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Electron 5.0.3 2019-06-07T21:31:44Z ()


  • Fixed an issue whereby minimizable and closable weren't respected in customButtonsOnHover mode. #18485
  • Removed incorrectly published internal V8 symbols and CRT methods from node.lib, causing heap corruptions with node modules using the dynamic CRT on Windows. #18620
  • Using webContents.sendInputEvent to send a WebMouseWheelEvent now has the expected effect. #18495

Other Changes

  • Fixed size increase regression on Linux (compared to Electron 3) by stripping swiftshader libraries (, #18601
  • Removed Vulkan mock ICD from, which is only meant to be used for Chromium development. #18595

Electron 5.0.2 2019-05-23T15:24:53Z ()


  • Added missing 'page-title-updated' event on webContents to documentation. Also fixed forwarding of the explicitSet argument when emitted on BrowserWindow. #18318
  • Fixed a crash in systemPreferences.getAccentColor(). #18194
  • Fixed a regression in Kerberos SPN generation. In the M69 upgrade, the default for the enable_negotiate_port option was inadvertently changed from false to true; this restores the former behavior and aligns with Chromium. #18284
  • Fixed case where the promise returned by loadURL and loadFile would be rejected with ERR_ABORTED if you triggered a virtual navigation before the page had finished loading. E.g. Used history.pushState or set location.hash. #18142

Electron 5.0.1 2019-05-04T05:09:06Z ()


  • Fixed fs.promises APIs not working with ASAR paths. #18115
  • Fixed an issue on Windows where calling .show() on a BrowserWindow did not focus the window. #18080
  • Fixed crash when Electron run from SMB network share. #17908
  • Fixed crash when quitting Electron with an inspector attached. #18076
  • Removed non-existent gpu-crashed event on <webview>. #18004

Other Changes

  • Removed Vulkan validation layers DLLs from, which are only meant to be used for Chromium development. #18061
  • Updated Chromium to 73.0.3683.121. #18001

Electron 5.0.0 2019-04-24T16:50:00Z ()

Breaking Changes

  • Upgraded to Chromium 73.0.3683.119, Node.js 12.0.0, and V8 7.3.492.27.
  • The default values of nodeIntegration and webviewTag are now false to improve security. #16235
  • Removed support for deprecated construction of a TouchBar with an array of items, use an options object instead. #15650
  • Enabled mixed-sandbox mode by default. enableMixedSandbox and the --enable-mixed-sandbox command-line switch still exist for compatibility, but are deprecated and have no effect. #15894


  • Added `ELECTRON_DISABLE_SANDBOX environment variable to make it easier to disable sandboxing in Docker-based Linux CI environments. #16662
  • Added Promise support for the Cookies API. #16702
  • Added activate option to webContents.openDevTools. #13852
  • Added app.commandLine.hasSwitch() / app.commandLine.getSwitchValue(). #16282
  • Added fileMenu / viewMenu / appMenu roles. #16328
  • Added ipc-message and ipc-message-sync events to webContents. #16468
  • Added preload-error event to webContents emitted when preload script fails (parse error, unhandled exception, etc.). #16411
  • Added win.removeMenu() to remove application menus instead of using win.setMenu(null). #16657
  • Added a way to query for system colors on MacOS via systemPreferences.getSystemColor(). #16248
  • Added about panel customization on linux. #15658
  • Added caps lock and numlock as keyboard accelerator modifiers. #16725
  • Added event and method to detect high contrast color schemes . #15493
  • Added getMemoryFootprint API. #14847
  • Added macOS support for systemPreferences.getAccentColor(). #16251
  • Added macOS support to systemPreferences.getColor(). #16249
  • Added methods to DownloadItem that enable customization of the save dialog options during will-download events. #15497
  • Added response header support to protocol.registerFileProtocol to match protocol.registerStreamProtocol. #16098
  • Added support for DesktopCapturerSource.appIcon. 1f55f163
  • Added support for multiple browser views per BrowserWindow. #16148
  • Added support for running preload scripts and nodeIntegration in iframes. #16425
  • Allow for MacOS notifications to be immediately delivered. #16060
  • Allow numpad keys to be used as accelerators. #15689
  • Allow partial setting of window bounds with win.setBounds(). #15677
  • Allow registering of multiple globalShortcuts. #15542
  • Allowed filtering of remote.getBuiltin(), remote.getCurrentWindow(), remote.getCurrentWebContents and <webview>.getWebContents(). #16293
  • Converted contentTracing.getCategories() to return a promise instead taking a callback. #16624
  • Converted contentTracing.startRecording() and contentTracing.stopRecording() to return a promise instead taking a callback. #16642
  • Converted debugger.sendCommand() to return a Promise instead of taking a callback. #16931
  • Converted zoomLevel() and zoomFactor() for webContents and <webview> to return a promise instead taking a callback. #16410
  • Enabled NodeIntegrationInSubFrames option usage for webview tags. #17398
  • Enabled the setuid sandbox on Linux, allowing Electron to launch sandboxed processes in environments that disable CLONE_NEWUSER for unprivileged users. #17343
  • Exposed an API to allow apps to determine their status as a trusted accessibility client. #16119
  • Provided user system's region with app.getLocaleCountryCode(). #15035
  • Mixed-sandbox mode works on Linux. #15870
  • Promisified app.getFileIcon. #15742
  • Promisified shell.openExternal() by splitting it into a sync and async method. #16176
  • Promisified win.capturePage(). #15743
  • Implemented the browser-backward and browser-forward app-command events available in BrowserWindow on Linux. #15441
  • Unified behavior between the default app and packaged apps (application menu / window-all-closed handling). #16310
  • Updated SpellCheck API to support asynchronous results. #14032
  • Updated Menu.buildFromTemplate() to allow it to accept MenuItems in addition to plain objects. #16783
  • Updated WebContents.loadURL and loadFile to return a promise. #15855


  • 'win.setParentWindow(parent)' is now supported on Windows. #15775
  • Fixed a crash on Linux when starting a sandboxed renderer: the resourcesPath property is no longer available on process in sandboxed renderers. #15701
  • Added new switch: --disable-color-correct-rendering. #15898
  • Added a check for invalid menu index to prevent out-of-range crashes on insertion. #17435
  • Added a patch to fix incorrect enumeration and instantiation of Node.js ciphers in the Crypto module. #16909
  • Added missing buffer size check in nativeImage.createFromBuffer / nativeImage.addRepresentation. Data URLs only parsed according to the MIME type as PNG or JPEG. #17568
  • Allowed blocking of desktopCapturer.getSources() calls by handling the desktop-capturer-get-sources event. #15964
  • Fixed a MacOS color picker dialog. #17254
  • Be more lenient about whitespace in webview's "webpreferences" feature string. #15602
  • Corrected windowMenu MenuItem role on MacOS. #15930
  • Disabled CORB checks when web security preference is disabled. #15737
  • Electron no longer forwards IPC filtering events to app for dev-tools and extensions. #16613
  • Fixed hiddenInset titleBar console spam. #15576
  • Fixed make certain values on process read-only. #15628
  • Fixed move NativeWindow tracking to OSR WCV. #15585
  • Fixed Chromium sandbox v2 related crashes in MAS builds. #16969
  • Fixed <webview> not working with contextIsolation + sandbox. #16469
  • Fixed <webview> tag not working when using contextIsolation. #16067
  • Fixed defaultId not taking affect when set to 0 and no "cancel" button was present on macOS. #17150
  • Fixed webContents.print() not working correctly. #17117
  • Fixed windowmenu role not showing the window list on macOS. #16387
  • Fixed a bug that made all cookies non persistent. . #15836
  • Fixed a bug when retrieving security scoped bookmarks in ShowOpenDialog and ShowSaveDialog. #17177
  • Fixed a bug where window.opener of a window created with from a sandboxed renderer was null. #15821
  • Fixed a bug which caused global shortcuts with the Windows key not to work properly on Windows. #17566
  • Fixed a crash when calling ECDH.setPrivateKey(). #17296
  • Fixed a problem where the focus would move to the browser window after the user (SHIFT +) tabbed through all the elements in the page (#12919). #16042
  • Fixed an assertion when calling ECDH.getPrivateKey(), diffieHellman.generateKeys() or diffieHellman.get*(). #17255
  • Fixed an issue where Notification objects constructed in the main process would randomly not be shown to the user. #17484
  • Fixed an issue where data streamed from registerStreamProtocol could be truncated before completion. #16553
  • Fixed an issue where on Linux, the setuid sandbox was incorrectly enabled when passing --enable-mixed-sandbox. #15722
  • Fixed an issue whereby foreground visibility of a window was not correctly taken into account for win.isVisible() on macOS. #17491
  • Fixed an issue with netLog module properties not being returned correctly. #17545
  • Fixed an issue with promise methods not resolving correctly over ipc in the renderer process. #16433
  • Fixed and re-enabled osr after it was turned off following updates to Chromium 71/72. #16616
  • Fixed app freeze when using custom stream protocol. #17264
  • Fixed broken save dialog on macOS for <a> downloads. #16640
  • Fixed a bug that caused menu accelerators to stop working on some linux. #15094
  • Fixed child windows invisible if opened with from BrowserView with nativeWindowOpen enabled. #12686
  • Fixed crash on exit when using BrowserView. #15541
  • Fixed crash when nativeImage.createFromBuffer() is called with invalid buffer. #17374
  • Fixed crash when calling setProgressBar on macOS. #16728
  • Fixed crash when passing callbacks which return undefined to some APIs. #17481
  • Fixed crash when showing a tray menu while one is already shown. #17509
  • Fixed default font fallback for non-latin scripts. #15486
  • Fixed defunct processes after quitting. #16672
  • Fixed incorrect display of 'zoom in' accelerator on mac. #15502
  • Fixed incorrect foreground color on GTK menubar. #15878
  • Fixed issue where preload scripts would sometimes run twice in the same process in different contexts resulting in broken native node module loading. #17597
  • Fixed issue whereby a user was not well informed when interacting with a menu submenu that did not have any visible MenuItems. #16848
  • Fixed memory leak caused by webFrame.setSpellCheckProvider. #16525
  • Fixed memory leak when using webFrame and spell checker. #16851
  • Fixed missing remote object error when calling remote function created in preload script. #15444
  • Fixed regression regarding localStorage quota not being bypassed. #15596
  • Fixed returning headers with multiple values for stream protocols. #14887
  • Fixed session preload scripts not being executed in sandboxed renderers. #16578
  • Fixed some MAS rejection errors by removing usages of private APIs. #17293
  • Fixed some accelerators having Shift appended to them twice . #15400
  • Fixed submenus not responding to the visible: false MenuItem property. #16846
  • Fixed support for precision trackpad/mouse scrolling on Windows. #15830
  • Fixed the enable property having no effect for top-level submenu MenuItems. #16858
  • Fixed the handling of the escape key in dialogs created by window.confirm. The "Cancel" button is now triggered by the escape key, and the "OK" button is now triggered by the return key. #17578
  • Implemented proper Location object for BrowserWindowProxy. #15019
  • Improved the contrast/visibility of the "focused" menu item in menus on Windows. #17360
  • Injected chrome extensions that have content scripts with a . in the pattern field now treat it as a raw . instead of a wildcard. #17594
  • Launching the node inspector through --inspect now listens on the correct port when one is provided. #17439
  • Made getUserMedia APIs work again on C72+ (backport: 5-0-x). #16768
  • Moved webFrame custom scheme APIs to browser process under protocol. #16625
  • Added missing require in chromium-spec #16153
  • Restored support for AES-CFB cipher, which was lost when switching from OpenSSL to BoringSSL. #16618
  • Restored support for RIPEMD160 digest, which was lost when switching from OpenSSL to BoringSSL. #16572
  • Fixed support async child process methods without callback in asar. #15927
  • The safeDialogs webPreferences option now actually works on file:// URLs. #17579
  • TouchBarSegmentedControl instances now correctly update when you update the segments array and remove label or image dynamically. #17334

Other Changes

  • Switched to V2 sandbox on mac. #15647
  • Fixed Windows Electron tests to run first to show those failures first#16655
  • Added webFrame.setIsolatedWorldInfo API and deprecated related APIs. #16932
  • Added legacy callback function tests to prevent regressions as the promisification initiative continues. #16436
  • Deprecated ServiceWorker APIs on WebContents in preparation for their removal. #16732
  • Fixed version bump script for first beta. 29e5195c
  • Improved tray icon context menu and menu bar accessibility. #15302
  • Merged code in brightray into atom. #15240
  • Exposed missing process.getCreationTime() in sandboxed renderers. #15824
  • Removed api::WebContents::CreateFrom. #15241
  • Removed hardcoded Google API key. #15478
  • Removed potential double free when managing WebContents. #15280


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