Firefox updated to 22.0

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Date: Tuesday, June 25th, 2013, 08:57
Category: News, Software

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Sit back, grab a refreshing drink and watch the Firefox version numbers soar…

On Tuesday, Mozilla.org released version 22.0 of its Firefox web browser. The new version, a 42.6 megabyte download via MacUpdate, adds the following fixes and changes:

New:
– Mac OS X: Download progress in Dock application icon.

– HTML5 audio/video playback rate can now be changed.

– Social services management implemented in Add-ons Manager.

– asm.js optimizations (OdinMonkey) enabled for major performance improvements.

Changed:
– Improved WebGL rendering performance through asynchronous canvas updates.

– Plain text files displayed within Firefox will now word-wrap.

– For user security, the |Components| object is no longer accessible from web content.

– Improved memory usage and display time when rendering images.

– Pointer Lock API can now be used outside of fullscreen.

Developer:
– CSS3 Flexbox implemented and enabled by default.

– New Web Notifications API implemented.

– Added clipboardData API for JavaScript access to a user’s clipboard.

– New built-in font inspector.

HTML5:
– New HTML5 data and time elements.

Fixed:
– Scrolling using some high-resolution-scroll aware touchpads feels slow (829952).

Firefox 22.0 requires an Intel-based Mac running Mac OS X 10.6 or later to install and run.

If you’ve tried the new version and have any feedback to offer, please let us know in the comments.

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