Firefox 10.0 Beta 3

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.

Changelog:

  • NEW: The forward button is now hidden until you navigate back
  • NEW: Anti-Aliasing for WebGL is now implemented (see bug 615976)
  • NEW: Full Screen APIs allow you to build a web application that runs full screen (see the feature page)
  • NEW: CSS3 3D-Transforms are now supported (see bug 505115)
  • HTML5: New element for bi-directional text isolation, along with supporting CSS properties (see bugs 613149 and 662288)
  • DEVELOPER: Inspect tool with content highlighting, includes new CSS Style Inspector
  • DEVELOPER: We've added IndexedDB APIs to more closely match the specification
  • FIXED: Some users may experience a crash when moving bookmarks (681795)

Download: Firefox 10.0 Beta 3 for Windows | 15.6 MB (Freeware)
Download: Firefox 10.0 Beta 3 for Linux | 17 MB
Download: Firefox 10.0 Beta 3 for MacOS | 31 MB
View: Firefox Website | Full Release Notes

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Just installed, giving this a run So far no real memory issues. Anyone know how to force incompatible addons to work?

Ignuition said,
Just installed, giving this a run So far no real memory issues. Anyone know how to force incompatible addons to work?

Yes, install Add-on Compatbility Reporter.

Ignuition said,
Just installed, giving this a run So far no real memory issues. Anyone know how to force incompatible addons to work?

It has addons default to compatible, install any from AMO, it will not give you compatibility issues.

Ignuition said,
Just installed, giving this a run So far no real memory issues. Anyone know how to force incompatible addons to work?

extensions.checkCompatibility.10(##) (boolean) set to false , forces off compatibility checking

Neobond said,
I must be missing something because I still see a forward button, even on a new blank tab?

You may have added something between Address bar and buttons through Customize. Try to set all Customization to default.

Neobond said,
Just realised this only works when you have "small icons" disabled.

Yes, it is another reason since it is not developed for small icons for yet.

I use Firefox (once in a blue moon) in Linux and have this version. Works perfectly on 32bit machines but crashes QUITE frequently on both my 64bit laptops.