Categories: Firefox Beta

Ready for Download and Testing: New Firefox Beta Makes Navigating the Web Faster and Easier

A new Firefox Beta for Windows, Mac and Linux is now available for download and testing. This beta optimizes features to make it easier to get where you want on the Web.

What’s New in Firefox Beta for Users:

  • Redesigned Home Page: The Home Page now gives you easy access to Bookmarks, History, Settings, Add-ons, Downloads and Sync Preferences with one-click shortcuts.

Home Page

  • Redesigned New Tab page: When you open a new tab, you can easily get to your most recently and frequently visited sites. You can also customize, add or remove thumbnails to get to where you want to go in one click.

New Tab page

  • Tabs on Demand: Firefox loads tabs on demand when you restore a previous session, which makes it faster to restart Firefox windows with many tabs.

What’s New in Firefox Beta for Web Developers:

  • SPDY Support: Firefox Beta now supports SPDY by default. SPDY is a protocol designed as a successor to HTTP that reduces the amount of time it takes for websites to load. SPDY encrypts all communication with SSL, which makes browsing more secure. Users will notice quicker page load speeds on sites that support SPDY networking.
  • Developer Tool Updates: Firefox Beta includes a number of improvements to Web Developer Tools. Page Inspector now allows you to lock in CSS pseudo-classes on inspected page elements and Style Editor now saves CSS files loaded via file:// URLs without prompting to make the workflow for experimenting with CSS much quicker.

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