-clickable in some BrowserViews with draggable regions enabled. #26528
  • Fixed detection of launch on login items
    • Fixed detection of enabled state set by TaskManager. #26538
  • Stopped using private API CTFontDescriptorIsSystemUIFont in MAS build. #26574

Other Changes

  • Updated Chromium to 87.0.4280.67. #26565

Unknown

  • Re-enable Rosetta on Apple Silicon devices. #26570 (Also in 7.3, 8, 9, 10)

Electron 11.0.1 2020-11-17T14:10:51Z ()

Release Notes for v11.0.1

Fixes

  • Fixed an Uncaught TypeError when opening DevTools. #26514
  • Removed private API usage that was blocking Mac App Store releases. #26513

Electron 11.0.0 2020-11-16T22:38:24Z ()

Release Notes for v11.0.0

Stack Upgrades

Breaking Changes

  • Removed experimental APIs: BrowserView.{destroy, fromId, fromWebContents, getAllViews} and the id property of BrowserView. #23578

Features

Additions
  • Added new experimental apple silicon (darwin arm64) builds. #24545
  • Added new app.runningUnderRosettaTranslation property to detect when running under rosetta on Apple silicon. #26492
  • Added V8 crash message and location information to crashReport parameters. #24771 (Also in 10)
  • Added a small console hint to console to help debug renderer crashes. #25474 (Also in 9, 10)
  • Added new system-context-menu event to allow preventing and overriding the system context menu. #25835
  • Added webContents.forcefullyCrashRenderer() to forcefully terminate a renderer process to assist with recovering a hung renderer. #25756
  • Added app.getApplicationInfoForProtocol() API that returns detailed information about the app that handles a certain protocol. #24112
  • Added name to app.getAppMetrics() output. #24359
  • Added utility-process-gone event to app. #24367
  • Added visualEffectState option to BrowserWindows to allow customization of vibrancy effect state on macOS. #25083
  • Added app.createThumbnailFromPath() API that returns a preview image of a file given its file path and a maximum thumbnail size. #24802
  • Added back a previously broken visibleOnFullScreen option for setVisibleOnAllWorkspaces. #24956
  • Added desktopCapturer.getMediaSourceIdForWebContents(), can be used with getUserMedia to get a stream for a WebContent. #22701
  • Added did-become-active event on Mac for observing any application activation. #23872
  • Added new worldSafeExecuteJavaScript webPreference to ensure that the return values from webFrame.executeJavaScript are world safe when context isolation is enabled. #24114 (Also in 9, 10)
  • Added optional parameter to specify monospaced font types for macOS tray titles. #25059
  • Added support for suspend and resume events to Windows. #24251 (Also in 8, 9, 10)
  • Added support for suspend and resume events to macOS. #24254 (Also in 8, 9, 10)
  • Added the currencyCode field that Apple's StoreKit in-app-purchasing library provides but has not been added to the Product object that inAppPurchase.getProducts returns. #25058
  • Added 'resized' (Windows/macOS) and 'moved' (Windows) events to BrowserWindow. #26454
Improvements
  • Improved the performance of sending JS primitives over the context bridge. #24531 (Also in 9, 10)
  • Improved the performance of sending wide objects over the context bridge. #24671
  • Improved the default REPL experience when running Electron with the --interactive flag. #24204
  • Improved performance of takeHeapSnapshot(). #26230
  • Changed app.getLoginItemSettings() and app.setLoginItemSettings() API to factor in startup approval keys when determining whether an application is able to launch on login. #24494
  • Expose sessionId associated with a target from debugger module. #24170 (Also in 8, 9, 10)
  • Implemented systemPreferences.getMediaAccessStatus() on Windows. #24275 (Also in 8, 9, 10)
  • V8CacheOptions is a new webpreference option to enforce code caching policy. #23842 (Also in 8, 9, 10)
  • When the disabled-by-default-v8.cpu_profiler tracing category is enabled, cpu samples will now be collected from the main process as well as the renderer. #24819
Removed/Deprecated
  • Removed experimental APIs: BrowserView.{destroy, fromId, fromWebContents, getAllViews} and the id property of BrowserView. #23578

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where pageRanges was not properly honored when printing. #25600 (Also in 10)
  • Fixed an issue whereby a corrupted async_hooks stack would crash the renderer when throwing some errors in the renderer process. #26424
  • Fixed draggable regions stops working when devtools is opened on macOS. #26395
  • Fixed window.open not accepting size values with "px" at the end. #26334 (Also in 10)
  • Fixed an issue where draggable regions were not properly updated on BrowserViews when a containing BrowserWindow was resized. #26320 (Also in 9, 10)
  • Fixed an issue where Hover Text on macOS Catalina did not work without VoiceOver also being enabled. #26246 (Also in 9, 10)
  • Fixed an issue where draggable regions did not work exclusively on BrowserViews. #26259 (Also in 9, 10)
  • Fixed debug.log files being created under working directory on windows. #26250
  • Fixed a rare crash on Windows that could occur when emitting certain powerMonitor events. #26181 (Also in 10)
  • Fixed an issue where packages could not be selected with <input file="type"> on macOS. #26217
  • Fixed calling app.commandLine.appendSwitch('lang') not changing app's locale. #26226 (Also in 9, 10)
  • Fixed a crash in printing on Windows. #26062 (Also in 9, 10)
  • Fixed an issue where WASM code generation erroneously showed as being disallowed by embedder when contextIsolation was enabled. #25829 (Also in 10)
  • Fixed an issue where frameless windows showed window controls after being in simple fullscreen mode on macOS. #26127 (Also in 9, 10)
  • Fixed issue where setting the spellchecker languages to an empty array would permanently disable the spellchecker till the end of time. #26129
  • Fixed memory leak on macOS when using dialog.showMessageBox API. #26099 (Also in 8, 9, 10)
  • Backported fix for https://crbug.com/1115267. #26036
  • Fixed issue where clicking notifications would no longer dismiss them as expected. #26131 (Also in 8, 9)
  • Fixed NativeImage.getScaleFactors() always returning the same value. #25903 (Also in 9, 10)
  • Fixed an issue where Windows notifications with timeoutType of 'never' did not work properly. #25902 (Also in 9, 10)
  • Fixed an issue where some Node.js module API calls hung in the renderer process after reloads when render process reuse was enabled. #25922 (Also in 9, 10)
  • Fixed bug that meant require.resolve paths option was ignored. #25945 (Also in 10)
  • Fixed NativeImage.crop().toBitmap() returning incorrect data. #25774 (Also in 10)
  • Fixed window.open called from child window. #25816
  • Suppressed a spurious warning about executeJavaScript being called without worldSafeExecuteJavaScript being enabled in apps that do not call executeJavaScript. #25828 (Also in 10)
  • Fix: gdi printing in silent printing mode. #25744 (Also in 10)
  • Fixed crash when application launched from UNUserNotificationCenter notification (via a native node module). #25738 (Also in 9, 10)
  • Fixed resource leak in worker threads. #25661 (Also in 9, 10)
  • Added missing module delay loads on windows to reduce per process reference set impact. #25436 (Also in 9, 10)
  • Excess menu item separators are now only removed after item re-ordering is done to avoid accidental removal of needed separators. #25599
  • Fixed CORS not being disabled by webSecurity: false. #25504 (Also in 9, 10)
  • Fixed ready-to-show event not emitted on some machines. #25471 (Also in 10)
  • Fixed a crash in app.importCertificate() on Linux. #25537 (Also in 9, 10)
  • Fixed a crash that could happen when a window was closed while a webview was in the process of being attached. #25598
  • Fixed a crash when closing window in an event listener after exiting fullscreen on macOS. #25524 (Also in 10)
  • Fixed an issue that could cause a normally-exiting process to fail with an "illegal access" message and exit code 7. #25459 (Also in 8, 9, 10)
  • Fixed an issue where an error would be displayed when using webContents.print() if no default was set and no device name provided. #25562 (Also in 9, 10)
  • Fixed crashes caused by attempting to modify destroyed views. #25509
  • Fixed the remote-debugging-port discovery page showing garbled text. #25602 (Also in 10)
  • Fixed unsubscribe from observers when window is closing. #25585 (Also in 9, 10)
  • Updated Node root certs to use NSS 3.56. #25362 (Also in 8, 9, 10)
  • Fixed crashes using nativeImage on Windows on ARM. #25410
  • Fixed a crash in the renderer process when invoking the Badging API. #25370 (Also in 9, 10)
  • Fixed an issue where document.hasFocus and document.activeElement would be inconsistent upon showing a window that was initially created with show: false. #25323
  • Fixed client_id file being generated in the working directory for node child process. #25310 (Also in 9)
  • Fixed multiple dock icons being left in system when calling dock.show/hide on macOS. #25300 (Also in 8, 9, 10)
  • Fixes the following issues for frameless when maximized on Windows:
    • Fix unreachable task bar when auto hidden with position top
    • Fix 1px extending to secondary monitor
    • Fix 1px overflowing into taskbar at certain resolutions
    • Fix white line on top of window under 4k resolutions. #25217 (Also in 8, 9, 10)
  • Fixed Electron not working on Windows 7 after https://github.com/electron/electron/pull/25076. #25168 (Also in 8, 9, 10)
  • Fixed an issue where filters set in dialogs on macOS would have nondeterministic ordering. #25193 (Also in 9, 10)
  • Fixed network permission error when there are multiple WebContents sharing same session are created with web security disabled. #25180 (Also in 8, 9, 10)
  • Fixed shell.moveItemToTrash on Windows so that it returns false when move was unsuccessful. #25171 (Also in 9, 10)
  • Fix loading shared worker scripts over custom protocol * fix crash when loading worker scripts with nodeIntegration enabled. #20625 (Also in 9, 10)
  • Added missing support for isComposing KeyboardEvent property. #23971 (Also in 8, 9, 10)
  • Added {stream:} option to registerSchemeAsPrivileged to enable custom protocols to stream video and audio. #22955
  • Enable NTLM v2 for POSIX platforms and added --disable-ntlm-v2 switch to disable it. #23846 (Also in 7.3, 8, 9, 10)
  • Fix: Allow windows behind macOS elements if "frame" is false. #23976 (Also in 9, 10)
  • Fix: remove unnecessary corner mask overriding to increase window resize performance. #24642 (Also in 9, 10)
  • Fixed "Paste and Match Style" shortcut on macOS to match OS's "Option-Shift-Command-V". #24153 (Also in 8, 9, 10)
  • Fixed "null path-to-app" in test-app when Electron's path contains spaces or special characters. #24214 (Also in 8, 9, 10)
  • Fixed GTK dark theme setting not respected in Electron on Linux. #23678 (Also in 7.3, 8, 9, 10)
  • Fixed chrome://accessibility access in Electron. #24437
  • Fixed chrome://media-internals and chrome://webrtc-internals pages not loading. #24010 (Also in 8, 9, 10)
  • Fixed powerMonitor not emitting suspend/resume events on some Windows machines. #25076 (Also in 10)
  • Fixed process.windowsStore returning undefined in AppX packages. #23785 (Also in 7.3, 8, 9, 10)
  • Fixed a 10.0.0-beta.1 issue that broke dark mode window titlebars on Linux. #25055 (Also in 10)
  • Fixed a bezeling issue on vibrant non-frameless BrowserWindows. #23779 (Also in 9, 10)
  • Fixed a crash in TouchBar for certain methods. #23936 (Also in 10)
  • Fixed a crash that could happen when using hookWindowMessage on Windows. #24716 (Also in 9, 10)
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when using in-memory sessions. #24964 (Also in 9, 10)
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when using the ipcRenderer module after blink had released the context. Instead, a JS exception will be thrown. #23917 (Also in 8, 9, 10)
  • Fixed a termination crash on Web Workers with Node.js integration enabled. #24436 (Also in 8, 9, 10)
  • Fixed an error when calling dialog.showCertificateTrustDialog with no BrowserWindow. #24091 (Also in 7.3, 8, 9, 10)
  • Fixed an intermittent high-CPU usage problem caused a system clock issue during sleep. #24394 (Also in 8, 9, 10)
  • Fixed an issue where VoiceOver was unable to navigate from the top-level window back into the web contents. #24655 (Also in 9, 10)
  • Fixed an issue where rmdir and rmdirSync work with original-fs in an asar context. #23890 (Also in 8, 9, 10)
  • Fixed an issue where shutdown would be emitted both on app and system shutdown on macOS. #24111 (Also in 8, 9, 10)
  • Fixed an issue where webContents.print() would sometimes hang with invalid settings. #24476 (Also in 9, 10)
  • Fixed an issue where window.location properties would throw an error for windows opened with window.open. #23776 (Also in 8, 9, 10)
  • Fixed an issue where withFileTypes was not supported as an option to fs.readdir or fs.readdirSync under asar. #24062 (Also in 8, 9, 10)
  • Fixed an issue where cpu and heap profiling in Node.js did not work properly with --cpu-prof, --heap-prof, and related CLI flags. #24528 (Also in 8, 9, 10)
  • Fixed an issue where errors were seen for nonexistent asar files. #24890
  • Fixed an issue where frameless modal windows with a vibrancy setting had bezeled corners. #24250 (Also in 9, 10)
  • Fixed an issue where macOS window vibrancy active state did not always match the active state of the window. #24471 (Also in 8, 9, 10)
  • Fixed an issue where many uses of the Node.js assert module would throw in both the browser and renderer processes. #24579
  • Fixed an issue where notifications with a reply button could potentially be destroyed too early when a user clicked on the notification body before replying. #25086 (Also in 8, 9, 10)
  • Fixed an issue where some Node.js methods would not work with URL instances constructed in the renderer process. #24831 (Also in 8, 9, 10)
  • Fixed an issue where some apps might be rejected from the Mac App Store owing to a private font-related API added in Chromium. #25117 (Also in 10)
  • Fixed an issue where some old notifications were not properly removed from the Notification Center on macOS. #24302 (Also in 8, 9, 10)
  • Fixed an issue where suspend/resume were emitted twice on macOS. #24818 (Also in 8, 9, 10)
  • Fixed an issue where the 'about' role had on effect on Windows menus. #23687 (Also in 7.3, 8, 9, 10)
  • Fixed an issue where the Save button did not function in PDF previews. #24946 (Also in 9, 10)
  • Fixed an issue which would cause streaming protocol responses to stall in some cases. #24022 (Also in 8, 9, 10)
  • Fixed an issue with click events not being emitted on macOS for Trays with context menus set. #24200 (Also in 8, 9, 10)
  • Fixed an issue with volume-related globalShortcut registration. #23782 (Also in 8, 9, 10)
  • Fixed an occasional menu crash on macOS Catalina when menu is closing. #23778 (Also in 8, 9, 10)
  • Fixed broken --trace-sync-io flag in Node.js. #24529 (Also in 8, 9, 10)
  • Fixed broken toolbar text in the PDF viewer. #24913 (Also in 10)
  • Fixed bug on macOS where the main window could be targeted for a focus event when it was disabled behind a modal. #24286 (Also in 8, 9, 10)
  • Fixed clipboard.readBuffer returning incorrect value. #24454 (Also in 8, 9, 10)
  • Fixed crash that could occur when passing a non-absolute path to session.loadExtension. #25068 (Also in 10)
  • Fixed crash when navigating between origins in a child window with nativeWindowOpen and contextIsolation enabled. #23684 (Also in 8, 9, 10)
  • Fixed crash when navigating from a page with webview that has inherited zoom level. #24757 (Also in 8, 9, 10)
  • Fixed crash when opening offscreen transparent windows with gpu acceleration off. #24390
  • Fixed crash when using client certificate. #24868 (Also in 10)
  • Fixed delayed execution of some Node.js callbacks in the main process. #24131 (Also in 8, 9, 10)
  • Fixed disabling color correct rendering with --disable-color-correct-rendering. #23787 (Also in 8, 9, 10)
  • Fixed executeJavaScriptInIsolatedWorld not respecting hasUserGesture argument. #24396
  • Fixed frameless window's size being changed when restored from minimized state. #25014 (Also in 8, 9, 10)
  • Fixed inactive windows having active titlebar on Windows. #24847 (Also in 8, 9, 10)
  • Fixed intercepted protocols not raising Redirect information back to Chromium. #23742 (Also in 7.3)
  • Fixed issued where voice over would not read words as you typed them. #24801 (Also in 10)
  • Fixed media keys working unilaterally when registered with globalShortcut. #24145
  • Fixed missing guid parameter in Linux crash reports. #24881 (Also in 9, 10)
  • Fixed no session in webContents of type remote. #23989 (Also in 9, 10)
  • Fixed node's TLS stack not allowing renegotiation. #25022 (Also in 8, 9, 10)
  • Fixed potentially invalid duplex mode settings on Linux. #24489 (Also in 9, 10)
  • Fixed serialization of nativeImages over remote when moving from the main process to the renderer process. #23759 (Also in 7.3, 8, 9, 10)
  • Fixed the acceptLanguages argument being ignored in session.setUserAgent(). #23944 (Also in 7.3, 8, 9, 10)
  • Fixed tray menu on Windows not keyboard navigable. #23843 (Also in 8, 9, 10)
  • Fixed tray menu showing in taskbar on Windows. #24097 (Also in 8, 9, 10)
  • Fixed undefined symbol error when loading native modules that uses uv_dlopen. #24659
  • Fixed window size being changed after unmaximizing. #25051 (Also in 9, 10)
  • Fixed window titlebar not responding to pen on Windows 10. #24042 (Also in 7.3, 8, 9, 10)
  • Fixed: On some Windows machines, especially Windows Insider builds, Electron would crash silently during startup. #24030 (Also in 9, 10)
  • Increased maximum length for crash keys from 127B to 20KB. #24782 (Also in 9, 10)
  • Protocol response streams are now destroyed if the request is aborted. #24014 (Also in 9, 10)
  • Resolve app-scoped bookmarks without mounting network drives. #24708
  • Restored old implementation of Linux Tray icons to fix a collection of issues where the tray icon wouldn't appear, would be the wrong size or would randomly disappear. #23674 (Also in 8, 9, 10)
  • Save crash reports locally when uploadToServer: false on linux. #24778 (Also in 9, 10)
  • The element highlighter in devtools works again. #24921 (Also in 10)
  • shell.showItemInFolder uses the FileManager DBUS API on Linux, only falling back to xdg-open if that fails. #25087
  • Fixed issues with CORS when making requests from extensions. #24483 (Also in 9, 10)
  • Fixed not working WebSQLDatabase in extension background pages. #24798 (Also in 9, 10)
  • Fixed an issue with a consistent unwanted exception appearing during a debugging session with the VSCode debugger. #24191
  • Fixed mac app store rejection notice for invalid symbolic link in bundle. #23831
  • Fixed mac app store rejection notice for invalid symbolic link in bundle. #24158 (Also in 9, 10)

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