Firefox 20.0 available for download

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 20.0 for Windows | 20.1 MB (Freeware)
Download: Firefox 20.0 for Linux | 22.3 MB
Download: Firefox 20.0 for MacOS | 38.3 MB
View: Firefox Website | Release Notes

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Just read what's been added and changed.... See no reason at all to downgrade from firefox 19 to this abomination. Anyone forking firefox 19?

n_K said,
Just read what's been added and changed.... See no reason at all to downgrade from firefox 19 to this abomination. Anyone forking firefox 19?

What's your problem? "downgrade", "abomination" are strong terms.
Please explain, I'm genuinely curious...

Social API was the first load of crap mozilla came up with, now there's a 'download panel' to replace the download window... I like having the download window, I can see when a file I'm downloading is done when I'm downloading a lot of things and am just waiting for a single file, the download panel looks stupid, doesn't allow this at all and is more hassle than it's worth.
"getUserMedia implemented for web access to the user's camera and microphone (with user permission)"
I'd be fine with that in a plugin, but built into firefox itself? All it reaks of is security holes.

i_was_here said,
If you want to view your current downloads using the panel, you just click the downloads icon in the toolbar.

What did I say, you CANNOT have it being the seperate window like it is in previous versions, the new downloads panel IS USELESS.

Just tried this, really like the polished UI and smooth scrolling actually works not bad, just stutters when a few flash videos are on the same site, not bad

Many Off the main thread improvements are landing in bits by bits like currently Nightly has Off the main thread compilation (only IonScripts - generated by Ion Monkey), Off the main thread decoding and soon off the main thread compositing is about to land in next few days.

Just looked up Intel's HD Graphics 4000 vs my old 8600M GT. Finally, that discrete card is beaten.

I found some benchmarks where it can still hold on against the 3000.

Good to know! My main computer is a Dell Inspiron 1520 (from 2009 I think) powered by an Core2 T9500 and a 8600M GT haha.

New download manager, search engine preference monitor and a plugin container that prevents plugins from hanging the browser but the metro version is nowhere to be seen
Also whoever let plugins reserve keys like ctrl+tab or ctrl+f4 so that you can no longer change tabs or close them on youtube and many other websites should be kicked in the balls with an iron boot.

francescob said,
but the metro version is nowhere to be seen

Out of interest (seriously, I am hoping to get a Surface Pro if MS would kindly sell them here), what would you expect a Metro version to bring that the full-feature desktop version doesn't have? Apart from enforcing full-screen?
It seems to me that take a Metro Firefox, add ModernMix, and - voila - you have desktop Firefox, running nicely in a window as before.

gb8080 said,

Out of interest (seriously, I am hoping to get a Surface Pro if MS would kindly sell them here), what would you expect a Metro version to bring that the full-feature desktop version doesn't have? Apart from enforcing full-screen?
It seems to me that take a Metro Firefox, add ModernMix, and - voila - you have desktop Firefox, running nicely in a window as before.

I'm not expecting it to bring more than the desktop version but actually much less since the features would be reduced, but at least you wouldn't have to use third party applications to integrate it in metro. It's been 6 months since they announced the metro version and it's still only available in the Nightly builds (and that means at least 3 more months to wait).