Software Update: Mozilla Firefox 24.0 Beta

As we are used to from Mozilla, the first beta release of the next version has already appeared shortly after the release of a stable version of the Firefox web browser. Version 24, which should be released on September 17, includes support for OS X’s new scrollbar style and the ability to close several tabs to the right of the current tab at the same time. Below is the provisionally incomplete overview of the improvements that we can expect in version 24.

New

  • Support for new scrollbar style in Mac OS X 10.7 and newer
  • Implemented Close tabs to the right
  • Social: Ability to tear-off chat windows to view separately by simply dragging them out

Changed

  • Accessibility related improvements on using pinned tabs (see 577727)

Developer

  • Major SVG rendering improvements around Image tiling and scaling (see 600207)
  • Improved and unified browser console for enhanced debugging experience, replacing existing Error console
  • Removed support for sherlock files that are loaded from application or profile directory

HTML5

  • Support for W3C touch events disabled (see 888304)

Known Issues

  • If you try to start Firefox using a locked profile, it will crash (see 573369)

The following downloads are available:
Mozilla Firefox 24.0 beta for Windows (English)
Mozilla Firefox 24.0 beta for Linux (English)
Mozilla Firefox 24.0 beta for OS X (English)
Mozilla Firefox 24.0 beta for Windows (English)
Mozilla Firefox 24.0 Beta for Linux (English)
Mozilla Firefox 24.0 Beta for OS X (English)
Mozilla Firefox 24.0 beta for Windows (Frisian)
Mozilla Firefox 24.0 beta for Linux (Frisian)
Mozilla Firefox 24.0 beta for OS X (Frisian)

Version number 24.0 beta
Release status beta
Operating systems Windows 7, Linux, Windows XP, macOS, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8
Website Mozilla Foundation
Download http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all-beta.html
File sizes

22.10MB – 44.40MB

License type Freeware
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