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Firefox 19 Now Available: Built-In PDF Viewer, Bug Fixes, And Changes

Firefox 19 Available Today

Firefox 19 is now available for download from the team at Mozilla. The new web browser version was released for the masses on Tuesday and brings with it a new feature, several bug fixes, and a few platform changes.

The biggest addition for the new platform is the inclusion of a built-in PDF viewer, a specific function found on other browsers that has been sorely missing for Firefox users.

Firefox 19 can be downloaded from the company’s FTP Server.

Mozilla offers the Firefox browser at no cost to customers and typically millions of updates are completed within 24 hours of a new Firefox desktop browser release.

Here is a list of new features, changes, and fixes for Firefox 19 according to Mozilla’s beta release notes:

- NEW: Built-in PDF viewer.
- CHANGED: Canvas 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 devtools.chrome.enabled 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 now supports full-width.
- FIXED: Starting Firefox with -private flag incorrectly claims you are not in Private Browsing mode (802274).

Firefox developers are currently working on various projects outside of the company’s standard web browser. For example, a Google Android OS browser is in the works.

Developers are also believed to be working on a new touch-optimized version of the Firefox internet browser, which will take design ques from the Windows 8 platform.

Give Firefox 19 a try and let us know what you think of the company’s newest addition and improvements.

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