Firefox 20 Launches Today

  • Improved support for HTML5
  • Private browsing mode
  • Improved download manager

Mozilla has just updated its Firefox browser today which brings in a slew of new features designed to improve both consumer experience and provide additional developer support.

  • Improved support for HTML5
  • Private browsing mode
  • Improved download manager

Mozilla has just updated its Firefox browser today which brings in a slew of new features designed to improve both consumer experience and provide additional developer support.

On top of the list of improvements on the browser is Firefox’s private browsing mode which lets users to open a private browsing window without the need to shut down the whole browser.

The update also brings in an improved download manager for the desktop which gives users the ability to keep track of the files they are downloading via the download panel. Users will also have numerous options when it comes to their downloads such as pausing, resuming, cancelling or opening the destination folder of the downloaded file.

Firefox 20 also provides support for additional HTML5 and WebRTC features. The update will now allow users to customize the shortcuts on the homescreen with their favourite sites.

Android users on the other hand will have the ability to use per-tab private browsing. Moreover, the update will also provide support for devices that run on less powerful ARMv6 processors.

Lastly, the new version of the Firefox browser will add support for WebRTC’s getUserMedia call, which allows developers to access a user’s camera or microphone. Firefox 20 will now also support blend modes for the <canvas> element and a number of audio and video improvements.

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