Mozilla on Tuesday officially debuted Firefox 19, the company’s newest and most advanced web browser to date.
The Firefox 19 browser can be downloaded via the company’s own FTP server and as always it is free to procure.
With the release of the platforms updates Firefox users now gain access to a built-in PDF viewer, a long overdue feature that is already available for competing web browser platforms.
Mozilla along with the PDF viewer has announced various changes and fixes meant to further streamline the popular internet browser.
Here is the full change log via Beta Release notes:
- NEW: Built-in PDF viewer.
- CHANGED: Canvas elements can export their content as an image blob using canvas.toBlob().
- CHANGED: Startup performance improvements (bugs 715402 and 756313).
- DEVELOPER: Debugger now supports pausing on exceptions and hiding non-enumerable properties.
- DEVELOPER: Remote Web Console is available for connecting to Firefox on Android or Firefox OS (experimental, set devtools.debugger.remote-enabled to true).
- DEVELOPER: There is now a Browser Debugger available for add-on and browser developers (experimental, set devtools.chrome.enabled to true).
- DEVELOPER: Web Console CSS links now open in the Style Editor.
- HTML5: CSS @page is now supported.
- HTML5: CSS viewport-percentage length units implemented (vh, vw, vmin and vmax).
- HTML5: CSS text-transform now supports full-width.
- FIXED: Starting Firefox with -private flag incorrectly claims you are not in Private Browsing mode (802274).
With Firefox 19 now available to the masses, the company is already hard at work on its next project. According to reports Firefox developers are working on a Google Android browser.
Mozilla also recently rolled out a Firefox for developers web browser that also offers touch-oriented UI features that borrows from the Windows Metro design for Windows 8 apps.
Have you tried out Firefox 19, if so what are your thoughts on the upgraded platform?
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