Mozilla Unveils Firefox 24 For Windows, Mac, Linux And Android

Posted on Sep 18 2013 - 12:42am by Editorial Staff


Mozilla today officially unveiled Firefox next instalment for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android: the Firefox version 24. The new version brings option to mass close tabs “to the right,” WebRTC support and NFC sharing on Android. You can download the Firefox 24 from while Android version is available for download via Google Play.

Here’s the official changelog for Firefox 24:

  • NEW: Support for new scrollbar style in Mac OS X 10.7 and newer.
  • NEW: Implemented Close tabs to the right.
  • NEW: Social: Ability to tear-off chat windows to view separately by simply dragging them out.
  • CHANGED: Accessibility related improvements on using pinned tabs (see 577727).
  • CHANGED: Removed support for Revocation Lists feature (see 867465).
  • CHANGED: Performance improvements on New Tab Page loads (see 791670).
  • DEVELOPER: Major SVG rendering improvements around Image tiling and scaling (see 600207).
  • DEVELOPER: Improved and unified Browser console for enhanced debugging experience, replacing existing Error console.
  • DEVELOPER: Removed support for sherlock files that are loaded from application or profile directory.
  • FIXED: Replace fixed-ratio audio resampler in capture code with Speex resampler and eliminate pseudo-44000Hz rate (see 886886).

Here’s the full Firefox 24 for Android changelog:

  • NEW: Enabled support for WebRTC.
  • NEW: Ability to share open tabs between NFC-enabled phones.
  • NEW: Easy access to your favourite share application from main menu. Read more in the blog post.
  • NEW: Added support for Braille, Popup announcements, Door hangers retain focus and a lot more for TalkBack users.
  • NEW: Better night reading experience with Night mode functionality in Reader.
  • NEW: Added Swedish, British and Catalan to Android multi-locale builds.
  • DEVELOPER: Removed support for sherlock files that are loaded from application or profile directory.
  • CHANGED: Baidu is now the default search engine for the Chinese locale.
  • FIXED: Can’t write accented characters on HTC devices (see 906506).
  • FIXED: 24.0: Security fixes can be found here.
About the Author

Editorial Staff at I2Mag is a team of subject experts.