Firefox 18 beta hits the web

Posted on Tuesday, Nov 27 2012 @ 17:06 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Mozilla released a beta version of Firefox 18, you can download it over here. New in this release is preliminary support for WebRTC (an API to enable real-time communication without plug-ins), support for Retina Display on OS X 10.7 and up, a better HTML image scaling algorithm, performance improvements, and more.

Here's the full overview of what's new:
  • 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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    Thomas De Maesschalck

    Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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