Firefox 26 Is Out, Comes With Click To Play For Java, Yahoo Search Options On Android And More

Posted on Dec 12 2013 - 11:18am by Editorial Staff

Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla today officially announced Firefox 26 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android. The update brings Click To Play for Java plugins, a new Home design for Android among other additions. You can download the latest version of Firefox i.e. Firefox 26 via Firefox.com while the existing users should be able to upgrade to latest browser version automatically.

Here is an official changelog for Desktop version:

  • NEW: All Java plug-ins are defaulted to ‘click to play’.
  • NEW: Password manager now supports script-generated password fields.
  • NEW: Updates can now be performed by Windows users without write permissions to Firefox install directory (requires Mozilla Maintenance Service).
  • NEW: Support for H.264 on Linux if the appropriate gstreamer plug-ins are installed.
  • CHANGED: Support for MP3 decoding on Windows XP, completing MP3 support across Windows OS versions.
  • CHANGED: CSP implementation now supports multiple policies, including the case of both an enforced and Report-Only policy, per the spec.
  • DEVELOPER: Social API now supports Social Bookmarking for multiple providers through its SocialMarks functionality (see MDN docs).
  • DEVELOPER: Math.ToFloat32 takes a JS value and converts it to a Float32, whenever possible.
  • DEVELOPER: There is no longer a prompt when websites use appcache.
  • DEVELOPER: Support for the CSS image orientation property.
  • DEVELOPER: New App Manager allows you to deploy and debug HTML5 webapps on Firefox OS phones and the Firefox OS Simulator.
  • DEVELOPER: IndexedDB can now be used as a “optimistic” storage area so it doesn’t require any prompts and data is stored in a pool with LRU eviction policy, in short temporary storage.
  • FIXED: When displaying a standalone image, Firefox matches the EXIF orientation information contained within the JPEG image (298619).
  • FIXED: Text Rendering Issues on Windows 7 with Platform Update KB2670838 (MSIE 10 Prerequisite) or on Windows 8.1 (812695).
  • FIXED: Improved page load times due to no longer decoding images that aren’t visible (847223).
  • FIXED: AudioToolbox MP3 backend for OSX (914479).
  • FIXED: Various security fixes.

And, here is an official changelog for Android version:

  • NEW: Updated about:home interface with Top Sites thumbnails, and ability to pin tabs to home page.
  • NEW: Password manager now supports script-generated password fields.
  • CHANGED: Performance improvements on some Nvidia devices.
  • CHANGED: CSP implementation now supports multiple policies, including the case of both an enforced and Report-Only policy, per the spec.
  • DEVELOPER: Math.ToFloat32 takes a JS value and converts it to a Float32, whenever possible.
  • DEVELOPER: There is no longer a prompt when websites use appcache.
  • DEVELOPER: Support for the CSS image orientation property.
  • DEVELOPER: IndexedDB can now be used as a “optimistic” storage area so it doesn’t require any prompts and data is stored in a pool with LRU eviction policy, in short temporary storage.
  • FIXED: When displaying a standalone image, Firefox matches the EXIF orientation information contained within the JPEG image (298619).
  • FIXED: About:home is missing translations in some locales. Most affected are: ca, ga-IE, hu, ko, pt-BR, pt-PT, ro, and uk (933323).
  • FIXED: Improved page load times due to no longer decoding images that aren’t visible (847223).
  • FIXED: In some cases, the clip set on the page doesn’t update when the addressbar hides (928977).
  • FIXED: Invalid position:fixed rendering (923969).
  • FIXED: Various security fixes.
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