If you are an avid Firefox user then I am pretty sure that you already downloaded the latest stable version (10.0) of it which was released on January 31st, 2012. In less than a week, Mozilla just came out with the first beta version of Firefox 11 already. Considering the fact that the beta is being released within 3 days after the Final release of it’s previous version, it has a considerable amount of updates. So, if you are thinking that it’s just an another beta version then you are absolutely wrong on that. Some really cool features are being added on this upcoming version.
On the beta release notes published on February 3rd, Firefox has confirmed some of the new features and few bug fixes which are going to be implemented on this beta as well as the final stable version of Firefox 11. Let’s take a quick look at the list of these updates.
- New - Firefox can now migrate your bookmarks, history, and cookies from Google Chrome
- New - With Sync enabled, add-ons can now be synchronized across your computers
- New - The CSS text-size-adjust property is now supported
- HTML 5 - The outerHTML property is now supported on HTML elements
- HTML 5 - View source syntax highlighting now uses the HTML5 parser
- Fixed - Redesigned media controls for HTML5 video
- Fixed - Firefox notifications may not work properly with Growl 1.3 or later
I am not pretty sure whether you guys use Google Chrome or not but I do. One thing that’s great about it is the silent update feature. Since I am a web designer, I do check newly built sites on most of the web browsers for compatibility issues. So, Firefox is there on my computer as well. This is for the first time Firefox is adding features which will help Google Chrome users to transfer their data like bookmarks, history etc. to migrate to Firefox. I think this is a fantastic feature. Definitely, you will get the silent update feature as well on this upcoming version of Firefox for Windows which is really cool.
The latest beta version will also include support for web developers which will allow them to visualize a webpage in full 3D mode using the page inspector 3D view which has been built in. If your machine is compatible with WebGL then viewing the page in 3D will offer a whole new perspective on web page structure and design.
Overall updates are really good. So, if you are considering to try out the Firefox beta 11 and get the taste of it, follow the links given below to download it.