Download Firefox 19 Beta

By | January 15, 2013

Download Firefox 19 BetaGood bye, Foxit.

The releases just don’t stop, do they? Recently, Mozilla has pushed a new Firefox build to its beta channel, which will especially benefit those looking to install as few applications as possible.

So what is it all about? Well, it looks like you won’t be needing Foxit (or any other PDF reader) anymore as Firefox 19 includes a built-in PDF viewer. Thanks to the power of HTML5 and JavaScript, not only will you be able to view various documents on your PC, but also a tablet or even a mobile phone. That’s pretty remarkable if you ask us.

Download Firefox 19 Beta

While this is the only major change in Firefox 19, the following build also includes startup performance improvements, few new web standards and more.

Firefox 19 Beta Changelog

Built-in PDF viewer
Firefox will offer to reset the Awesomebar search provider, if it has been changed by third-party software or through about:config

Canvas elements can export their content as an image blob using canvas.toBlob()
Startup performance improvements

Debugger now supports pausing on exceptions and hiding non-enumerable properties
Remote Web Console is available for connecting to Firefox on Android or Firefox OS (experimental, set devtools.debugger.remote-enabled to true)
There is now a Browser Debugger available for add-on and browser developers (experimental, set to true)
Web Console CSS links now open in the Style Editor

CSS @page is now supported
CSS viewport-percentage length units implemented (vh, vw, vmin and vmax)
CSS text-transform now supports full-width

Fixed: Starting Firefox with -private flag incorrectly claims you are not in Private Browsing mode

Firefox 19 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. Žilvinas Urbonas says:

    I remember Firefox pdf plugin beeing too buggy on various pdf documents renderring text improperly, anyone could comment on that ?

  2. Marek Raida says:

    I’ve been experiencing problems a couple of months back, but last few weeks I didn’t noticed any problems with PDFs… so for me is pdf.js working very well…