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Browsing Made Easy
# Awesome Bar
Get to your favorite sites quickly even if you dont remember the URLs. Type your term into the location bar (aka the Awesome Bar) and the autocomplete function will include possible matches from your browsing history, bookmarked sites and open tabs.
The Awesome Bar learns as you use it-over time, it adapts to your preferences and offers better-fitting matches. Weve tweaked it to give you greater control over the results (including privacy settings) and increased performance so you find what you need even faster.
# Improved Interface
We're always looking for ways to make your browsing easier and more efficient.
# Stay in Sync
Sync seamlessly connects your desktop and mobile Firefoxes, so you can access your browsing history, passwords, bookmarks and even open tabs no matter which device you use. Access years of desktop browsing the first day you fire up your mobile, and use saved passwords from your desktop to fill out forms on your phone.
Now you can surf the Web on your desktop, get up in the middle of browsing and have your open tabs ready and waiting on your mobile, just as you left them. Your browsing will never be the same!
# Password Manager
Tired of trying to remember or retype your passwords every time you visit a favorite site? Firefox is here to help! Youll be prompted with a non-intrusive option to remember passwords when you first log in-after that, Firefox will take care of the rest.
# Form Complete
When you're filling out an online form like your shipping address, Firefox will suggest information for each field based on your most common answers for similar fields in other forms. Tired of typing out the same answers over and over? You'll be zipping through the forms in no time!
# Pop-Up Blocker
Banish pop-ups (and pop-under windows) from your surfing experience once and for all. Or, find a happy medium: choose to view blocked pop-ups or create an allow list of sites whose pop-ups you're okay with seeing.
# Integrated Web Search
Searching the Web is a breeze with the search box, located just to the right of your location bar. Select the search engine of your choice and enter your search terms into the box. The box width is even adjustable if you need more space.
# Search Suggestions
Start typing in the search bar and it will prompt you with a drop down of filled-in suggestions. You can even use the search bar as a calculator, converter and more.
# Hundreds of Search Engines
Choose from the preset drop down list of search options or select manage search engines to browse for many more search-related add-ons.
# Smart Keywords
Search the Web in record time with smart keywords. With a few clicks you can assign keywords to search engines, and then simply enter your key and search words in the location bar. Assigning books to Amazon.com means you can type in a search like books about home building and zip right there, with no pausing on the Amazon home page.
# Location-Aware Browsing
Need directions, or help finding a restaurant? Firefox can tell sites where you're located so you can get the most relevant and useful information. The browser wont share your location without your permission, either your privacy is the top priority.
# Session Restore
Session Restore instantly brings back your windows and tabs, restoring text you entered and any in-progress downloads. You can restart the browser without losing your place after you install an add-on or software update. And, if Firefox or your computer unexpectedly closes, you don't have to spend time recovering data or retracing your steps through the Web. If you're in the middle of typing an email, you'll pick up where you left off, even down to the last word you typed.
# Spell Checking
A built-in spell checker works directly in Web pages, like blog posts and email. Save yourself a step and stop worrying about typos.
# One-Click Bookmarking
Manage your bookmarks a lot or a little. One click on the star icon at the end of the location bar bookmarks a site. Two clicks and you can choose where to save it and whether to tag it. File bookmarked sites in easy-to-access folders and organize according to theme (like job search or favorite shopping). Find your bookmarked sites in a flash by entering the tag, page or bookmark name into the location bar. The more you use your tags and bookmark names in the location bar, the more the system will adapt to your preferences.
Label a site with names or categories that are meaningful to you. For example, you can label both www.bbc.co.uk and www.nytimes.com with the news tag. When you enter news into the location bar, both sites will be shown as results. A single site can have multiple tags, and theres no limit to the number of tags you can create. You may not remember the exact name of a site, but with a tag, youll be able to find it easily.
Make your browser as efficient as you can imagine. Your browsing history and your bookmarks are archived in the Library, where they can be easily searched and organized. As your bookmark list and history grow, you can save your frequent searches in automatically updated smart folders.
# Search and Find
The find feature appears with a simple keystroke. Search for a word or phrase on an open Web page. Highlight text before using the feature and the finder opens pre-filled with your selection. See all instances of your search at once, or scroll backwards and forwards through any appearances of the word on the page.
# RSS Feed Reader
Spending hours combing the Web for the latest news and updates? Instead, add an RSS feed icon to your toolbar and create feeds using an online web service, a client-side feed reader or by creating a Firefox Live Bookmark.
# Download Manager
Download files seamlessly and securely! A pause and resume feature means you can stop and start anytime. So, if youre halfway through downloading a big file and its time to catch the bus, just pause and pick up where you left off later. The resume function also works if your system crashes or is forced to restart. The manager shows your download progress and even lets you search your files by name or the Web address where the download came from.
# Offline Browsing
Take your computer offline and still have your information at your fingertips. Certain sites may allow applications-like your Web-based email - to stay with you at all times.
# Full Zoom
Want to see captions and pictures in a larger size? An elegant new zoom feature lets you swoop in and see the details on web pages, zeroing in on what matters. The pages will scale equally, with all the elements of layout changing at the same level.
# Naturalized Look & Feel
The Firefox platform looks and feels like home. Think of it as a Firefox whos really good at making friends. Whether you use Windows 7, Mac or Linux, the browser seamlessly integrates into your computers environment. A native look makes for a flawless interface that never gives you pause.
# Super Speed
# Crash Protection
Firefox provides uninterrupted browsing when there is a crash in the Adobe Flash, Apple QuickTime or Microsoft Silverlight plugins. If one of these commonly-used plugins crashes or freezes, it won't affect the rest of Firefox. Instead, you can simply reload the page to restart the plugin and try again.
# 3D on the Web
WebGL brings 3D graphics to Firefox, opening the door for developers to create vivid games and new kinds of visualizations and experiences for the Web.
# Real World Performance
# Hardware Acceleration
Experience super-fast graphics acceleration of video and Web content with a new layers-based graphics system that takes advantage of Direct2D and Direct3D on Windows and OpenGL on Mac.
# Instant Web Site ID
Want to be extra sure about a sites legitimacy before you make a purchase? Click on its favicon for an instant identity overview. Another click digs deeper: how many times have you visited? Are your passwords saved? Check up on suspicious sites, avoid Web forgeries and make sure a site is what it claims to be.
# Private Browsing
Sometimes its nice to go undercover: turn this feature on and protect your browsing history. You can slip in and out of private browsing mode quickly, so its easy to go back to what you were doing before as if nothing ever happened. This feature is great if youre doing your online banking on a shared computer or checking email from an Internet cafe
# Do Not Track
Many sites track your online behavior and sell that data to advertisers. If that makes you uncomfortable, Firefox lets you tell sites you want to opt out of behavioral tracking and keep your browsing habits private.
# Forget This Site
Having second thoughts about having visited a certain site? Remove every trace of ever having been there!
# Securing Website Connections
Firefox keeps attackers from intercepting your sensitive data by automatically establishing secure connections to websites that offer secure https servers.
# Content Security Policy
The Content Security Policy in Firefox is designed to shut down cross-site scripting attacks by providing a mechanism for sites to explicitly tell the browser which content is legitimate. The browser can then disregard any content that has not been blessed by the site, keeping you protected in the process.
# Customized Security Settings
Control the level of scrutiny youd like Firefox to give a site. You can even enter exceptions-sites that dont need the third degree. Customize settings for passwords, cookies, loading images, and installing add-ons for a fully empowered Web experience.
# Parental Controls
Enforce parental control settings youve entered on Windows 7 to stop unwanted downloads and more.
# Secure Updates
Firefox looks for a secure connection before installing or updating add-ons, third-party software, and Personas.
# Anti-Virus Integration
Firefox integrates elegantly with your Windows anti-virus software. When you download a file, your computers anti-virus program automatically checks it to protect you against viruses and other malware, which could otherwise attack your computer.
Shop and do business safely on the Internet. Firefox gets a fresh update of forgery sites a whopping 48 times a day, so if you try to visit a fraudulent site thats pretending to be someone you trust (like your bank), a warning message will stop you before any harm is done.
# Clear Recent History
Clear all your private data or just your activity over the past few hours with a few quick clicks. You have full control over what to delete, and then your info is gone for good-on your own computer or the one at your local library. Its that easy.
Firefox protects you from viruses, worms, trojan horses, and spyware delivered over the Web. If you accidentally access an attack site, it will warn you away from the site and tell you why it isnt safe to use.
# Add-ons Manager
The Add-ons Manager has been redesigned to let you discover and install add-ons without ever leaving Firefox. Browse ratings, recommendations, descriptions and pictures of the add-ons in action to help you make your selection. Your Add-ons Manager even lets you view, manage and disable third-party plugins in a few easy clicks, checking and auto-updating any of your installed add-ons every time you open the Manager pane.
# Dress Up Your Firefox with Personas
Change the look of your Firefox to practically anything with Personas: thousands of easy-to-install themes created by users from around the world (or that you make yourself!). With a single click, you can dress your browser up in simple designs, colorful patterns, and content from partners like Harry Potter and Bob Marley.
# Customizable Interface
Everyone likes to browse their own way, so weve made it easy to adjust the Firefox interface to be exactly the way you like it: re-arrange, organize, add or remove buttons or fields to change your browsing experience however you want. Just right click on the navigation toolbar and select the Customize option to get started.
# Beyond Add-ons
Add-ons are the cornerstone of customization, but adapting Firefox to suit your style doesnt stop there. You can add new search engines, change toolbar preferences, display different sizes, shapes and styles for your browsers navigation buttons and more. With additional preferences, you can specify a Web mail client (such as Gmail) to open up when you click on an address from a Web page or set up a news reader application for the blogs you encounter.
# 100,000s of Ways to Customize
The skys the limit with a growing library of thousands of Firefox add-ons, little extras you choose to download and install for a browser that works your way. Manage online auctions, upload digital photos, see the weather forecast in a glance and listen to music all from the convenience of your browser.
The cutting edge
# Newest Web Technologies
Site authors and developers will love Firefoxs new and enhanced functionalities. If creating advanced content and applications gets you excited, Firefox is the best browser choice. Visit our Web O' Wonder to learn more.
# Upgrading Forms
Make annoying form implementation development a thing of the past. Firefox-integrated form features like list attributes and HTML validation provide the tools you need.
# WebM and HD Video
As pioneers of HTML5 video standards, Firefox also supports the WebM format so you can watch open HD-quality video.
Firefox includes an HTML5-ready parser. This parser brings with it some new capabilities, most notably inline SVG, but also improves performance by running the parsing algorithm on its own processor.
Firefox includes an early version of IndexedDB to give developers a first look at experimenting with local storage in the browser.
# Next-Generation Graphics
You have to see it to believe it. Thanks to our upgraded graphics engine, the rendering of text and graphics, including SVG and Canvas, is faster and sharper than ever before. Firefox automatically color-corrects images (like your digital photos) to make sure the colors are exactly as their data intended.
# Enhanced File API
With added support for .click() to the File upload control, .slice and file API urls, Firefox allows developers to better customize the file upload experience.
# Stylin Pages with CSS3
Support for new CSS3 features like border-radius, box-shadow and other Transitions and Transformations makes it easy to add elegant animations to Web pages.
# Audio API
# Multi-touch Support
Firefox now integrates multi-touch support for Windows 7, enabling you to interact with your browser in a whole new way.
# Web Console
Want to know what makes cutting-edge sites tick? Firefox allows you to peek under the hood of dynamic web pages with this experimental analysis tool.
# Fabulous Fonts
Firefox supports open font formats like WOFF, TrueType and OpenType, meaning site designers are no longer limited to a select handful of web-ready fonts as they create their sites. Because Firefox makes sure to display and render type properly even if you dont have the font installed on your computer, you can view a wide variety of fonts while you browse.
# The Language of Firefox
Firefox speaks your language like no other browser on earth. Because the Web is a public resource shared by everyone, weve made our browser available in as many languages as possible. We have over 75 different translations, from French and Chinese to Finnish and Czech. Find your language.
# Better Text Rendering
Read your language as its written-more like real life. Our graphics engine renders Arabic, Persian, Punjabi and other script languages in a remarkably seamless way.
# Emphasis on Accessibility
By minimizing keystrokes, allowing users to zoom in on Web pages and supporting screen readers, Firefox is that much easier to use for those with mobility disabilities and visual impairments.
Go beyond translation and experience the web in a way that makes sense to you. Local developers who know whats best for their community have customized your Firefox browsing experience with local dictionaries, search providers, live bookmarks and Web feeds. Depending on where you live, youll see things like BBC headlines tailored to your region or experience features that work with Baidu, the Chinese search engine.
Changelog for this release:
Mitigate a startup crash issue caused by Websense (Windows only) (Bug 1304783)