Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox Version 57.0

kemical

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Firefox 7beta is available:


The desktop Firefox 7.0, which runs on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux systems, also brings the following:

- Improved memory management: The JavaScript garbage collector works more frequently to free up memory and improve performance when you have many tabs open or keep Firefox running for a long time

- Azure Direct2D for Canvas: Helps Firefox speed up HTML5 Canvas-based animation rendering

- Web timing spec: Enables developers to measure page load time and site navigation so they can identify how to make website performance improvements

- CSS 3 Text-Overflow: ellipsis: Additional way for developers to display CSS 3 text that overflows the layout area

- Telemetry: Install this add-on and opt-in to report browser performance data and help improve future versions of Firefox
Reference

Mozilla Firefox
 


davehc

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#83
Have you given their 64 bit build a whirl, Ross. Seems to be quite stable but I don't see any real performance improvements

Firefox Nightly Builds
 


kemical

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#84
Thanks Dave I may give it a try.. :)
 


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#85
While Firefox 7 has gone to a beta 2 release, the non-beta 6 build has just had an update to 6.0.1.
 


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#86
Firefox 7 has moved to beta 4 release, non-beta 6 build has been updated to Version 6.0.2
Whats new in this version: Removed trust exceptions for certificates issued by Staat der Nederlanden and Resolved an issue with gov.uk websites
 


#87
Firefox 7 is out, One change you may want to make is FF 7 does not show the full URL here is the Fix
How to get full url’s back.

1. In Firefox's URL bar, type in: about:config and agree to the pop-up message (don’t worry about a “guarantee”).
2. Search for: browser.urlbar.trimURLs by just scrolling down the long list.
3. Double-click or right-click and select "toggle" to change the value to “false”.

Here are the changes
Mozilla has released a new version of the open source Firefox Web browser. The update brings a much slimmer memory footprint courtesy of Mozilla's MemShrink project. The new release also includes some improvements to hardware-accelerated rendering on Windows, support for the W3C navigation timing specification, and an opt-in system for collecting performance data.

Firefox has historically been a very memory-intensive browser, but Mozilla has pursued several successful campaigns over the years to keep the RAM gluttony in check. One of the most noteworthy memory reduction crusades in Firefox's history took place during the 3.0 development cycle. The impressive result was that Firefox 3.0 scored better than any other mainstream browser at the time in memory-consumption benchmarks. Mozilla has recently renewed its focus on memory reduction with an aggressive optimization project called MemShrink.

According to some statistics published in the Mozilla Hacks blog, the MemShrink effort and other improvements have led to a 20 to 50 percent reduction in overall memory consumption under certain conditions. The improvement is absolutely noticeable during intensive browsing on my old Mac Pro, which only has 5GB of RAM. The result is considerably less swapping and modestly better performance under heavy load.
 


kemical

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Mozilla has released Version 10.0.2 of the Firefox browser. This version contains security and bug fixes. This was a few weeks ago and is posted purely to bring the thread up to date :)
 


kemical

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Firefox 11 has been officially released.. Get your copy here:

Mozilla Download
 


kemical

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Firefox users who cannot wait to update the stable channel of the web browser from version 11 to 12, can download the new version from the official Mozilla ftp server or third party download sites early. Please note that while it is unlikely that the final version will get replaced in last minute, it has happened in the past. It is recommended to wait for the official release announcement if Firefox is running in a productive environment, or if you do not need to have access to the new feature set introduced in the browser right away.

The majority of features are only interesting for web developers and developers in general. Firefox 12 supports the CSS text-size-adjust property, and the outerHTML property. Developers can furthermore make use of the Style Editor for editing CSS, and the new Page Inspector 3D View which is available if the computer is compatible with WebGL.Firefox 11 furthermore supports the SPDY protocol for faster page loads, and XMLHttpRequest HTML parsing.The change log lists unresolved issues, among them some that have been noticed by some users in previous versions of the browser as well. This includes the slow scrolling in the Gmail window, or jerky scrolling and text input under certain conditions.It is not really necessary to update the browser right now, instead of waiting the three days before the official announcement is being made. It would be different if stability or security updates were included in the release.
Reference and download:
download from Guru3D.com
 


kemical

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It's official! Firefox 12 is available here: Mozilla Firefox Web Browser
 


catilley1092

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I got mine a couple of days ago from File Hippo. Upon startup, it checks for updates & offers to display them, if any. Great little program to have, it keeps on up to date with FF & other browsers, Java, Flash & many others.

Cat
 


kemical

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Mozilla has released Version 13.0.1 of the Firefox browser. This update fixes several bugs.
 


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#96
Mozilla has released Version 14.0.1 of the Firefox browser. This update fixes several bugs.
 


kemical

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Mozilla has released Version 15.0 of the Firefox browser.

Notes (First offered to release channel users on August 28, 2012) Check out "What’s New" and "Known Issues" for this version of Firefox below. As always, you’re encouraged to tell us what you think, or file a bug in Bugzilla.
If interested, please see the complete list of changes in this release. What’s New


  • NEW Silent, background updates
  • NEW Support for SPDY networking protocol v3
  • NEW WebGL enhancements, including compressed textures for better performance
  • NEW Localization in Maithili (see all available locales)
  • CHANGED Optimized memory usage for add-ons
  • DEVELOPER JavaScript debugger integrated into developer tools
  • DEVELOPER New layout view added to Inspector
  • DEVELOPER High precision event timer implemented
  • DEVELOPER The CSS word-break property has been implemented.
  • DEVELOPER New responsive design tool allows web developers to switch between desktop and mobile views of sites
  • HTML5 Native support for the Opus audio codec added
  • HTML5 The <audio> and <video> elements now support the played attribute
  • HTML5 The <source> element now supports the media attribute
  • FIXED Focus rings keep growing when repeatedly tabbing through elements (720987)

Known Issues


  • Unresolved Debugger breakpoints do not catch on page reload (see 783393)

    Unresolved on v15 Resolved in v16
  • Unresolved If you try to start Firefox using a locked profile, it will crash (see 573369)
  • Unresolved For some users, scrolling in the main GMail window will be slower than usual (see 579260)
  • Unresolved Windows: The use of Microsoft's System Restore functionality shortly after updating Firefox may prevent future updates (see 730285)
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kemical

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Today’s preview marks the beginning of Mozilla community testing for the Firefox Metro browser designed from the ground up for Windows 8.

As the above say's Mozilla is ready for you to try the Metro version of Firefox:


The preview includes a new Metro style Firefox Start page, support for Firefox Sync, Metro touch and swipe gestures, integration with Windows 8 “charms”, and a simple but powerful Australis interface that is streamlined, modern, and beautiful. Over the coming weeks and months, we’ll be adding more features, tightening up Windows integration, improving performance and responsiveness, and finishing up all the necessary work to deliver a first class Firefox experience for Windows 8.

This is an early preview and we know there are bugs and missing features, so please don’t hesitate to share your feedback and file any bugs you find. Stay tuned to this channel for further updates.

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Firefox Metro Preview for Windows 8 | Future Releases
 


kemical

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Mozilla has released Version 16.0 of the Firefox browser. The most significant changes are improvements to JavaScript performance, and web app support.
 


kemical

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A recent development has seen FF16 pulled!

SOFTWARE DEVELOPER Mozilla has pulled Firefox 16 just hours after releasing it, citing security vulnerabilities.
More info can be found here:

Mozilla pulls Firefox 16 due to security vulnerabilities- The Inquirer


Thanks to Rich for passing on this news..
 


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