Firefox 14 released, download now

Firefox is steamrolling ahead with its browser updates and Firefox 14 has just hit the shelves for Mozilla. This update does bring a couple of new features to the browser including that Google search now uses HTTPS, full screen support in OS X Lion and the Awesome Bar now auto-completes typed URLs.

Mozilla has been feverishly climbing through the build numbers and not everyone seems to enjoy the new direction. While Google also participates in this build number race, Microsoft has stuck to the traditional platform updates.

There are a number of other changes to the platform and you can see the entire change-log here. Let us know if you have any issues with the browser as the latest roll-out is looking good, so far, on our end.

Download: Firefox 14.0.1 for Windows | 16.0 MB
Download: Firefox 14.0.1 for Linux | 17.5 MB
Download: Firefox 14.0.1 for MacOS | 31.0 MB


View: Firefox Website | Release Notes

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I didn't see it in the change log (big supprise)
Ok am I hallucinating or did they copy the Metro icons crap ?
Plain white "Ease Of Access" style graphics.
If I had a disability maybe..

I can't wait for that poorly thought out ugly Metro style to go away.

I got an idea lets take the ugly gfx and icons from one place and put them on all places so they look "unified" ..lets ditch and delete ALL effort at improving graphics on every platform done over the years in favor of a trend that we can jam down peoples throats.
We'll call it.. Metro

oK Mozilla we know you like the cup cakes but DON'T drink the grape (metro) koolaid !

If Microsoft jumped off a bridge would you do it too ?

If you are going to complain about version numbers then go ahead and use Palemoon. It's still on version 12, and brings many features of # 13 to the table without any major update.

Is there any way to have the bookmarks and refresh/stop icons on the left by the back/forward arrows, without the arrows separating and the icons turning ugly?

sreynolds74 said,
Is there any way to have the bookmarks and refresh/stop icons on the left by the back/forward arrows, without the arrows separating and the icons turning ugly?

No. And if by "separating" you mean that the Forward Arrow never hides, then definitely not.

sreynolds74 said,
Is there any way to have the bookmarks and refresh/stop icons on the left by the back/forward arrows, without the arrows separating and the icons turning ugly?

Place them at left most part , back forward won't separate then also to not separate reload stop , put them in same order as they were.

bogas04 said,

Place them at left most part , back forward won't separate then also to not separate reload stop , put them in same order as they were.

That's not "Feng Shuiii" enough.

Let's see. Like 5 bullet points of changes and absolutely nothing of value changed. Probably more extensions broken. Great.

Don't know about anyone else but I personally am still waiting for something like:

Firefox v40.

Change log:

- Changed version number to 40.

Fry said,
Let's see. Like 5 bullet points of changes and absolutely nothing of value changed. Probably more extensions broken. Great.

Don't know about anyone else but I personally am still waiting for something like:

Firefox v40.

Change log:

- Changed version number to 40.

That may well be what it would take to make me switch back from Chrome.

minoskid said,
and still slow....

Well there's something wrong with your profile then, try doing a Reset Firefox to its default state under troubleshooting information and see if that helps.

SpyderCanopus said,
Wasn't it like Firefox 3 last year this time? They should stop numbering them and just have "Firefox".
You can't just stop numbering software...

ShareShiz said,
waiting for the cupcakes from MS

As many cupcakes as they have likely gotten in the last year from the insane version numbering, the dev team probably has diabetes. Firefox dev team: just say nay to the cupcakes!

What's new?

'Google searches now utilize HTTPS'
> Coudln't care less.
'Full screen support for Mac OS X Lion implemented'
> great for mac users.
'Plugins can now be configured to only load on click (requires an about:config change)'
> Flashblock has done this for years and doesn't need SOMETHING HIDDEN to be changed.
'The Awesome Bar now auto-completes typed URLs'
> Awesome bar?
'Improved site identity manager, to prevent spoofing of an SSL connection with favicons'
> 'we removed favicons because we are tools'.
'Pointer Lock API implemented'
> Developers, Developers, Developers, Developers, Developers...
'New API to prevent your display from sleeping'
> Holy cow, generally if I'm using my PC/browser, my mouse will move and my display won't lock, and if I walk away, it will start a screensaver, don't start ****ing with that and disable it :@.
'New text-transform and font-variant CSS improvements for Turkic languages and Greek'
> N/A.
'Various security fixes'
> Always welcome.
'GIF animation can gets stuck when src and image size are changed (743598) '
> That's good.
'OS X: nsCocoaWindow::ConstrainPosition uses wrong screen in multi-display setup (752149) '
> Not a mac user.
'CSS :hover regression when an element's class name is set by Javascript (758885) '
> So?

So there you have it, a quick 5-minute patch for firefox 13 by mozilla...

n_K said,
What's new?

'Google searches now utilize HTTPS'
> Coudln't care less.
'Full screen support for Mac OS X Lion implemented'
> great for mac users.
'Plugins can now be configured to only load on click (requires an about:config change)'
> Flashblock has done this for years and doesn't need SOMETHING HIDDEN to be changed.
'The Awesome Bar now auto-completes typed URLs'
> Awesome bar?
'Improved site identity manager, to prevent spoofing of an SSL connection with favicons'
> 'we removed favicons because we are tools'.
'Pointer Lock API implemented'
> Developers, Developers, Developers, Developers, Developers...
'New API to prevent your display from sleeping'
> Holy cow, generally if I'm using my PC/browser, my mouse will move and my display won't lock, and if I walk away, it will start a screensaver, don't start ****ing with that and disable it :@.
'New text-transform and font-variant CSS improvements for Turkic languages and Greek'
> N/A.
'Various security fixes'
> Always welcome.
'GIF animation can gets stuck when src and image size are changed (743598) '
> That's good.
'OS X: nsCocoaWindow::ConstrainPosition uses wrong screen in multi-display setup (752149) '
> Not a mac user.
'CSS :hover regression when an element's class name is set by Javascript (758885) '
> So?

So there you have it, a quick 5-minute patch for firefox 13 by mozilla...

All you do is complain without any constructive comments. just go use chrome.

n_K said,
What's new?


'The Awesome Bar now auto-completes typed URLs'
> Awesome bar?
'New API to prevent your display from sleeping'
> Holy cow, generally if I'm using my PC/browser, my mouse will move and my display won't lock, and if I walk away, it will start a screensaver, don't start ****ing with that and disable it :@.

So there you have it, a quick 5-minute patch for firefox 13 by mozilla...


awesome bar is the URL bar, you should have known this if you care so much to troll about Firefox. This autocomplete feature is asked many many users since ages ...

You do realise what an API is right ? Think when HTML 5 videos would be used everywhere , this API will be used to prevent screen from going to sleep...

Sub_Zero_Alchemist said,

All you do is complain without any constructive comments. just go use chrome.


All you do is belittle anyone who disagrees with you, without any constructive comments. just go take some lessons on how to interact with normal human beings.

mzta cody said,

All you do is belittle anyone who disagrees with you, without any constructive comments. just go take some lessons on how to interact with normal human beings.

B.S. I think you need to take your own advice,n_K has been doing this crap for awhile. and it's gotten very tiresome.

I use firefox 12 on linux and firefox 9 on windows.

bogas04 said,

awesome bar is the URL bar, you should have known this if you care so much to troll about Firefox. This autocomplete feature is asked many many users since ages ...

You do realise what an API is right ? Think when HTML 5 videos would be used everywhere , this API will be used to prevent screen from going to sleep...


It's API for extension use, not JS/Websites/HTML5, so no, I still can't see the point in it.

Sub_Zero_Alchemist said,

n_K has been doing this crap for awhile. and it's gotten very tiresome.

Oh, really? Got any URLs for that?

Firefox was 3 years ago what Chrome is today.

Amazing how much this stuff moves.

Reminds me of the old joke in the office, "Ted, I can't keep up with your cloud and uploading stuff to the internet. Back in my day, we attached files to emails and we liked it." "Joe, you're only 2 years older than me!"

Xilo said,
And Chrome is far behind Firefox in terms of actual usability and customization.

Unfortunately, it only matters to tech-savvy people. That's why Chrome took its second spot, too. As often, there's a bloody writing on the wall.

Xilo said,
And Chrome is far behind Firefox in terms of actual usability and customization.

This. From what I've noticed, chrome uses more RAM on my computer than Firefox, with the same websites open. Take that and couple it with the lack of basic features such as tab overflow, smooth scrolling, custom homepages and sub-par font-smoothing, and you've got a browser that's only worth being used for incognito mode.

firefox runs just way too slow for me now..
idk why. I wish I could fix it, but, even in classic mode on w7, it's the only browser that takes forever to boot up and surf online.

aviator189 said,
firefox runs just way too slow for me now..
idk why. I wish I could fix it, but, even in classic mode on w7, it's the only browser that takes
forever to boot up and surf online.

Type about:support , click reset Firefox.

Nightly 17.0 seems to load certain previously main-thread-locking pages a bit faster.
Unbelievable! Took them only a year to do some actual work rather than just toying with their wretched DonkeyMonkey optimizations.

Hmmm I am starting to suspect that it's actually a hidden free ad campaign behind this release schedule rationale.

Why are they climbing through these version numbers when they still don't have simple functionality like click to play in the options menu - like other browsers have had for almost two years now?

Wakers said,
Why are they climbing through these version numbers when they still don't have simple functionality like click to play in the options menu - like other browsers have had for almost two years now?

Why worry about the version numbers.

Wakers said,
Why are they climbing through these version numbers when they still don't have simple functionality like click to play in the options menu - like other browsers have had for almost two years now?

I could ask the same for Chrome and its' lack of tab overflow and smooth scrolling (and also the removal of the homepage feature after one of the first versions).

Sub_Zero_Alchemist said,

Why worry about the version numbers.

If versions number don't matter, then why use them at all? Why did Firefox change their scheme if they don't matter? Apparently they do matter, otherwise they wouldn't be mimicking Chrome.

use firefox 14 new feature click to play for flash crashing
type about:config into the Address Bar and click the warning button, then type click into the Search box. Finally, double-click plugins.click_to_play from the list to change its state from False to True.

cekicen said,
use firefox 14 new feature click to play for flash crashing
type about:config into the Address Bar and click the warning button, then type click into the Search box. Finally, double-click plugins.click_to_play from the list to change its state from False to True.


Why do you think it is not enabled by default or an option is given in settings to turn it on?

Nitrius said,
Anyone know if the flash plugin crashing is fixed? Really starting to annoy me

I actually haven't noticed this at all. In fact I usually only view Flash content in Firefox as it seems much more stable than in other browsers I use like Chrome...

Nitrius said,
Anyone know if the flash plugin crashing is fixed? Really starting to annoy me

I am using the 64 bit Nightly version of Firefox and it's on version 16 (or above) and it plays Flash fine. I'm not sure if that helps you or not, but I thought it would be of value.

Nitrius said,
Anyone know if the flash plugin crashing is fixed? Really starting to annoy me

It's working fine for me on Linux 64bit Firefox 13.0.1

Nitrius said,
Anyone know if the flash plugin crashing is fixed? Really starting to annoy me

No crashes, some minor issues. Stay on 11.2 or get the latest and disable protected mode to avoid 1-2 small issues. We stood without Protected Mode many years, few more weeks/months until they will be ironed, ain't problem.

Nitrius said,
Anyone know if the flash plugin crashing is fixed? Really starting to annoy me

Never had this problem. But then again all my add-ons and plug-ins are always up to date.

NightCrawlerInfinity said,

Never had this problem. But then again all my add-ons and plug-ins are always up to date.

Well there was a article about it here on Neowin not too long ago, and i have the latest flash installed, though so far with Firefox 14 it looks like the problem is gone. So crossing my fingers for it to stay like this =)

Nitrius said,

Well there was a article about it here on Neowin not too long ago, and i have the latest flash installed, though so far with Firefox 14 it looks like the problem is gone. So crossing my fingers for it to stay like this =)

I'm not saying people didn't have problems. Just that I never had them. Perhaps it was a combination of settings and Flash that users have on their machine. But I never had this issue on both my Windows 7 Machines and my Windows XP machine at work.

Xilo said,
In before people whine about version numbers when they really don't matter.

Agreed. It's about getting new features faster

simplezz said,

Agreed. It's about getting new features faster

No it isn't it's about dick wagging. There was no need to change how the version numbers are decided when they went to their new 6 week release cycle. Hell, keeping the old system would have broken fewer add ons

/I just don't care any more

Sraf said,

No it isn't it's about dick wagging. There was no need to change how the version numbers are decided when they went to their new 6 week release cycle. Hell, keeping the old system would have broken fewer add ons

/I just don't care any more

Give it a rest already.

Sub_Zero_Alchemist said,

Give it a rest already.

I did, like I said, I just don't care any more (it helped that Mozilla stopped trumpeting the version number in big bold text on the home page)

Xilo said,
In before people whine about version numbers when they really don't matter.

In before someone uses the tired old "in before..." meme - darn, too late

simplezz said,

Agreed. It's about getting new features faster

Schamgreed. The features argument didn't smell of Mozilla evangelism until the "features" in question ended up not being there.
Seriously, where are those "features"? I'm on Release, Nightly (primary) and UX, I have really hard time seeing them; are they hiding so well, really? Wait, that is not even a question...