Firefox 18.0.2 released

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.

Download: Firefox 18.0.2 for Windows | 19.4 MB (Freeware)
Download: Firefox 18.0.2 for Linux | 21.6 MB
Download: Firefox 18.0.2 for MacOS | 36.6 MB
View: Firefox Website | Release Notes (not yet available)

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I am pretty sure a year ago(?) we were told that a Firefox build was in development which meant we didn't have to restart our browsers after installing an add-on. Is this still the case?

djpailo said,
I am pretty sure a year ago(?) we were told that a Firefox build was in development which meant we didn't have to restart our browsers after installing an add-on. Is this still the case?

Hasn't this been available since FF4? Some addons like Adblock can be installed without restarts but many still can't most likely due to lazy addon devs.

What are you talking about? Every software is "in development". Some addons are simple enough to not require a restart such as adblock. Usually the addons that are restartless are basic scripts or css styles.

I serious don't get why people are complaining about restarting their browser. It only takes 2 seconds of your whole day and your previous session is restored afterwards.

link6155 said,
What are you talking about? Every software is "in development". Some addons are simple enough to not require a restart such as adblock. Usually the addons that are restartless are basic scripts or css styles.

I serious don't get why people are complaining about restarting their browser. It only takes 2 seconds of your whole day and your previous session is restored afterwards.


Because if your browser doesn't have at least one year of uptime you risk losing all your street cred!

link6155 said,
What are you talking about? Every software is "in development". Some addons are simple enough to not require a restart such as adblock. Usually the addons that are restartless are basic scripts or css styles.

I serious don't get why people are complaining about restarting their browser. It only takes 2 seconds of your whole day and your previous session is restored afterwards.

I seriously don't get why people like yourself make assumptions about others. No one complained, least of all me. I merely asked about what the status of the feature was and now, thanks to francescob, I know my answer.