Firefox Updates Beta Channel On Desktop And Android: Built-In PDF Viewer On Desktop, Themes

Posted on Jan 11 2013 - 11:34am by Editorial Staff
Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox

It’s like a browser war going on: first Mozilla released Firefox 18, than Google today released Chrome 24, and now moving and taking the browser war further, with Mozilla updated to its Firefox Beta channel on desktop as well as Android. The new beta version features built-in PDF viewer and remote debugging, along with additional ARMv6 support, themes and integration with the Google search widget.

Here are the release notes:

Firefox Beta 19 for Desktop

NEW: Built-in PDF viewer.

NEW: Firefox will offer to reset the Awesomebar search provider, if it has been changed by third-party software or through about: config.

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).

Firefox Beta 19 for Android

NEW: Added theme support.

NEW: Support for Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese localizations.

CHANGED: Canvas elements can export their content as an image blob using canvas.toBlob().

CHANGED: Lowered minimum CPU requirement to 600MHz.

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: Holding backspace may delete text both in front of and behind the cursor (770291).

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