Mozilla Releases Firefox 7 – Upgrading

Mozilla on Tuesday rolled out Firefox 7, the latest of its popular Web browser for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android users. Firefox 7 is released about 6 weeks after the official release of Firefox 6.

Main changes in Firefox 7:

  • Drastically improved memory handling for certain use cases
  • 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
  • The ‘http://’ URL prefix is now hidden by default. Just as in Goolge Chrome
  • Added support for text-overflow: ellipsis
  • Added support for the Web Timing specification
  • Enhanced support for MathML
  • The WebSocket protocol has been updated from version 7 to version 8
  • Added an opt-in system for users to send performance data back to Mozilla to improve future versions of Firefox
  • Fixed several stability issues
  • Fixed several security issues

Upgrading to Firefox 7:

Great to know that you like being updated. So, here’s how you can upgrade to Firefox 7:

From within Firefox (If you have any previous versions installed)

  1. Click on the Firefox Button
  2. Hover over Help.
  3. Now, choose About Firefox from the Available options.
    Upgrading to Firefox 7
  4. The next window will show you that Firefox is checking for Updates. Once the step finishes, you just need to click Apply Update.
  5. Firefox will start updating. Answer accordingly if any window prompts you to do anything.

Download and Install Seperately

If you don’t have internet connection on the machine on which you want to install Firefox, or you don’t have an existing version of Firefox to upgrade, follow the following steps:

  1. Download the latest version from here
  2. Once downloaded, open the Setup file and Follow the instructions to install.

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