Mozilla Firefox 3.6 Out 22 Jan 2010

Amazing news, after many days or many months with Firefox 3.5 and with new patches released periodically, Mozilla has brought us FIREFOX 3.6 which is said to be loading websites 20% faster, and much more performance friendly with javascript.

Previously TechieDan was anticipating the arrival of Firefox 3.6 in this article here. The time is here.

After clicking Help > Check for Updates, I am greeted with this screen.

Then finally update is completed. Firefox requested to restart.  Restart was done to welcome the splash screen of Firefox 3.6.

Here are the few new notable updates for the Firefox 3.6

  1. Available in more than 70 languages.
  2. Support for a new type of theme called Personas, which allow users to change Firefox’s appearance with a single click.
  3. Protection from out-of-date plugins to keep users safer as they browse.
  4. Open, native video can now be displayed full screen and supports poster frames.
  5. Improved JavaScript performance, overall browser responsiveness, and startup time.
  6. The ability for web developers to indicate that scripts should run asynchronously to speed up page load times.
  7. Continued support for downloadable web fonts using the new WOFF font format.
  8. Support for new CSS attributes such as gradients, background sizing, and pointer events.
  9. Support for new DOM and HTML5 specifications including the Drag & Drop API and the File API, which allow for more interactive web pages.
  10. Changes to how third-party software can integrate with Firefox in order to prevent crashes.

After using it for the past few hours, TechieDan has no complaints. Seemingly it does what it claimed to do. One cool feature is now one can personalize their Firefox using the Persona function. Of course if you don’t have Firefox, you can get it here.

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