Firefox 7 available!

firefox 7Firefox 7 is out, available as usual in all flavours (Win, Mac OS…).

This year Firefox, and the Mozilla guys, have been working quite hard pulling off so many software releases.

The latest version of Firefox has the following changes:

  • Drastically improved memory handling for certain use cases
  • Added a new rendering backend to speed up Canvas operations on Windows systems
  • Bookmark and password changes now sync almost instantly when using Firefox Sync
  • The ‘http://’ URL prefix is now hidden by default
  • Added support for text-overflow: ellipsis
  • Added support for the Web Timing specification
  • Enhanced support for MathML
  • The WebSocket protocol has been updated from version 7 to version 8
  • Added an opt-in system for users to send performance data back to Mozilla to improve future versions of Firefox
  • Fixed several stability issues
  • Fixed several security issues

I’m a long-time Firefox addict and usually welcome any new release but, please Mozilla, take a breath until you give us Firefox 8!

By the way, has anyone appreciated the Firefox 6 (yes, still fiddling with that) Scratchpad?
The new Scratchpad tool makes it simple to quickly enter, execute, test and refine JavaScript snippets in Firefox without needing to work in a one-line console.

Check Mozilla to download Firefox 7.

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