Mozilla Officially Unveils Firefox 20 For Windows, Mac, Linux And Android

Posted on Apr 3 2013 - 12:48am by Editorial Staff

Mozilla today officially unveiled Firefox 20 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android, bringing improvements like per-windows private browsing, a better and new download manager in the Firefox toolbar along with other improvements. The new Firefox can be downloaded directly via Firefox.com while the old Firefox versions users should be able to upgrade to it automatically.

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Here’s the official changelog:

  • FIXED: Security fixes can be found here.
  • NEW: Per-window Private Browsing. Learn more.
  • NEW: New download experience. Learn more.
  • NEW: Ability to close hanging plugins, without the browser hanging.
  • CHANGED: Continued performance improvements around common browser tasks (page loads, downloads, shutdown, etc.).
  • DEVELOPER: Continued implementation of draft ECMAScript 6 – clear() and Math.imul.
  • DEVELOPER: New JavaScript Profiler tool.
  • HTML5: getUserMedia implemented for web access to the user’s camera and microphone (with user permission).
  • HTML5: <canvas> now supports blend modes.
  • HTML5: Various <audio> and <video> improvements.
  • FIXED: Details button on Crash Reporter (793972).
  • FIXED: Unity plugin doesn’t display in HiDPI mode (829284).

Here’s the full Android changelog:

  • FIXED: Security fixes can be found here.
  • NEW: Per-tab private browsing.
  • NEW: Gingerbread and Honeycomb support for H.264/AAC/MP3 hardware decoders.
  • NEW: Top Sites in about:home are now customizable.
  • CHANGED: The ‘Quit’ menu item has been removed from Firefox versions running on ICS and higher to follow Android convention. When done browsing just tap Home or Back. Use the QuitNow add-on if you want more control.
  • CHANGED: System requirements have been lowered to 384MB of RAM and QVGA displays.
  • DEVELOPER: Continued implementation of draft ECMAScript 6 – clear() and Math.imul.
  • HTML5: <canvas> now supports blend modes.
  • HTML5: Various <audio> and <video> improvements.
  • FIXED: Hide virtual keyboard when bookmarks list is opened (808408).
  • FIXED: Black area near tabs button after the URL bar is animated (817828).
  • FIXED: Tablets – home tab thumbnails may appear cut off (824483).
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