It’s taken a while to get drrssed, but the latest 3.6 version of Firefox has finally rocked into town.
Promising nippier performance, natty one-click themes, safer add-ons and plug-ins, improved font handling and other life enhancing properties the browser is now ready for your downloading pleasure.
Built on Mozilla’s Gecko 1.9.2 web rendering platform – under development since early 2009 – the latest version of the open source browser contains improvements for web developers, add-on developers and regular punters, and is claimed to be faster and more responsive than previous versions .
Here’s the big changes listed below, but if all those words are too much for you, scroll down to watch the dude with the loud golfing jumper tell you what’s what:
- Support for a new type of theme called Personas, which allow users to change Firefox’s appearance with a single click.
- Protection from out-of-date plugins to keep users safer as they browse.
- Open, native video can now be displayed full screen and supports poster frames.
- The ability for web developers to indicate that scripts should run asynchronously to speed up page load times.
- Continued support for downloadable web fonts using the new WOFF font format.
- Support for new CSS attributes such as gradients, background sizing, and pointer events.
- Support for new DOM and HTML5 specifications including the Drag & Drop API and the File API, which allow for more interactive web pages.
- Changes to how third-party software can integrate with Firefox in order to prevent crashes.