Mozilla Unveils Firefox 23 For Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, Brings New Logo, Share Button And More

Posted on Aug 6 2013 - 10:03pm by Editorial Staff

Firefox Logo Evolution

Mozilla today officially announced the launch of Firefox 23 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android, bringing new logo, share button, mixed content blocker, network monitor on the desktop version. You can download the browser updated version directly via while Firefox 23 for Android is available via Google Play.

Here’s the official changelog:

  • NEW: Mixed content blocking enabled to protects users from man-in-the-middle attacks and eavesdroppers on HTTPS pages (learn more).
  • NEW: Options panel created for Web Developer Toolbox.
  • CHANGED: “Enable JavaScript” preference checkbox has been removed and user-set values will be reset to the default.
  • CHANGED: Updated Firefox Logo.
  • CHANGED: Improved about:memory’s functional UI.
  • CHANGED: Simplified interface for notifications of plugin installation.
  • CHANGED: Enabled DXVA2 on Windows Vista+ to accelerate H.264 video decoding.
  • CHANGED: Users can now switch to a new search provider across the entire browser.
  • CHANGED: CSP policies using the standard syntax and semantics will now be enforced.
  • CHANGED:  rendering improvements (see bug 838675).
  • CHANGED: Replace fixed-ratio audio resampler in capture code with Speex resampler and eliminate pseudo-44000Hz rate.
  • CHANGED: “Load images automatically” and Always show the tab bar” checkboxes removed from preferences and reset to defaults.
  • DEVELOPER: HTML5  form control implemented.
  • DEVELOPER: Write more accessible pages on touch interfaces with new ARIA role for key buttons.
  • DEVELOPER: Social share functionality.
  • DEVELOPER: Added unprefixed requestAnimationFrame.
  • DEVELOPER: Implemented a global browser console.
  • DEVELOPER: Dropped blink effect from text-decoration: blink; and completely removed element
  • DEVELOPER: New feature in toolbox: Network Monitor.
  • FIXED: Various security fixes.
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