Firefox 19 for desktop is due to officially launch today, with long-anticipated built-in PDF viwer. The latest version is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux and you can access it now from Mozilla’s FTP servers.firefox_19

For those who prefer to wait for the official launch today, make sure your browser pointed  If you use Firefox on your Android device, make sure to check for app updates over on theGoogle Play Store as a new version is likely arriving today as well.

There’s no official Firefox 19 change log as of yet, but the beta release notes should serve as a decent guideline:

  • NEW: Built-in PDF viewer.
  • CHANGED: Canvas elements can export their content as an image blob using canvas.toBlob().
  • CHANGED: Startup performance improvements (bugs 715402 and 756313).
  • DEVELOPER: Debugger now supports pausing on exceptions and hiding non-enumerable properties.
  • DEVELOPER: Remote Web Console is available for connecting to Firefox on Android or Firefox OS (experimental, set devtools.debugger.remote-enabled to true).
  • DEVELOPER: There is now a Browser Debugger available for add-on and browser developers (experimental, set to true).
  • DEVELOPER: Web Console CSS links now open in the Style Editor.
  • HTML5: CSS @page is now supported.
  • HTML5: CSS viewport-percentage length units implemented (vh, vw, vmin and vmax).
  • HTML5: CSS text-transform now supports full-width.
  • FIXED: Starting Firefox with -private flag incorrectly claims you are not in Private Browsing mode

We will keep you updated of the new changes.


Credit: The Next Web