Firefox 13 Released

Written by John Ponio    Tuesday, 05 June 2012 17:51

Firefox Logo

Mozilla has released the latest version of their Firefox internet browser: Firefox 13. Aside from the usual bugfixes, they've added a most-visited page that pops up when you open a new tab, like Google Chrome.SPDY, which is a sort of successor to HTTP that makes browsing more secure and faster, is now enabled by default.

Firefox 13 Image

The new most-visited tab page, pictured above, is the biggest new feature. SPDY, as I mentioned before, is now support by default in Firefox 13, which will make browsing websites like Google and Twitter faster and more secure.

Changes:

  • PDY protocol now enabled by default for faster browsing on supported sites
  • Restored background tabs are not loaded by default for faster startup
  • Smooth scrolling is now enabled by default

Developer: 

  • 72 total improvements to Page Inspector, HTML panel, Style Inspector, Scratchpad and Style Editor
  • The column-fill CSS property has been implemented
  • Experimental support for ECMAScript 6 Map and Set objects has been implemented
  • Support for the CSS3 background-position property extended syntax has been added
  • The :invalid pseudo-class can now be applied to the element
  • The CSS turn unit is now supported
A complete list of bug fixes can be found here. Read the blog post about the update here. Download Firefox 13 here