Firefox 20 now available with improved download manager and private browsing

Firefox 20 is now available for download, improving private browsing, apart from adding a new download manager and new HTML5 features.

Published Date
03 - Apr - 2013
| Last Updated
03 - Apr - 2013
Firefox 20 now available with improved download manager and priva...

Firefox 20 now has better private browsing features, something users have been asking for, for the past four years. The addition to private browsing allows users to open a new private browsing window without the need to close or change the active browsing session. The private browsing feature is also making an appearance on the Android version of Firefox. On the mobile version of the browser, the feature is available as per tab basis.

On its official blog, Mozilla says, “You can shop for a birthday gift in a private window with your existing browsing session uninterrupted. You can also use a private browsing window to check multiple email accounts simultaneously. We are also proud to announce that Firefox for Android also supports private browsing on a per tab basis. Firefox for Android allows you to open a new private browsing tab during your current browsing session, allowing you to switch between private and standard tabs within the same browsing session.”

Firefox 20 also shows off a new Download Manager. The Download Manager is present in the toolbar of the browser, “so users can monitor, view and locate downloaded files without having to switch to another window”. The Mozilla blog says, “The new Download Manager makes downloading files with Firefox even easier. Firefox for Android allows you to customize the shortcuts on the home screen with your favorite or most frequently visited sites, so they are only a tap away.”

Firefox for Android also adds support for more devices with a less powerful processor running on the ARM v6 architecture. This includes smartphones like Samsung Galaxy Next, HTC Aria, HTC Legend, Samsung Dart, Samsung Galaxy Pop and the Samsung Galaxy Q. Mozilla says that with this it is bringing the Firefox experience to 50 million more phones.

Those interested can download the latest version of Firefox here.

Source: Mozilla Blog

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