Firefox 7.0 released

Continuing with their enhanced development cycle Mozilla has released version 7.0 of their popular Firefox web browser.
The changelog show the following improvements:

  • Drastically improved memory use
  • Added a new rendering backend to speed up Canvas operations on Windows systems
  • Bookmark and password changes now sync almost instantly when using Firefox Sync
  • Added support for text-overflow: ellipsis
  • Added support for the Web Timing specification
  • Added an opt-in system for users to send performance data back to Mozilla to improve future versions of Firefox. This can be enabled by installing an add-on
  • Fixed several stability issues

Those who know me know that I’m a huge fan of the Firefox browser and the thousands of extensions available. Many complain about the memory usage of Firefox. This release directly addresses the memory issue and should provide a small speed increase. I’ve never experienced any memory related issues with Firefox and maybe this release will provide some relief for those who think the memory issue is a big deal.

The Firefox site hasn’t been updated with a link to the 7.0 download yet, however I expect this to happen soon. Windows users can find the download here in the interm.

4 thoughts on “Firefox 7.0 released”

  1. I’ve changed over to Pale Moon. FF finally got the better of me, slow rendering and stalled page loading regular occurrences. Nothing more frustrating than a page loading 98% then hanging.

    Been using Pale Moon only two days but already notice a distinct improvement. I’m not a complete traitor because Pale Moon is FF based and supports all extensions and themes. Best of both worlds really. 🙂

  2. i wonder if firefox v7 has fixed the problem i have..when i click on a link the page won’t open unless i COPY the link and paste it in the browser..this just started a week ago and it’s really annoying. i’m using v6

  3. Half of my addons don’t work with FF 7 so I’ve gone back to FF 6.
    I guess by the time FF 8 is ready, they’ll have fixed 7 so that my addons work. This is the way it seems to go.

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