New Features, Less Interruption

Firefox has some new features that we think you’ll really like. They let you browse easier, with less interruption.

Private Browsing allows you to surf the Web without saving any information about which sites and pages you’ve visited. Many of you have asked us to expand this feature so you can open a private window without closing the entire session. Our engineers went to work and delivered a new Private Browsing mode that lets you open up a new private window during an existing session.

Using this tool is easy. Look under your File menu and then select New Private Window. More on specifics for your operating system in this support article.

You can also open a link in a private window.  Right click on it and choose Open in a New Private Window.

We’ve also improved the download experience. You know that floating download window that gets lost behind other windows? It’s gone! Now, your downloads are just a click away and easier to find, because you monitor your download progress right in the Firefox toolbar. Let’s take a peek at how it looks!

Last (but in no way least) we’ve added a PDF viewer built right into your browser. It allows you to read PDFs directly within the browser vs opening them separately with a plugin like Reader.  This saves you time and makes for a more integrated browsing experience. Here’s how to set it up.

There you have it! Three new features that mean less interruption for you on the Web.