Firefox 24 and Firefox 24 ESR Release

Firefox for desktops is now available for download. What's new in this version:


  • The function of closing all tabs located to the right of the active tab has been
    • implemented . The functionality will be useful to those who first open many different tabs, and then begin to view them;
    • For OS X 10.7 and higher, animation effects are used during navigation, a new style for the scrollbar has been added (the implementation of this function was planned in Firefox 23, but it was disabled before release);
    • In the support interface for working with social networks, the ability to open individual chat windows has been added by dragging items from the general chat window beyond the borders of the current window;
    • A new tab (“New Tab Page”) will
    • now be loaded in advance by default , which will speed up its opening;
    • Improved accessibility
    • support when using pinned tabs;
    • As part of the MemShrink
    • initiative , lazy bytecode generation is
    • implemented ;
    • Significantly improved rendering of SVG images associated with tiling and scaling;
    • Instead of the error output console (“Error console”) , a unified browser console (“Browser console”) is presented, which provides advanced debugging tools.
      Also, for the convenience of developers, settings have been added for the browser console;
    • Added support for vsync (on Windows);
    • Lost support for SSL certificate revocation lists;
    • Removed support for loading plugins for search engines in sherlock
    • format - both from the application directory and from the profile folder;
    • The fixed-ratio audio resampler from the capture code webrtc.org has been replaced with a Speex resampler. Fixed speed in pseudo-44000Hz;
    • The dataset property (HTML5 data- *) should
    • now work faster .


    It also becomes available for download and Firefox 24 ESR - release with a long period of support . Updates for this version of Firefox will be released every year every 6 weeks and will only include fixing serious security and stability issues.
    The version of Firefox 17 ESR will be supported until December 10, 2013 - after this date the browser will be automatically updated for all users to version Firefox 24 ESR.

    References:


    Firefox 24
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    English versions:
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    Firefox 24 ESR
    Russian versions:
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    English versions:
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    All changes in Firefox 24 for developers