• Firefox 7 is out!

    Mozilla appears to have pushed the final build of Firefox 7 although autoupdate and the website have not been updated yet.
    Initial Changelog:
    • Vastly improved memory usage (up to 50% better) and increased speed
    • Added a new rendering backend to speed up Canvas operations on Windows systems
    • Bookmark and password changes now sync almost instantly when using Firefox Sync
    • Added support for text-overflow: ellipsis
    • Added support for the Web Timing specification
    • Added an opt-in system for users to send performance data back to Mozilla to improve future versions of Firefox. This can be enabled by installing an add-on
    • Fixed several stability issues
    Download Links:
    Windows (13.4MB):
    OSX (28.2MB):

    Linux (14.5MB):
    Override the existing install and you will have Firefox 7.

    Comments 30 Comments
    1. SYNACK's Avatar
      SYNACK -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rydra View Post
      If I wanted to see a 5mm strip of blurry background I'd strap beer bottles to my eyes.
      Just drinking the beer may be more comfortable
    1. thepineapplehead's Avatar
      thepineapplehead -
      Just been prompted to upgrade Firefox

      version number is ......

    1. DAZZD88's Avatar
      DAZZD88 -
      I have advocated the use of Firefox for years now. Unfortuntaley the latest update has some compatibility issues with some of my well used add-ons. I'm starting to get a bit fed up of it now but will keep using it until I find something else that suits me.
    1. Gatt's Avatar
      Gatt -
      The ONLY two things that keep me using FF are: Pinnable App Tabs and the ability to sync my bookmarks to every PC I use/rebuild
    1. ZeroHour's Avatar
      ZeroHour -
      Quote Originally Posted by Gatt View Post
      The ONLY two things that keep me using FF are: Pinnable App Tabs and the ability to sync my bookmarks to every PC I use/rebuild
      Get Xmarks, its free and cross browser sync too, I love it and use it every day along with lastpass.

      Chrome and IE9 have taskbar pinning as well.
    1. sted's Avatar
      sted -
      Quote Originally Posted by Gatt View Post
      The ONLY two things that keep me using FF are: Pinnable App Tabs and the ability to sync my bookmarks to every PC I use/rebuild
      When sync dosent throw up unspecified errors
    1. CyberNerd's Avatar
      CyberNerd -
      An Excellent review can be found here:http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...wser,3037.html
      In the closest conclusion this series has ever seen, Mozilla is finally able to take the crown, earning its first Web Browser Grand Prix championship with Firefox 7. Although Firefox has two fewer wins than Chrome 14, Mozilla's browser manages to earn three more strong finishes than Chrome, which we consider sealing the deal, if by only a hair.Enjoy it while you can Firefox fans; Google doesn't like to play second fiddle for very long. In fact, we wouldn't be one bit surprised if a "minor" update that happens to contain a performance game-changer is pushed to Chrome within days (or hours) of this publication.Chrome 14 obviously places second; no surprise there. The big surprise is our third-place finisher. It's not Internet Explorer 9! Rather, Opera finally breaks out of fourth place and grabs the bronze medal. IE9 simply lost too many times, allowing Opera and its "minor" .01 update to swoop in for the kill.Alas, Safari places last yet again. Safari for Windows, that is. If Web Browser Grand Prix VI: Firefox 6, Chrome 13, Mac OS X Lion taught us anything, it's that the rules of physics, common sense, and everything else you hold dear don't apply on Apple's own OS X platform. Over there, Safari is still king.There you have it folks, another Web Browser Grand Prix in the bag. Stay tuned to Tom's Hardware for more. We have a few special twists up our sleeves for Web Browser Grand Prix 8 and beyond.
    1. SYNACK's Avatar
      SYNACK -
      Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
      Excellently biased it gives FF the win for memory efficiency
    1. mthomas08's Avatar
      mthomas08 -
      Bit too early for a review?
      Although I am always open to FF vs IE, I stick to IE for its basic compatibility and the "If its not broke dont fix it". At home I use FF much more but if FF was the default browser on a Windows installation for the next 5 years would we get more security updates

      I do hate the updates and no doubt there but then again any product widely used gets targetted. Remember flash 5 years ago - i remember hardly ever seeing the word security, now within the last year or so I see a lot of updates and security flaws popping up. So to me I wouldnt mind ever using it at home but for work I would always choose IE. I will add though FF7 feels much better and I dont think its crashed once for me yet.
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