Firefox 17 - Ten things you need to know
A brief look at what’s new in Mozilla’s Firefox 17 browser
By Howard Wen | Network World US | Published: 15:53, 03 January 2013
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This security feature added to Firefox 17 presents a more friendly way to deal with outdated plugins.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.