Firefox updated to 23.0

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Date: Tuesday, August 6th, 2013, 11:29
Category: News, Software

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The updates just keep comin’.

On Tuesday, Mozilla.org released version 23.0 of its Firefox web browser. The new version, a 44.3 megabyte download via MacUpdate, adds the following fixes and changes:

– Mixed content blocking enabled to protects users from man-in-the-middle attacks and eavesdroppers on HTTPS pages (learn more).

– Options panel created for Web Developer Toolbox.

– “Enable JavaScript” preference checkbox has been removed and user-set values will be reset to the default.

– Updated Firefox Logo.

– Improved about:memory’s functional UI.

– Simplified interface for notifications of plugin installation.

– Enabled DXVA2 on Windows Vista+ to accelerate H.264 video decoding.

– Users can now switch to a new search provider across the entire browser.

– CSP policies using the standard syntax and semantics will now be enforced rendering improvements (see bug 838675).

– Replace fixed-ratio audio resampler in webrtc.org capture code with Speex resampler and eliminate pseudo-44000Hz rate.

– “Load images automatically” and Always show the tab bar” checkboxes removed from preferences and reset to defaults.

– HTML5 form control implemented.

– Write more accessible pages on touch interfaces with new ARIA role for key buttons.

– Social share functionality.

– Added unprefixed requestAnimationFrame.

– Implemented a global browser console.

– Dropped blink effect from text-decoration: blink; and completely removed element.

– New feature in toolbox: Network Monitor.

– Various security fixes.

Firefox 23.0 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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