Download Firefox 13 Alpha

By | March 22, 2012

Download Firefox 13 AlphaNew Aurora build is here.

Recently, Mozilla has pushed the second Alpha build of Firefox 13 to its Aurora channel for you to play with.

So what’s new? There are a couple of neat new features that will definitely improve your experience. For example, the Awesome Bar will now auto completes typed URLs and in addition to that, a Speed Dial has been finally incorporated, which draws from Opera and Google Chrome.

Anything else? Yes, there is also a redesigned home page as seen in the screenshots below.

Download Firefox 13 Alpha

Download Firefox 13 Alpha

Firefox 13 Alpha Changelog

  • When opening a new tab, users are now presented with their most visited pages
  • The Awesome Bar now auto-completes typed URLs
  • SPDY protocol now enabled by default for faster browsing on supported sites
  • Restored background tabs are not loaded by default for faster startup
  • Smooth scrolling is now enabled by default
  • The default home page now has quicker access to bookmarks, history, settings, and more
  • 72 total improvements to Page Inspector, HTML panel, Style Inspector, Scratchpad and Style Editor
  • Support for the CSS3 background-position property extended syntax has been added
  • The :invalid pseudo-class can now be applied to the element
  • The CSS turn unit is now supported

There are also a bunch of known issues, be sure to check them here.


Firefox 13 Alpha 2 (Aurora)

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I must say Firefox 13 might actually give Google Chrome a run for it’s money it feels a lot more polished and “finished” only thing I ask is that they update their fucking menus

    • Krauss says:

       A run for their money? Chrome isn’t even a worthy competitor.

      -No features
      -Extreme memory bloat
      -Can’t change UI
      -(very) Poor add-ons API

      • Anonymous says:

         Cool story bro

      • One day they will reach Opera quality level, as we have infinite speed dial entries, custom order, custom wallpaper, manual and automatic zooming and speed dial extensions.

        Poor cocksuckers chrome and firefox.

        • apád anyád says:

           Try modifying the core code of Opera for persona- oh, excuse me.

          • What for? To achieve what? Its already lightyears ahead of the rest.

            Youre excused, noone does it, wether the browser is/isnt open-sourced.

            Im forgetting about Watefox and Palemoon, which are… nothing but variants of Firefox doing the same thing, but “optimized for newer technologies”, what a joke.

          • Aasdasd says:

            And here I was thinking Opera users are reasonable people. But it seems like they are no different from Apple blind fanboys. Thinking that the subject of their obsession is above everything and is the manifestation of Perfect.

          • Anonymous says:

            Nah man. Have you seen the Apple forums lately? Since Steve died everything has been going to shits. No one on the Opera side denies anything. They are the true sheep

          • vwkk says:

            Yo, thanks for generalizing from one person to a whole group of people.

  2. adumpaul says:

    Nice to see new Firefox version coming on.

  3. NoFF says:

    What is this Opera clone or what, can’t you at Mozzila at lest don’t try to copy icons, it’s not the same function as is in Opera.

  4. Armin says:

    “The Awesome Bar now auto-completes typed URLs” = I wonder why that took so long. I always had to turn that feature on manually by going into about:config, something a more novice user would never do, especially as the warning that pops up beforehand discourages users from playing around with settings in about:config.

  5. Rafael says:

    SPDY. Firefox is now dead and buried for me.