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Firefox For Mac Gets Updated With Retina Support

Mozilla today released version 18 of Firefox, adding Retina support for Apple's line of Retina MacBook Pros.

Safari, Opera, and Google Chrome implemented Retina months ago, leaving Firefox as the last of the major browsers to receive a Retina update. Without Retina support, both website text and images on Firefox appeared fuzzy and hard to read.

Firefox 18 also includes the following updates, changes and fixes:
-Faster JavaScript performance via IonMonkey compiler

-Support for Retina Display on OS X 10.7 and up

-Preliminary support for WebRTC

-Experience better image quality with our new HTML scaling algorithm

-Performance improvements around tab switching

-Support for new DOM property window.devicePixelRatio

-Improvement in startup time through smart handling of signed extension certificates

-Support for W3C touch events implemented, taking the place of MozTouch events

-Disable insecure content loading on HTTPS pages

-Improved responsiveness for users on proxies
Firefox 18 can be downloaded from the Mozilla website.

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20 months ago
Rating: 21 Votes
20 months ago

can you turn on developer mode and make the user agent firefox ?


Is that PornHub that you have opened on another tab?
LMAO
Rating: 18 Votes
20 months ago
Why all the hate towards Firefox?

Chrome is fast but I don't trust it one bit, Safari is nice but lacks any real kind of tweakability and security isn't exactly as robust as Firefox.
Rating: 14 Votes
20 months ago
Can't wait to not download this.
Rating: 13 Votes
20 months ago
Chrome is just Safari for hipsters.
Rating: 13 Votes
20 months ago

people still use firefox on mac?


Why wouldn't we? It's not like there's anything better to use.
Rating: 10 Votes
20 months ago
people still use firefox on mac?
Rating: 9 Votes
20 months ago

people still use firefox on mac?


Yes. The Awesome Bar has almost enabled me to live without bookmarks, plus it's the only browser with an extension available (Xmarks) that can sync bookmarks and other data across the browser on different platforms in addition to other browsers themselves (mainly IE), handy when you have several different computers on various OSes in different locations. (EDIT: This probably wasn't the best stated point. It began as FoxMarks for Firefox but has expanded since; even still, it's always worked best with Firefox for me and I've given up syncing most other browsers. Mozilla and other vendors also have built-in support for something similar, but they don't work with other browsers, and I still prefer Xmarks. Plus, Firefox extensions are very easy to take with you to other computers--the corresponding IE and Safari versions, for example, require installing an EXE or PKG from a DMG, respectively.)

The wider availability and flexibility of extensions is also a reason I stay with Firefox. Plus I philosophically support the Gecko engine more than most others, and I've been using it since the Mozilla Milestone (pre-NS 6) days, so I'm kind of attached. :)

I did use Safari on my G5 once Firefox quit official supporting updates and TenFourFox was a bit too much for the amount of RAM it had, but I keep coming back to Firefox on both Windows and Mac.
Rating: 8 Votes
20 months ago

can you turn on developer mode and make the user agent firefox ?


Did you type that post out with one hand? :p
Rating: 8 Votes
20 months ago
Wow all these FF haters sound a lot like Windows Mac haters
Rating: 8 Votes

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