Download Firefox 18 Beta

By | November 30, 2012

Download Firefox 18 BetaNow here is something for the Friday evening. Recently, Mozilla has released the 18th beta version of its Firefox web browser, which does have some neat improvements, especially when it comes to performance.

So what’s new?

According to the changelog, Firefox 18 includes a new JavaScript JIT compiler (codenamed IonMonkey), which was introduced earlier this year. As seen in the benchmarks below, it’s a significant improvement over previous versions.

Download Firefox 18 Beta

Download Firefox 18 Beta

Those looking to maximize their security and privacy will also not be disappointed as Firefox 18 allows users to disable insecure content.

Anything else?

Speaking of the minor features, the following build includes a support for high resolution displays, W3C Touch Events, performance improvements in tab switching and more.

Firefox 18 Beta

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Vygantas is a former web designer whose projects are used by companies such as AMD, NVIDIA and departed Westood Studios. Being passionate about software, Vygantas began his journalism career back in 2007 when he founded Having said that, he is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys good books, fitness activities and Forex trading.

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  1. Glosoli says:

    I have to admit, even though I use Google Chrome daily, I start falling in love with Firefox again, nice design, good performance and etc. Looks just solid at least for me. Still would like to se impossible – Google Drive giving ability to use Offline docs with Firefox ;/

  2. Jc says:


    NEW. Support for Retina Display on OS X 10.7 and up.
    NEW. Preliminary support for WebRTC.

    CHANGED. Experience better image quality with our new HTML scaling algorithm.
    CHANGED. Performance improvements around tab switching.

    DEVELOPER. CSS3 Flexbox implemented.
    DEVELOPER. Support for new DOM property window.devicePixelRatio.
    DEVELOPER. Support for @supports added.
    DEVELOPER. Improvement in startup time through smart handling of signed extension certificates.

    HTML5. Support for W3C touch events impemented, taking the place of MozTouch events.

    FIXED. Disable insecure content loading on HTTPS pages (62178).
    FIXED. Improved responsiveness for users on proxies (769764).