New Firefox Beta is Released

Written by John Ponio    Monday, 22 August 2011 16:39

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Mozilla has released the latest Firefox beta, and it has tons of new stuff. You can download the beta here, and check out the release notes here.

New in Firefox Beta for Windows, Mac and Linux:

  • Optimized Memory Use: Reduces memory use and improves performance areas including responsiveness, startup and page load time, even in complex websites and Web apps
  • Improved memory management: The JavaScript garbage collector works more frequently to free up memory and improve performance when you have many tabs open or keep Firefox running for a long time
  • Enhanced Firefox Sync: Your data syncs faster when a bookmark or password is added or changed
  • Azure Direct2D for Canvas: Helps Firefox speed up HTML5 Canvas-based animation rendering
  • Web timing spec: Enables developers to measure page load time and site navigation so they can identify how to make website performance improvements
  • CSS 3 Text-Overflow: ellipsis: Additional way for developers to display CSS 3 text that overflows the layout area
  • Telemetry: Install this add-on and opt-in to report browser performance data and help improve future versions of Firefox