Mozilla has updated its browser Firefox for desktop and Android platforms. The new version as expected brings many new features, and not so much anticipated a new logo as well.
Speaking of what’s new in Firefox, the desktop version has integrated a new share button through which users can share content with their friends just in one click. The feature works on all web pages and doesn’t particularly require the website to exhibit the typical Facebook code to be able to perform sharing.
The other noteworthy addition is that Firefox has enabled mixed content blocker which gives hard time for attackers to get their vicious and non-secure (HTTP) codes run on the browser. The control over mixed type of content is rather useful as they can intrude unsecure pages from a secured connection. The feature was first spotted on Firefox 23 beta which released in their Nightly last month.
Another useful addition is Network Monitor. The Network Monitor makes it easy for you to find how a website is rendering on your computer with details churned via several technical parameters. The monitor helps you find out how much time various layouts and elements are taking to appear on the browser and the address from which it is being fetched. In addition to that, you can also find the file type and size of elements that are been displayed on Firefox.
Another interesting thing in this version of Firefox is the omission of blink tags. The blink tag, as the suggests is the text or other media content that used to blink, well, once the update has been made, there won’t be any blinks.
Like the desktop version, the Android version too has a new logo. The most interesting new feature of it is the new personalized page which they are calling Awesome Screen, which essentially autocompletes the URLs, as-you-type them.
The new “Switch to tab” option lets you switch to any open tab from the Awesome Screen without having to open any duplicated tabs. It also hides the navigation bar when not in use. Borrowing from the Opera mobile, the new Firefox has brought support for subscribing RSS feeds with a long-tap in the address bar.