Firefox 10.0

Mozilla Firefox is a fast, full-featured Web browser. Firefox includes pop-up blocking, tab-browsing, integrated Google search, simplified privacy controls, a streamlined browser window that shows you more of the page than any other browser and a number of additional features that work with you to help you get the most out of your time online.

The Web is all about innovation, and Firefox sets the pace with dozens of new features to deliver a faster, more secure and customizable Web browsing experience for all.

User Experience. The enhancements to Firefox provide the best possible browsing experience on the Web. The new Firefox smart location bar, affectionately known as the "Awesome Bar," learns as people use it, adapting to user preferences and offering better fitting matches over time.

Performance. Firefox is built on top of the powerful new Gecko platform, resulting in a safer, easier to use and more personal product.

Security. Firefox raises the bar for security. The new malware and phishing protection helps protect from viruses, worms, trojans and spyware to keep people safe on the Web.

Customization. Everyone uses the Web differently, and Firefox lets users customize their browser with more than 5,000 add-ons.

Release notes:

  • The forward button is now hidden until you navigate back
  • Most add-ons are now compatible with new versions of Firefox by default
  • Anti-Aliasing for WebGL is now implemented (see bug 615976)
  • CSS3 3D-Transforms are now supported (see bug 505115)
  • New element for bi-directional text isolation, along with supporting CSS properties (see bugs 613149 and 662288)
  • Full Screen APIs allow you to build a web application that runs full screen (see the feature page)
  • We've added IndexedDB APIs to more closely match the specification
  • Inspect tool with content highlighting, includes new CSS Style Inspector
  • Mac OS X only - after installing the latest Java release from Apple, Firefox may crash when closing a tab with a Java applet installed (700835)
  • Some users may experience a crash when moving bookmarks (681795)

Download: Firefox 10.0  for Windows | Directory Link | 15 MB (Freeware)
Download: Firefox 10.0  for Linux | 17 MB
Download: Firefox 10.0 for MacOS | 31 MB
View: Firefox Website | Full Release Notes

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Hoping for some sort of noticeable performance increase - I'm often switching between Firefox and Chrome these days - Chrome is undeniably faster and more stable but for extensions Firefox is still #1 - for instance the LastPass extension for Chrome is second rate compared to that for Firefox.

starbearer said,
Haven't they released 10.0.1 yet?

Give it a rest, they wont be a 10.0.1 unless there's a major security hole/or a sever crashes that calls for it

starbearer said,
Haven't they released 10.0.1 yet?

Give it a rest, they won't be a 10.0.1 unless there's a major security hole/or a sever crashes that calls for it.

Waterfox v10.0 should be out sometime today....

What's new in Waterfox 10?

Implementation of SSE3 for all base processors.
Implementation of SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX and AVX2 for processor that support it.
So far in preliminary benchmarks a performance increase of up to 20%.

if you dont want too ues firefox 10 then ues firefox ESR

Firefox ESR releases will follow the rapid release process, but increase only by a minor version whenever the standard version increases by a major version. Regular Firefox 10 users will be moved to Firefox 11 in six weeks time, while Firefox 10 ESR users will be moved to Firefox 10.1 instead.


you next upgrade on ESR wont be in tell Nov

UndergroundWire said,

And? Does it take to much time out of your day to run an update on this?

No, but I find it a bit disconcerting they're releasing major versions this quickly, with largely cosmetic changes, only a few modifications under the hood, few that matter.

starbearer said,

No, but I find it a bit disconcerting they're releasing major versions this quickly, with largely cosmetic changes, only a few modifications under the hood, few that matter.

Really? People are that foolish? It's only a number. Don't be too concerned. As long as the product still functions to your liking who cares what number it is.

Don't use Firefox in Windows, but do once in a blue moon in Linux as that OS hasn't gotten intelligent enough to make one of it's own browsers the default one yet.

So far, every update to this version 10 on a 64bit Linux OS has done nothing but crash, for me. Makes me use it even less. Thank goodness there is Seamonkey and Opera in Linux!!

No, I don't use that POS Chrome in Linux either!!

I am glad opera has stuck with the conventional release system. We will soon have Chrome 100 and firefox 50 in about 2-3 years.

These major version jumps with nothing new is starting to p1ss me off...it didn't at first, but the almost golden rule of programming is when a major version jump happens (ie. 1.x to 2.x) - that means a boatload of new features, fixes, etc. happens.

Tired of this - it just breaks addons and offers nothing really important 95% of the time (except for the version that had better memory management)

vip said,
so is this official, or should I wait for it to be on auto-update? I still have 9.01

Its just on ftp servers yet , so it will take 1 day at max to be officially out on site

Nidoking said,

I don't think it's dead. Lots of people still use Firefox.

Exactly. Firefox (or in my case Waterfox since i prefer 64bit build instead) still has good enough performance (like in ball park of the fastest browsers one way or the other) while having solid support for extensions.

i just prefer the overall feel of Firefox the most out of the 4 major (IE9/Chrome/Firefox/Opera) browsers.

p.s. but Waterfox should have a update to v10.0 within a day or so. so ill just wait.

PsYcHoKiLLa said,
Firefox is dead, long live Chrome!

BS. I have been using firefox since when it was called Firebird 0.6 and am still using firefox to this day. And performance has pretty much been very un-noticable. Pretty much the same.

PsYcHoKiLLa said,
Firefox is dead, long live Chrome!

IMO,
Firefox was NEVER alive and Chrome is about as big a POS as has ever been done!

Palemoon and Waterfox are BOTH better variations of Firefox and SRWare Iron easily blows Chrome away.

But, in reality,. Seamonkey, Opera and yes, even IE 9 blow both those browsers away!

bogas04 said,

BTW , It seems firefox's market share has been quite stable and flat , while its Ie's whose share is eaten by Chrome...

http://s14.postimage.org/m0q32sge7/Untitled.png

Yep. seems like most Firefox users are pretty locked in on that browser as we all like the overall feel of it.

but according to that picture, which appears to be recent, Chrome/Firefox are typically floating in the 25-30% area each while IE is 35-40%

Neobond said,
That is for the beta, released Nov 22nd 2011.

It's likely not just for Beta, but for v10 in general. Given their track record, it'll take them a few days to update their websites to reflect the fact that v10 has now been released.

Neobond said,
That is for the beta, released Nov 22nd 2011.

Fine new release notes : http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/10.0/releasenotes/

*The forward button is now hidden until you navigate back

*Most add-ons are now compatible with new versions of Firefox by default

*Anti-Aliasing for WebGL is now implemented (see bug 615976)

*CSS3 3D-Transforms are now supported (see bug 505115)

*New <bdi> element for bi-directional text isolation, along with supporting CSS properties (see bugs 613149 and 662288)

*Full Screen APIs allow you to build a web application that runs full screen (see the feature page)

*We've added IndexedDB APIs to more closely match the specification

*Inspect tool with content highlighting, includes new CSS Style Inspector

*Mac OS X only - after installing the latest Java release from Apple, Firefox may crash when closing a
tab with a Java applet installed (700835)

*Some users may experience a crash when moving bookmarks (681795)

chAos972 said,
What are the actual changes in the version? (ie. not the PR article)

*The forward button is now hidden until you navigate back

*Anti-Aliasing for WebGL is now implemented (see bug 615976)

*Full Screen APIs allow you to build a web application that runs full screen (see the feature page)

*CSS3 3D-Transforms are now supported (see bug 505115)

*<bdi> element for bi-directional text isolation, along with supporting CSS properties (see bugs 613149 and 662288)

*Inspect tool with content highlighting, includes new CSS Style Inspector

*We've added IndexedDB APIs to more closely match the specification

*Some users may experience a crash when moving bookmarks (681795)

bogas04 said,

*The forward button is now hidden until you navigate back


I've installed it, still see the forward button...

Odom said,

I've installed it, still see the forward button...

you will if there is a page next to the one you are at . Keep clicking forward button till u reach the last page , then it WILL hide

bogas04 said,

you will if there is a page next to the one you are at . Keep clicking forward button till u reach the last page , then it WILL hide


Doesn't look like it. I can go forward all I want, the button will still be there, but just be greyed out.

bogas04 said,

DO u guys use small icons mode? coz for it there is no such feature...

Not aware of such a feature. I'm using the OS X version. Maybe they neglected to point out this is Windows only?

bogas04 said,

DO u guys use small icons mode? coz for it there is no such feature...

I have the stock Firefox install, no change to the UI, on Windows.

Odom said,

Doesn't look like it. I can go forward all I want, the button will still be there, but just be greyed out.
GaHHHHHHH you're all idiots!!! Right click chrome on firefox and press customise, either change to default or remove the back and forward buttons then add them again.

The way it works is if there is nothing between the forward button and the address bar the two will combine. Just like the stop reload button.

Ned said,
The way it works is if there is nothing between the forward button and the address bar the two will combine. Just like the stop reload button.

Thanks for the actually useful comment. I had NoScript installed and it's default position was between the buttons and the address bar. Moving it away worked like a charm.