Firefox 20.0 Final

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  1. moontan

    moontan Registered Member

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    just released a few hours ago.

    Changes:
    • Per-window Private Browsing.
    • New download experience.
    • Ability to close hanging plugins without the browser hanging.
    • Continued performance improvements around common browser tasks.
    • Continued implementation of draft ECMAScript 6 - clear() and Math.imul.
    • New JavaScript Profiler tool.
    • getUserMedia implemented for web access to the user's camera and microphone.
    • <canvas> now supports blend modes.
    • Various <audio> and <video> improvements.
    • Fixed details button on Crash Reporter.
    • Fixed Unity plugin doesn't display in HiDPI mode.
    • Numerous bug fixes.
     
  2. Daveski17

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    Released where?
     
  3. moontan

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    it's available on Majorgeeks and other but i'll just wait for mine to update when it hits the official channels.

    probably within a day, 2 at the most.
     
  4. Daveski17

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    Probably the best thing to do.
     
  5. 3x0gR13N

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    You can just change the version number on the default download link:
    -http://download.mozilla.org/?lang=en-US&product=firefox-20.0&os=win-
     
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  6. ratchet

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    SourceForge emailing Cyberfox 20 too. That Cyberfox dude is amazing!
     
  7. siljaline

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    Thanks for the info!

    Cheers.
     
  10. Carver

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    Majorgeeks must have taken it down for some reason, its on the update channel now.
     
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    Thanks for the update!
     
  12. merisi

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    This like most of the new versions of Firefox, I find I can't notice the difference.
     
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    Fixed vulnerabilities:
    https://www.mozilla.org/security/known-vulnerabilities/firefox.html
     
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    https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2013/04/02/firefox-gives-you-more-control-over-your-privacy/
     
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    I hope this isn't too off topic, but has anyone noticed any real difference between FF and Waterfox ? :)
     
  17. siljaline

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    I have a Facebook account. Under the new Firefox build, my aggregate telemetry is now scraped while Facebook is in use :cautious:

    Will definitely disable feature.
     

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  18. WSFuser

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    I'm confused what does the telemetry have to do with Facebook? According to that page it just says:
     
  19. siljaline

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    Could we concur that the telemetry tab is new ? As far as I've been running Firefox, I have not seen this new way of reporting data.

    When I first visited Facebook once I had installed this new build - the choice was given by Facebook to opt-out. This is what I have done.

    More as I know more.
     
  20. TheWindBringeth

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    Don't forget to check the "complete list of changes" which for this release takes you to http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/20.0/releasenotes/.

    One thing I look for is references to phone home features (telemetry, crash reports, health report, etc) and then check out the bug reports to get a better understanding of the new behavior and also identify the related preference changes. Doing so makes rapid releases that much more unpleasant, but it has helped in various ways particularly when it comes to setting up autoconfig and/or user.js.
     
  21. WSFuser

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    The telemetry tab is new but the settings themselves are not. In previous builds, they were in the General tab iirc.
    I think this might be related to Firefox's social API, however I don't know how to trigger your opt-out message. The "social.enabled" setting was set to disabled (default) for me. Also I have Facebook but not their messenger addon.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up!
     
  23. NormanF

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    Firefox 64X won't be available until Firefox 21.

    Until then people should continue to use Cyberfox.

    Waterfox is no longer updated with each subsequent Firefox release.
     
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    Firefox 21 will be supported as 64 bit? Since when? The last information I heard on it was that FF was only keeping x64 nightlies as an unsupported "You want it, you work on it" deal?

    Cyberfox isn't bad, but I think it's time to give up on Waterfox.

    Edit: http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/21.0a2/auroranotes/. Where is this x64 mention?
     
  25. lotuseclat79

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    I am running the 20.0 Linux version of Firefox and notice that the telemetry check box stays clicked on between Firefox Preference sessions, while the crash_reporter check box does not! I assume this is an unintended bug that needs to be fixed, but there is no easy way of reporting it.

    -- Tom
     
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