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Firefox 17 - Ten things you need to know

A brief look at what’s new in Mozilla’s Firefox 17 browser

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With Mozilla now on a six-week rapid release schedule, it might be difficult to keep track of all the changes happening with Firefox. So, here’s a brief look at what’s new in Mozilla’s latest browser.


Click-to-play plugin blocker

This security feature added to Firefox 17 presents a more friendly way to deal with outdated plugins. Now whenever you install a new version of the browser and it recognises a plugin (like Adobe Reader, Flash or Silverlight) as old - and therefore a possible security risk - it will automatically block the plugin in question from running on a page. Click on the blocked plugin’s image to allow it to run still.

  • Social API
  • Click-to-play plugin blocker
  • Developer Toolbar
  • Reader Mode (Firefox for Android)
  • Share tabs from Firefox for Android
  • VoiceOver switched on by default (Firefox for OS X)
  • Initial support for web apps
  • Improved stability with CyanogenMod 10 (Firefox for Android)
  • Malicious URLs stopped (Firefox for Android)
  • URL vulnerability in Version 16 fixed



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