Mozilla Rolls Out Firefox 19 Web Browser With Built-In PDF Viewer

Subject: General Tech | February 22, 2013 - 05:11 AM |
Tagged: web browser, pdf viewer, mozilla, firefox

Mozilla recently rolled out Firefox 19 to its stable browser channel, bringing several new features and bug fixes to the masses. The most prominent new feature is a new built-in PDF reader that is now enabled by default. Using the PDF.js javascript libraries, the reader converts PDF files into HTML5 web pages. It is nice to see Mozilla incorporating the reader in the browser by default, eliminating the need for users to use Adobe Reader or other browser plug-ins (like this one we covered previously).

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Additionally, Mozilla has fixed several bugs and improved performance. The browser will now start-up more quickly than previous versions, and a WebGL drawing operation error has been corrected, for example. Further, Firefox 19 now recognizes more CSS features including @page and support for fixed-width text transformations. A new debugger has also been added to Firefox 19, which should help add-on developers test their code. Also in interesting news, mobile users running Firefox for Android will also be pleased to know that Mozilla has relaxed the CPU clockspeed requirement to a mere 600 MHz–allowing the mobile browser to run on even more Android devices.

The new version is available for download from the Mozilla website.

Source: Mozilla

February 23, 2013 | 01:52 PM - Posted by dreamer77dd

Why would they relax the CPU? Do they think the code is written well enough that it not necessary to use a hardware clock CPU? Or is it to same on battery life?

I think their building a foundation to work off of helping developers more to develop their product.

And adding a PDF and other features sounds good to me.
Easier, faster, to use is always better.

I want FireFox to do good as it helps everything become good, with competition.

October 24, 2014 | 08:27 AM - Posted by agstina (not verified)

It is great news that the Mozilla again rolled the Firefox 19 as one of the best and stable browsing device. This is I the light of the @@Omni Tech Support scam@@ many new features that are added to the present version of the browser.

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