Mozilla Rolls Out Firefox 14
Article by George Norman
On 18 Jul 2012
Mozilla, the non profit organization behind the very popular Firefox browser, has bumped the application’s version number from 13 to 14. This week Mozilla rolled out Firefox 14 to the public.

If you’re already on Firefox 13, the browser should update automatically. Alternatively you can manually trigger an update by going to Help -> About Firefox.
If you’re not using Firefox, I advise you to start doing so. You can get the latest Firefox version for your Windows-powered PC right here on FindMySoft.

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Firefox 14’s interface has been tweaked a little bit. The home button from the upper right hand corner looks different and so does the back button. Speaking about what you see, it must be mentioned that with Firefox 14, Mozilla full screen support for Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, the 8th major release of Apple’s operating system.

Two other new features that Firefox 14 brings to the table are:
  • The Awesome Bar auto-completes typed URLS.
  • Plugins can be configured to only load on click.

Firefox 14 has a treat for security oriented users. This latest editions fixes a total of 14 security issues (out of the 14 security advisories that accompany Firefox 14, a total of 5 are rated as critical, 4 are rated as high, and the remaining 5 are rated as moderate) and it uses HTTPS by default for Google searches.

“We automatically make your Google searches secure in Firefox to protect your data from potentially prying eyes, like network administrators when you use public or shared WiFi networks,” explained Mozilla. “Google is currently the only search engine that allows Firefox to make your searches private, but we look forward to supporting additional search engines with this feature in the future.”

To learn more about what’s new in Firefox 14, check out the release notes.




Tags: Mozilla, Firefox, Security
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