19 September 2020

Panic Button 4.3 release candidate 1 released!

The release candidate of the upcoming new version of Panic Button is now available for early adopters who are keen on trying out the latest and greatest! Unless there are any last-minute show stopper bugs, this may become the official release of Panic Button 4.3.

Read on to learn what's new in this new version, and how to get it.

What's New

  • Panic Button can now handle multiple browser windows when restoring the browser session after triggering the "Hide and Replace" action (issue #44). Note that browser tabs loaded with special Firefox pages, such as the Firefox options page and Add-ons Manager, cannot be restored
  • New action to minimize the current browser window
  • The default keyboard shortcut is changed to F8 to avoid a conflict with toggling Reader Mode on Windows 10 (issue #49)
  • Improvements to Dark Mode icons

Things You Should Know About

  • Panic Button 4.3 requires Firefox 78 or newer.  
  • Panic Button won't work if Firefox is set to "Never remember history" in Privacy & Security settings.

How to Get It

To install this release candidate, head over to the Panic Button 4.3 release candidate 1 page on GitHub. Look for the link to panicbutton-4.3rc1.xpi, then click on it to install.

Help and Support

Questions and comments about Panic Button should be directed to the AE Creations Help and Support forums, hosted on Google Groups.

If you find a bug, you may file a bug report on GitHub. Please search the issues list first to confirm that your issue has not already been reported.

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