Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Firefox 21.0 - A new firefox is here!

As promised before with the release of Firefox 20 Firefox 21 is released today by Mozilla Foundation with some new improvements. Among other things the new noticeable changes would be "Do not track" improvement, CSS changes, Firefox health reporting, Graphics enhancements, HTML5 implementations etc.

Firefox 21 at .NeXT

Mozilla Firefox is a free and open source web browser developed for Windows, OS X and Linux, with a mobile version for Android, by Mozilla Foundation and its subsidiary, the Mozilla Corporation. Firefox uses the Gecko layout engine to render web pages, which implements current and anticipated web standards.

Common features list of Firefox Browser:

Link: mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/features/

Firefox 21 screenshot at .NeXT

Changes made into Firefox 21:
  • NEW: Enhanced three-state UI for Do Not Track (DNT).
  • NEW: Firefox will suggest how to improve your application startup time if needed.
  • NEW: Preliminary implementation of Firefox Health Report (see FAQ).
  • CHANGED: Ability to Restore removed thumbnails on New tab Page.
  • CHANGED: Add-ons History API removals in Places.
  • CHANGED: CSS -moz-user-select:none selection changed to improve compatibility with -webkit-user-select:none (bugs 816298).
  • CHANGED: Graphics related performance improvements (bugs 809821).
  • CHANGED: Removed E4X support from SpiderMonkey.
  • DEVELOPER: Implemented Remote Profiling.
  • DEVELOPER: Integrated, Add-on SDK loader and API libraries into Firefox.
  • HTML5: Added support for <main> element.
  • HTML5: Implemented scoped stylesheets.
  • FIXED: Some function keys may not work when pressed (833719).
  • FIXED: Browsing and Download history clearing needs unification to avoid confusion on clearing download history (847627).

Download Link(Desktop):

mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/fx/#desktop


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