Another update for the Firefox Web browser by Mozilla has been launched, putting the browser at version 12. Unfortunately, the browser doesnít support Mac OS X Lionís full-screen mode as it was rumored to have in one of the Firefox version 12 betas. The update is for Mac, Windows, and Linux users. If a Firefox popup window hasnít already come up alerting you about the version 12 update, you can find it by going to Firefox>About Firefox and the download will begin automatically (Mac).
Firefox 12 features all of the following improvements via the Firefox 12 release notes:
- Windows users can update Firefox much easier, using the User Account Control (UAC)
- Page source now numbers the lines of code
- Line breaks can now be used in the title attribute (Web developers)
- 'Find in Page' command will now center the browser on the search result if found
- Pasting a URL to the download manager will start automatic downloads
- Added support for the text-align-last CSS property (Web developers)
- Problem with WebGL performance on some Mac OS X machines has been fixed
- Problem with some TinyMCE-based editors failing to load has been fixed
- Many security improvements added
Mozilla has also notes that there are some known issues with Firefox 12 that they will be working on for the next version including an issue with vertical scrolling on Synaptic touch pads, slow scrolling in the GMail window, a crashing problem when starting Firefox using a locked profile, and finally a problem where using Windows System Restore could prevent Firefox from alerting you of Firefox updates.
While all of the larger improvements are subject to opinion on their usefulness, the update is recommended for all Firefox users because the security enhancements and stability improvements will help you keep your computer safe and improve your computer performance.
If you're having trouble using the automatic update process, you can download the update manually from the following links:
Windows: click here
Mac OS X: click here
Linux: click here