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0.12.3 / 07-31-2015

0.12.2 / 05-22-2015

  • Fix #2723: [OSX] cpu hog in some cases
  • Fix #3361: application cache
  • Fix #2720: [Linux] launching sudo hits error: effective uid is not 0
  • Fix #2819: enable cookie support for web sockets
  • Fix #2713: crash with 'new-win-policy' and opening window from iframe
  • Fix #3123: support no-displaying-insecure-content and allow-running-insecure-content
  • [Screen Selection] add application name to the UI; cancelChooseDesktopMedia implementation
  • [Notification] [WIN] disable audio for toast notification, better fallback for toast notification
  • Change cache backend from "simple" to "blockfile"

0.12.1 / 04-13-2015

  • Fix crash dump generation
  • [WIN] Fix blurry text with High DPI display
  • Fix: Webview : contentWindow not available at this time (#3126)
  • More precise RegExp for App.argv filtering (Thanks to Anton Khlynovskiy)
  • Fix #3143: remote debugging devtools page blank (Thanks to Yuehang Wu)
  • [Notification][Win] fix for missing windows events
  • add Window 'progress' event (Thanks to vadim-kudr
  • nw-headers is built automatically now in buildbot (Thanks to Xue Yang)

0.12.0 / 03-05-2015

  • Chromium updated to 41.0.2272.76
  • [Screen Selection] OSX and Win implementation (Thanks to Jefry)
  • Fix #3165: crash on auth in webview

0.12.0-rc1 / 02-27-2015

  • new 'nwjc' tool replaces 'nwsnapshot'; size limit removed
  • add Window.evalNWBin() to work with nwjc
  • Fix #2923: support pepper flash plugin on Linux
  • Fix #2961: nwdirectory file dialog
  • Fix #2996: setting breakpoints in Node context in devtools

0.12.0-alpha3 / 02-13-2015

  • Chromium updated to 41.0.2272.32
  • io.js updated to 1.2.0

0.12.0-alpha2 / 01-18-2015

  • Fix: -webkit-app-region: drag; stopped working in version 0.12.0-alpha1 #2963
  • Fix: [WIN] ReferrenceError in native module function createWritableDummyStream #2933
  • support bypassing frame-ancestors CSP in Node frame #2967

0.12.0-alpha1 / 01-15-2015

  • renamed NW.js
  • Chromium is updated to 41.0.2236.2
  • migrated to io.js 1.0.0
  • new chrome.webrequest API
  • new 'webview' tag from Chrome extensions
  • new 'bg-script' field in the manifest

0.11.3 / 12-16-2014

  • new method in 'new-win-policy' event handler to control the options for new popup windows
  • Fix: nw methods cannot be called from normal frames
  • Extend Tray click event with position (Thanks to Marco Fabbri) (#1874)
  • [OSX] Fix Window.focus() not taking focus (#2724)
  • Add API methods and support for styling of icons (Tray, MenuItem) under Mac OS X (Yosemite) Dark Mode (#2775)
  • [OSX] Fix alticon property of Tray not being updated properly (#703)
  • Add Window.setVisibleOnAllWorkspaces API (#2722)
  • Fix #2469: Changed to ignore slashes in parameters
  • fix crash in in some cases

0.11.2 / 11-26-2014

  • Support window transparency (#132, Thanks to Jefry Tedjokusumo)
  • Fix: [Linux] broken window events (focus, blur, etc, #2631)
  • Fix: memory leak on setting tray icon (#2666)
  • Fix: child_process.fork() (#2664)
  • Fix: bad Buffer created from strings from DOM (#1669, #2439) (Thank to Liu Cong)
  • Fix: Segmentation fault by starting nw on command line with parameters #2671
  • Fix: crashes if http.request gets blocked with Little Snitch (mac only) #2585
  • Fix: Windows 7 64/32 - frame doesn't show #2657
  • Fix: AutoFill Crashes NodeWebkit #2653
  • Fix "Cancel Desktop Notification" for all platform. and implement it for win8 (toast notification)

0.11.1 / 11-20-2014

  • add nwsnapshot
  • Support setting additional root certificates on supported platforms (thanks to Joachim Bauch)
  • Support SetProxyConfig API (#916)
  • [WIN] Fix startup crash on high DPI systems (#2649)
  • Fix #1021: maximize frameless window in windows 8
  • Fix #2590: save as Filetypes not populating
  • Fix #2592: zoomLevel
  • Fix #2595: Linux MenuBar crash
  • Fix #2393: link target with "_blank" opens page in current window
  • Fix: Don't activate app unconditionally on window "Show".

0.11.0 / 11-11-2014

  • Fix: notification and screen geometry API
  • Fix: windows printing crash (#2515)
  • Fix: mac: Fix build with 10.9 SDK
  • Fix: enable 'high-dpi-support' for windows (#2524)
  • Fix: 'resizable' is broken in manifest (#2319)
  • Fix: crash on Flash context menu
  • Fix: console.log() changes value (#2431)
  • Fix: various crash cases (#2545, #2549)
  • Fix: 'undefined' network request in devtools (#2529)
  • Fix: devtools - breakpoints do not work (#2538)
  • Fix: Jailed devtools broken in nw 0.11.0-rc1 (#2569)
  • Fix: Window.setResizable(false) twice makes window resizable (#2299)
  • Fix: win.setPosition('center') Invalid (#2307)

0.11.0-rc1 / 10-27-2014

  • Chromium updated to 38.0.2125.104
  • Fix memory leak on navigation
  • Show commit id in 'nw:version' page
  • Fix: fullscreen in manifest (Linux)
  • Fix: #430: handle event when quit from OSX dock

0.10.5 / 09-16-2014

  • Fix: support more Chromium command line args (#1743, Thanks to Joachim Bauch)
  • Fix #2171: crash when opening window
  • Fix #2326: some websites crashes NW in Windows (fixed with the same file as updating to VS2013 Update 2)
  • Fix: win: crash on invalid parameter error (thanks to Mikael Roos)
  • Fix #1991 in a better way: [WIN] stalling for seconds under threaded composition on some hardware (#1991)
  • Fix: [WIN] single-instance crash
  • Fix: autofill crash when filling number in input box (#2310)
  • Fix: CSP is not effective (#1672)
  • Fix: crash when calling console.log() with a cross-domain window object in some cases (#1573)
  • Fix: crash when stepping into a breakpoint set in scripts loaded by require() (#2214)

0.10.4 / 09-05-2014

  • Fix: [WIN] child_process.fork() by making nw executable run as node
  • Fix: [WIN] stalling for seconds under threaded composition on some hardware (#1991)
  • Fix: [OSX] disable File Quarantine (#2294)
  • Fix: [OSX] disable sound for notification
  • support 'chrome://gpu' diagnosic page

0.10.3 / 09-01-2014

  • Fix: child_process.fork() (#213) by making nw executable run as node
  • Fix: [OSX] process.nextTick() blocked in some cases (#2170)

0.10.2 / 08-12-2014

  • Support screen geometry API (#2178 Thanks to Jefry Tedjokusumo
  • Support progress bar (#2175 Thanks to Jefry Tedjokusumo)
  • Window.requestAttention() now accepts an integer parameter [4]
  • Fix: JS source code snapshot is now working
  • Fix: Linux: shift modifier not working for window menu
  • Fix: Win: window.navigator.language is empty
  • Fix: require works in wrong path in new-instance window (#2167)
  • Fix: support for screencapture media requests (Thanks to Joachim Bauch)
  • Fix: Win: cursor not loaded in some cases (#2150, #2152)
  • Fix: crash on some cases (#2155, #2148)
  • Fix: Large combo-box does not scroll properly and values overlaps on each other (#2161; upstream #357480)

0.10.1 / 07-30-2014

  • Support Desktop notification (#27 Thanks to Jefry Tedjokusumo)
  • Support Fullscreen API (#55)
  • Official 64bit binary for Mac OS X (#296)
  • Support F-keys in global shortcut (Thanks to Bas Wegh)
  • Option to hide "Edit" and "Window" OS X menus (Thanks to Eric Newport)
  • Fix #2072: [WIN] context menu popup in wrong (screen) position
  • Fix #2136: crash when popup new window in some cases
  • Fix: Linux symbol files are incomplete in 0.10.0
  • Fix #1908: allows redirection to App protocol for OAuth usage
  • Fix: new-win-policy is fired on each navigation

0.10.0 / 07-22-2014

  • Fix: [WIN] download dialog
  • Fix: [WIN] MenuItem.enabled and other properties needs to be called twice to work (#1132)

0.10.0-rc2 / 07-18-2014

  • [API] Implement register/unregister global desktop keyboard shortcut. (#1735, thanks to Chaobin Zhang and Haojian Wu)
  • support for nwsnapshot is back
  • Fix: authentication dialog
  • check invalid URL on navigation
  • [OSX] Fix #1996: resize with flash on 10.9 (upstream #385120)
  • Fix regression: node-main
  • Fix regression: [WIN] resize and drag frameless window
  • Fix: crash on Win XP (#1985)

0.10.0-rc1 / 06-22-2014

  • Chromium is updated to 35.0.1916.113
  • Node.js is updated to 0.11.13
  • Window event listeners in iframe works now
  • New API: App.addOriginAccessWhitelistEntry & App.removeOriginAccessWhitelistEntry (#1016, #1514)
  • API to set Menu item shortcut
  • [OSX] Create & access to built-in menu from JS
  • SetBadgeLabel support on OSX and Win
  • Support for 'single-instance' when app is started in folder
  • better handling of MIME types and dataURI in capture page API

0.8.6 / 04-18-2014

  • Fix: new instance window is force closed and cannot receive 'close' event on App.closeAllWindows() (Cmd-Q) (#1713, #1778)

0.8.5 / 02-26-2014

Backport 0.9 features to 0.8 branch

  • Support 'inject-js-start' and 'inject-js-end' in manifest (#1585)
  • 'new-win-policy' event now works for windows opened by (#1519)
  • 'new-win-policy' handler supports Ctrl click and middle click (#1547)
  • Support NTLM and the settings (--auth-server-whitelist, --auth-schemes, etc) (#590)
  • Support app frameworks like AngularJS better by returning HTTP response code in 'app://' protocol handler (#1314)
  • Injecting JavaScript in window or iframe in various cases:
    • 'inject-js' option in or manifest
    • 'document-start' and 'document-end' event for iframe:
    • Window.eval() to execute JavaScript in target window or iframe
  • Handler to decide how new window is request from iframe, see 'new-win-policy' event in
  • Overriding 'User-Agent' in iframe:

0.9.2 / 02-20-2014

  • Support skipping taskbar or dock: Window.setShowInTaskbar(bool) is added. It can be set from manifest as well. (#1076) (Thanks to Zhang Chaobin & Zhao Zeyi)
  • Support 'inject-js-start' and 'inject-js-end' in manifest (#1585)
  • 'new-win-policy' event now works for windows opened by (#1519)
  • 'new-win-policy' handler supports Ctrl click and middle click (#1547)
  • Support NTLM and the settings (--auth-server-whitelist, --auth-schemes, etc) (#590)
  • Support app frameworks like AngularJS better by returning HTTP response code in 'app://' protocol handler (#1314)
  • Fix: crashing when setting DOM event handler global.window.onkeydown from Node context (#1562)

0.9.1 / 02-10-2014

  • Chromium is updated to 32.0.1700.107
  • [OSX] process.nextTick will not fire
  • Fix: crashing on alert()

0.9.0 / 02-08-2014

  • Chromium updated to version 32
  • Node.js updated to v0.11
  • nw-gyp updated to v0.12.2 to support VS2013 (Thanks to Robert Konrad)
  • Injecting JavaScript in window or iframe in various cases:
    • 'inject-js' option in or manifest
    • 'document-start' and 'document-end' event for iframe:
    • Window.eval() to execute JavaScript in target window or iframe
  • Better experience for working with native modules if they support Node v0.11.
  • Handler to decide how new window is request from iframe, see 'new-win-policy' event in
  • Overriding 'User-Agent' in iframe:
  • Disable uploading of crash dumps in 0.9.0-rc1
  • Don't use "Upload" in directory file dialog UI (#1457)
  • Remove '--enable-experimental-web-platform-features' from default cmdline to render pages correctly in OSX in some cases
  • Call Node's uncaughtException handler in Node frames
  • Export v8 symbols properly for native modules (#1522)
  • Enable scripts to emulate user gestures
  • Fix: Uncaught exception warnings of SetZoomLevel
  • Fix: Crashing on window.print() (#1545)
  • Fix: Clicking the app reload button followed by a call to the cookies api causes a crash (#1146)
  • Fix: Can't close NW after refresh while using Dev Tools on Windows (#1330)
  • Fix: Fatal error in ../../v8/src/, line 2751 (#1379)

0.8.4 / 12-30-2013

  • Fix for OSX: the message loop integration between Chromium and Node.js has improved.
  • Fix: Need a way to differentiate Cmd-Q from closing window(s) (#430)
  • Fix: Fix the way we integrate libuv to NSApp (#82)

0.8.3 / 12-20-2013

  • Remove duplicate Node.js license notice (#1178)
  • Fix: maximize and unmaximize event not fired. (#753)
  • Fix: crash in ClearCache in some cases
  • Fix: Fast open&close devtools crashes node-webkit 0.8.2 on OSX (#1391)
  • Fix: focus doesn't work on devtools window (#1387)

0.8.2 / 12-06-2013

  • Support native Node.js module better by adding deprecated MakeWeak function (#533 #1355). Some native modules can be built with 'nw-gyp' now.
  • Support 'move' and 'resize' events of the Window object (#799)
  • Event support on devtools window object
  • HTTP (proxy) login dialog will be shown for only once on multiple initial requests.
  • [OSX] Turn on --enable-threaded-compositing by default (#1340): this fixes the flash for CSS3 animation
  • Cherry-pick upstream fix: Update OOM killer to patch out CFAllocator on 10.9 (#1271 #1277)
  • Crashes when open some window again (#1364)
  • Do not quit on API call on invalid object (#1339)

0.8.1 / 11-22-2013

  • Node updated to 0.10.22
  • New Window.cookie API: It's for manipulating cookies. See
  • Window.showDevTools() now returns a Window object for the devtools window. So it can be moved/resized etc. Note that the events on this Window is not working yet.
  • Fix: WebRTC audio gets choppy because the device is enumerated twice (#1270)
  • Fix: Screen capture regression (#1309)
  • Fix: [WIN] crash sometimes when Back/Forward key is received
  • Fix: Crash when access xhr.response as ArrayBuffer from Node context
  • Fix: [security] app:// protocol available in iframe with nwdisable (#1255)

0.8.0 / 10-30-2013

  • Chromium updated to 30.0.1599.66 (now shown in nw:version)
  • Support crash dumping: if node-webkit crashes, your users or you can attach the dump file in bug reports. It contains stack trace information which is helpful to locate the root cause. See
  • i18n of built-in mac menus: the built-in menus created for Mac are now translated to 53 languages with strings from upstream. For the list of languages, see
  • Linux: environment variable override for the proxy settings. Use '--v=1' to see whether it's applied from the environment or GSettings. The following environment variables are supported: 'all_proxy', 'http_proxy', 'https_proxy', 'ftp_proxy', 'no_proxy', 'SOCKS_VERSION', 'SOCKS_SERVER'.
  • Fix: Date pickers language is always English regardless of current locale. (#669)
  • Fix: File dialog's language is always English regardless of current locale.(#103)
  • Fix: gui.App error in CallStaticMethodSync when using multiple windows (#1187)
  • Fix: console.log() output in terminal.
  • Fix: -webkit-app-region: drag don't work any more once it maximized.
  • Fix: crash on using filesystem API: quota and persistent storage
  • nw.gui.Window: add 'devtools-closed' event; always send 'devtools-opened' event.
  • nw.gui.Window: add 'isDevToolsOpen()' to query the status of devtools.
  • Support media enumerable API from upstream 30 (#632)
  • Win: embedding manifest to fix tooltip
  • Override lang setting from cmdline argument (--lang)
  • Use current locale in Header 'Accept-Language' (#1240)
  • Mac: Fallback to 'en-US' when locale pak file is missing and don't quit.
  • Fix crash on exit: PageClickTracker is deleted twice
  • Linux: make frameless window resizable (#142)
  • Fix crash when there is apostrophe in the full path (#1206)
  • Fix Devtools: Use the most recent version of script for the same URL
  • undefine window.webkitSpeechRecognition before it's supported

0.7.2 / 08-26-2013

  • Window.showDevTools() accepts iframe object as the first parameter
  • Fix: Mac - 0.7.x crash after copy/paste/edit (keypress) input field (introduced in upstream) (#1017)
  • Fix: 0.7.0 nw.exe still in memory after using a "close/quit" command bug (#984)
  • Fix: have some means to disable the debug.log file; debug.log file is now disabled by default. Use '--enable-logging' to turn it on. (#1031)

0.7.1 / 08-19-2013

  • Enable the screen capture support for getUserMedia (#576)
  • nw-gyp updated to 0.10.9 to work with latest Node (v0.10.16)
  • Fix regression: app cannot start from path contains '\x' (win)
  • Fix: A query string in app:// address in "main" property inside the manifest freezes node-webkit (#990)
  • Fix: nw.exe still in memory after calling 'App.quit()' in some cases (#984)
  • Fix: window unmaximizes when show is called (win) (#987)
  • Fix: Application Crash when quitting with secondary window on top (OSX) (#486)
  • Fix: Headers file is updated to allow building native modules
  • Report a clear message to console when nw.pak is missing

0.7.0 / 08-12-2013

  • Support app:// protocol (#363)
  • Support setting value for file input (#927)
  • New API: get the values from manifest with App.manifest
  • Changed API: full command line is passed as the parameter of event
  • Fix: remove alert() dialog title on OSX
  • Fix: Sometimes Window.focus() doesn't work (#933)

0.6.3 / 07-23-2013

  • Add App.getProxyForURL() to query proxy for URL (#130)
  • Save breakpoints and settings in devtools (#98)
  • [Win] keep the ampersands character in dialogs (#901)
  • Fix: can't access file:// URIs when using a remotely hosted app (#871)
  • Fix: devtools freeze on breakpoints in Ubuntu 12 VM

0.6.2 / 07-08-2013

  • Node.js updated to v0.10.12
  • New way to start applications: placing 'package.nw' in the same directory with node-webkit executable. NW will search for app as proposed in #843.
  • [Mac] show the window without the focus side effect (#497)
  • [Win] embed manifest to apply visual style for showing tooltip (#72 #810)
  • Fix: 'require()' is not defined when opening devtools (#809)
  • Fix 'dom_storage_quota'
  • Fix regression of using datalist for autocompletion (#434)
  • Fix regression: node modules cannot be stopped in debugger (#719)

0.6.1 / 06-23-2013

  • Use 'App.dataPath' to get the application's data path in user's directory
  • Fixed regression: source map in devtools is working after setting "node-remote" to "" in manifest (#727)
  • '' event is sent to all the windows now (#787)
  • 'dom_storage_quota' in manifest is fixed

0.6.0 / 06-17-2013

  • Chromium updated to 28.0.1500.11.
  • A new feature "Devtools jail" is introduced for IDE developers.
  • A new API function App.clearCache() is added to clear HTTP cache in both memory and disk.
  • A new field in manifest dom-storage-quota to specify the number of mega bytes for the quota of the DOM storage.
  • Chromedriver binary is provided to use automatic testing tools such as selenium with node-webkit applications.
  • Fix: Crash when using devtools (#793)
  • dom-storage-quota in manifest is renamed to dom_storage_quota
  • Using correct icon size on Windows to fix the one in win7 audio mixer
  • Running nw from the command line on Mac always opens a second instance (#726)
  • How to clear the page cache in js? (#672)
  • OSX Page redrawing issues with twitter bootstrap (#476)
  • NW + WebGL (three.js) problem (#452)
  • Canvas freezes window on OSX (#381)
  • Popping up a menu twice will crash nw on ubuntu. (#721)
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