Mozilla Officially Releases Firefox 8.0

Written by John Ponio    Tuesday, 08 November 2011 17:01

Firefox LogoSo yesterday Mozilla's Firefox 8.0 browser was released to those willing to go through FTP channels, but now it's officially released. You can download it here if you haven't gotten it already. While it's all fine and dandy that it's out now, what's the purpose of updating? Well, there are a whole bunch of updates and such. You can read the full bug list here, but the new things follow:

 

  • Add-ons installed by third party programs are now disabled by default
  • Added a one-time add-on selection dialog to manage previously installed add-ons
  • Added Twitter to the search bar for select locales. Additional locale support will be added in the future
  • Added a preference to load tabs on demand, improving start-up time when windows are restored
  • Improved performance and memory handling when using and elements
  • Added CORS support for cross-domain textures in WebGL
  • Added support for HTML5 context menus
  • Added support for insertAdjacentHTML
  • Improved CSS hyphen support for many languages
  • Improved WebSocket support
  • Fixed several stability issues
  • Fixed several security issues