Firefox 14.0.1 Description:
Firefox 14.0.1 is a fast, full-featured Web browser.
Firefox 14.0.1 includes pop-up blocking, tab-browsing, integrated Google search, simplified privacy controls, a streamlined browser window that shows you more of the page than any other browser and a number of additional features that work with you to help you get the most out of your time online.
The Web is all about innovation, and Firefox sets the pace with dozens of new features to deliver a faster, more secure and customizable Web browsing experience for all.
User Experience: The enhancements to Firefox 14.0.1 provide the best possible browsing experience on the Web. The new Firefox smart location bar, affectionately known as the "Awesome Bar," learns as people use it, adapting to user preferences and offering better fitting matches over time.
Performance: Firefox 14.0.1 is built on top of the powerful new Gecko platform, resulting in a safer, easier to use and more personal product.
Security: Firefox 14.0.1 raises the bar for security. The new malware and phishing protection helps protect from viruses, worms, trojans and spyware to keep people safe on the Web.
The browser's default search engine Google Search has been switched to HTTPs connections to improve privacy and security while searching.
Customization: Everyone uses the Web differently, and Firefox 14.0.1 lets users customize their browser with more than 5,000 add-ons, and is the first version designed specifically for Windows 8 with support for the new Metro UI.
News in Firefox 14.0.1:
- Support for Windows 8's new Metro interface
- Desktop apps and a panel-based download manager
- New inline auto-complete feature, are less visible, behind-the-scenes in nature.
- Google searches now utilize HTTPS
- Full screen support for Mac OS X Lion implemented
- Plugins can now be configured to only load on click (requires an about:config change)
- The Awesome Bar now auto- completes typed URLs
- Improved site identity manager, to prevent spoofing of an SSL connection with favicons
- Pointer Lock API implemented
- New API to prevent your display from sleeping
- New text- transform and font- variant CSS improvements for Turkic languages and Greek
- Various security fixes
- GIF animation can gets stuck when src and image size are changed (743598)