Firefox Download Available Before Official Firefox 19 Launch Tomorrow

For those of you just too anxious to wait for Firefox’s official launch of the web browser’s latest version, then wait no more. Firefox has made available for download their latest version a day before its official launch tomorrow.

The Firefox download is available for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X, and comes with a few new enhancements compared to the Firefox that came before it. It can be downloaded through Mozilla’s servers via FTP.

The biggest change to the browser’s newest version includes a built-in PDF viewer that allows users to view PDF documents right in the browser (welcome to 2010), and comes with other changes and fixes as well.

Here’s a complete list of changes that come with Firefox’s latest update:

  • New: Built-in PDF viewer.
  • Changed: Canas 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 no supports full-width
  • Fixed: Starting Firefox with -private flag incorrectly claims you are not in Private Browsing mode (802274).
Kaylie lives in Ottawa and got her first Mac in 2007 and is now a fan for life.