Mozilla Firefox 19 available for download ahead of launch

By Swapnil Mathur | Published on 19 Feb 2013

The next update of the browser from Mozilla, Firefox 19, has just become available through its FTP servers a day ahead of launch.

Mozilla Firefox 19 available for download ahead of launch

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Mozilla Firefox has just released version 19 of its popular desktop browser and is available through its own FTP servers. The new versions brings with it several bug fixes and additional features.

For starters, version 19 of Firefox finally brings the ability to view PDF files in-browser. Along with that, there are several changes and fixes that would be of key interest to you if you’re a developer. A few days ago, Mozilla also released a touch-friendly version of the browser to developers to get it in line with the windows 8 Metro UI.

In case you’re wondering what exactly has changed, here’s the complete changelog:

  • 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).

While the official launch of the browser is still a day away, if you’re the sorts who just cannot wait for an update, then you can download Firefox 19 directly from Mozilla’s FTP server by clicking here

Swapnil Mathur

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