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Firefox 21.0 released

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Firefox 21.0 has been released.

 

New in Firefox 21 is the "Health Report", which is, according to Johnathan Nightingale, Vice President of Firefox Engineering:

 

... a new system we’ve built to log basic health information about your browser (time to start up, total running time, number of crashes, &c), and then give you tools to understand that information and fix any problems you encounter. The initial report is pretty simple, but it will evolve and grow in the coming months

Source: https://blog.mozilla.org/futurereleases/2013/05/14/firefox-heal-thyself/

 

Firefox 21.0 also includes 8 Security fixes, 3 of which are rated critical.

 

Firefox (referred to as Fx) is an open source browser developed by Mozilla. The second most popular browser worldwide, Firefox features a customizable user interface that allows you to enhance it using custom themes and Personas. Personas change the appearance of the user interface without rearranging the elements. Themes however, can completely change the UI ranging from the types of buttons to the color sceme used. Add-ons allow you to customize Firefox to your liking to make a more enjoyable web surfing experience. Some examples of popular add-ons that you can use to customize Firefox are AdBlock Plus, NoScript, DownThemAll!, TabMixPlus and many more.

Firefox has tabbed browsing, bookmarks, a built in session manager, private browsing, personas, themes, add-ons and more. Firefox does not use ActiveX which helps make it a more secure browser. Firefox does make use of many plugins to enhance your web experience. From Shockwave, Flash, Quicktime and more; your browsing experience reaches new levels with the Firefox browser.

 

Downloads:
Firefox 21.0 en-US (available for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and Android) | All builds
View: Release Notes
Homepage: Firefox

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The Health Report finally made it! It's been "coming soon" for a long time. Anyway, you'll find it under Help either in the Firefox menu or on the Menu Bar.

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21 not so exciting.

Looking forward to 22 which will have WebRTC, and new faster OdinMonkey JavaScript engine and CSS3 flexbox.

 

But I would really like to see it ported from Gtk 2 to Gtk 3 port, and support for <datalist> & <summary> elements, along with CSS 3 filters such as hue-rotation, grayscale, sepia, darken, brighten, etc.

 

Also better support for HTML5 form input types such as time, date, datetime, color, number, etc.

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