Mozilla Releases Firefox 18, Brings Faster JavaScript, PDF Viewer, Retina Display Support

Posted on Nov 27 2012 - 6:23am by Editorial Staff

Mozilla on Monday released the new Firefox version, the version 18 currently in Beta for Windows, Mac and Linux. The new version update brings JavaScript improvements which make Web apps and games perform better and support for W3C Touch Events and even it also leads to support Retina Display for Mac users.

Following are the new additions:

  • IonMonkey: IonMonkey is a new JavaScript JIT compiler that provides a more efficient way for Firefox to process JavaScript. With IonMonkey, Firefox will perform faster with Web apps, games and other JavaScript-heavy pages.
  • Retina Display Support: Firefox Beta supports Retina Display for Mac users to make Firefox even sharper when watching movies, playing games and browsing the Web.
  • Disable Insecure Content: Firefox Beta can disable insecure content on HTTPS secure websites to maintain the privacy of your communication with the website. You can enable the feature in about:config.
  • Support for W3C Touch Events: Firefox Beta supports standard W3C touch events in addition to MozTouch events.

The new version can be downloaded from

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