Download Firefox 17 Final

By | November 23, 2012 | 4 Comments


Download Firefox 17 FinalWith social integration and more.

Prior to dropping the 64 bit support, Mozilla has also released the final build of the Firefox 17 web browser.

Focusing on the social aspect, the following build includes a revised Social API and support for Facebook Messenger (see screenshot below). In addition to that, Firefox 17 now has a click to play blocklist, which will protect unsuspecting consumers from running the vulnerable plugin version.

Download Firefox 17 Final

Speaking of other, worth mentioning changes, the Awesome Bar has been updated with larger icons, on a downside, Mac OS X 10.5 is no longer supported.

Firefox 17 Final Changelog

- First revision of the Social API and support for Facebook Messenger
- Click-to-play blocklisting implemented to prevent vulnerable plugin versions from running without the user’s permission
- Updated Awesome Bar experience with larger icons
- Mac OS X 10.5 is no longer supported
- JavaScript Maps and Sets are now iterable
- SVG FillPaint and StrokePaint implemented
- Improvements that make the Web Console, Debugger and Developer Toolbar faster and easier to use
- New Markup panel in the Page Inspector allows easy editing of the DOM
- Sandbox attribute for iframes implemented, enabling increased security
- Over twenty performance improvements, including fixes around the New Tab page
- Pointer lock doesn’t work in web apps
- Page scrolling on sites with fixed headers

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Firefox 17 Final


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  • FB

    How to use FB Messanger?

    • Jc18

      There are 2 ways to do that

      1-) Go to “about:config” and set “social.enabled” to “true”.

      Or

      2-) Go to facebook.com/about/messenger-for-firefox

  • Ichann

    If Firefox becoming one of those social browsers?

    I met they are trying new things to stay relevant. Push on Firefox, just not too much to get the remaining userbase pissed off

    • Przemysław Lib

      No. Social API is as much in line with Search API as anything.

      You know that Google search is NOT google search? But general purpose search where you can change search engine. Anyone who make search engine can provide necessary extension so FF can tap into it.

      Same with Social API. People like to have relevant info close at hand. And as with Search API end user have CONTROL.

      So no FF is not morphing into “standard” social browser.