Firefox 15 is available to download now

Mozilla officially launched Firefox 15 final, but, for the time being, the upgrade is not available for all the users. The Firefox 15 update comes with new features and several optimizations that are improving the overall performance of the popular web browser.

The new version of the Firefox web browser was made available for download about two months since the previous version, Firefox 15. The Firefox 15 launch will be followed by new updates for Firefox Beta and Firefox Aurora, on August 30th and August 31st, respectively.

The new Firefox 15 promises to better manage the RAM consumption of the add-on components. It seems that Mozilla is trying its best to make to users forget abut their web browser’s bad image regarding the resource management. The WebGL was also improved, receiving support for compressed textures, for improved performance for the in-browser games.

As about the new features introduced in Firefox 15, there’s native support for PDF documents visualization and SPDY v3 network protocol, for faster internet access.

 The web developers will receive a new JavaScript debugger integrated with the developer tools suite, layout view mode in Page Inspector, a feature for fast switch between desktop and mobile page version, next to some other less visible improvements.

The new Firefox 15 also brings a new system for Firefox updates installs, meant to shorten the time required to apply the update packages, as well as optimizations that are improving the reaction times of the Search feature.

If you are planning to download Firefox 15, you can go ahead and install the latest version from the web browser’s official page.

Source:tech.sc

Mozilla released Firefox 14 – what’s new

Mozilla has released Firefox 14 for desktop operating systems.

Mozilla’s Firefox web browser has received its six-week update with Firefox 14 automatically encrypting Google searches and supporting the Pointer Lock API. Mozilla has also included support for fullscreen mode in Mac OS X 10.7.

Mozilla said it encrypts Google search data by default, adding that users can now easily verify the identity of a web site by clicking on an icon to the left of the URL. According to Mozilla, the addition of search encryption is particularly handy for those using Firefox on wireless connections.

Firefox 14 support of Pointer Lock will improve mouse control for internet based applications and in particular games, Mozilla said. It cited its own HTML5 Browserquest game as an example of improved performance. With HTML5 expected to become the markup language of choice for web-based games developers, it seems a very good time for Firefox to support it.

Since Mozilla has put Firefox on its six-week rapid release schedule the organisation has come in for vocal criticism, with some people within Mozilla’s developer community questioning whether the move has resulted in users flocking to Chrome. Although Mozilla has produced an extended support release of Firefox, the problems Mozilla has had getting users to download and install the standard version suggest that only the most informed users will move to the long-term release.

New

  • Google searches now utilize HTTPS
  • Full screen support for Mac OS X Lion implemented
  • Plugins can now be configured to only load on click (requires an about:config change)
  • The Awesome Bar now auto-completes typed URLs

 

Changed

  • Improved site identity manager, to prevent spoofing of an SSL connection with favicons

Here summary of Firefox 14

 

Source:The Inquirer

New features in Firefox 13

Mozilla finally released new version of Firefox-13, the latest version of its open source. Although Mozilla has yet to make it publically available on Firefox’s website, the browser itself has made its way to our hands just a tad bit early.

The most visible new feature in Firefox 13 is its new Home page, one of the many interface changes implemented by the Firefox UX development team. This new Home page — accessible by typing about:home into the Address bar — provides users with the ability to create their own customised home page, with shortcuts to bookmarks, downloads, add-ons, history, sync, settings and an option for restoring the previous session. Users are presented with the option of using this home page when setting up Firefox 13 for the first time. [Read more...]

5 adds-on Mozilla Firefox yang berguna

Video Helper

Cara mudah untuk muat turun dan convert video web daripada laman video seperti Youtube. Juga sesuai untuk audio dan galeri gambar.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/video-downloadhelper/

Coolpreview-
Bertujuan untuk preview link dan imej tanpa meninggalkan tab atau laman yang sedang anda lawati.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/coolpreviews/

Adblock
Menghalang iklan-iklan yang tidak diundang. Biasanya iklan ni akan dipaparkan jika kita layari laman yang tak terkenal.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/adblock-plus/

ViewMark
ViewMarks adalah cara lain untuk menguruskan bookmark kita. Bila kita cipta bookmark,imej preview akan disimpan secara automatik. Jadi, bookmark kita akan lebih visual daripada biasa.
http://www.codepad.de/en/download/firefox-add-ons/viewmarks.html

Integrated Gmail
Gmail + Google Calendar + Google Reader + … + Gmail Labs = Integrated Gmail: Semuanya disimpan dalam satu tempat.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/integrated-gmail/