Firefox 19 Available For Download Via FTP, Official Launch Coming Tuesday

Posted on Feb 19 2013 - 11:37am by Editorial Staff

Firefox 19 for desktop officially due for Tuesday with its long-anticipated built-in PDF viewer but you can grab it now from Mozilla’s servers via FTP, although it would be interested to know that latest version is already available for Windows, Mac and Linux.

Firefox 19

Firefox 19

If you wish to wait for the official launch, keep a regular check on website although you do like to keep an eye on Mozilla blog although you can use Firefox on your Android device for checking on app updates.

There’s no official Firefox 19 changelog as of yet, but with the beta release notes you do get to know that what’s coming up side:

  • NEW: Built-in PDF viewer.
  • CHANGED: Canvas elements can export their content as an image blob using canvas.toBlob().
  • CHANGED: Startup performance improvements (bugs 715402 and 756313).
  • DEVELOPER: Debugger now supports pausing on exceptions and hiding non-enumerable properties.
  • DEVELOPER: Remote Web Console is available for connecting to Firefox on Android or Firefox OS (experimental, set devtools.debugger.remote-enabled to true).
  • DEVELOPER: There is now a Browser Debugger available for add-on and browser developers (experimental, set to true).
  • DEVELOPER: Web Console CSS links now open in the Style Editor.
  • HTML5: CSS @page is now supported.
  • HTML5: CSS viewport-percentage length units implemented (vh, vw, vmin and vmax).
  • HTML5: CSS text-transform now supports full-width.
  • FIXED: Starting Firefox with -private flag incorrectly claims you are not in Private Browsing mode (802274).
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