Firefox 18 For Windows, Mac And Linux Available For Downloads, Official Launch Due Later This Week

Posted on Jan 8 2013 - 12:29pm by Editorial Staff
Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox

With words we reported earlier that animated themes in Firefox 18 not available from now onwards, you must be amused to hear that the new Firefox 18, which is officially due to release this week later on is now available for Windows, Mac and Linux through Mozilla’s FTP server. Although there is Plan B also there, you can wait for the official launch and even can check out the Mozilla blog and even more if you are using an Android device, you may check on app updates automatically on the Google Play Store as when the new version comes into effect later this week you will be notified.

There’s no official Firefox 18 changelog as of yet, but we have the beta release notes available:

NEW: Support for Retina Display on OS X 10.7 and up.

NEW: Preliminary support for WebRTC.

CHANGED: Experience better image quality with our new HTML scaling algorithm.

CHANGED: Performance improvements around tab switching.

DEVELOPER: CSS3 Flexbox implemented.

DEVELOPER: Support for new DOM property window.devicePixelRatio.

DEVELOPER: Support for @supports added.

DEVELOPER: Improvement in startup time through smart handling of signed extension certificates.

HTML5: Support for W3C touch events impemented, taking the place of MozTouch events.

FIXED: Disable insecure content loading on HTTPS pages (62178).

FIXED: Improved responsiveness for users on proxies (769764).

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