Mozilla on Friday released Firefox 3.6 Beta 5 with a wide range of improvements for users, including improved browser start-up time and responsiveness.
1. A Faster More Responsive Browser
Mozilla Firefox 3.6 Beta 5 does away with browser latency (that awkward downtime when you click on the browser and there is a delay).
Mozilla Firefox 3.6 Beta 5 has the ability to run scripts asynchronously. Translated into English: faster page load times.
Remember a browser is all about fast and efficient Web browsing. Think of Mozilla Firefox 3.6 Beta 5 as an engine that has just gotten new spark plugs. Mozilla Firefox 3.6 Beta 5 is now firing on all cylinders!
2. Improved Video Support
Mozilla Firefox 3.6 Beta 5 now supports native video in a full screen format and poster frames. We're living in an internet video age.
This is a major improvement for anyone consuming a significant amount of Web video (all of us!). We love the comment of one Mozilla community member who noted that Firefox 3.6 Beta 5 video is "far better than the current Full Screen Extension which forced a full video restart when switching modes. Neat!" Neat indeed. Better video viewing for Firefox browser users.
3. Increased Browser Stability
One of the things we love about the Mozilla Firefox community platform is the all-out no holds barred focus on making it the best browser bar none. That means doing the basic blocking and tackling better than the other guys. In this case that means "a change to how third party software integrates with Firefox to increase stability."
Bottom line: The Mozilla community has made some pretty significant changes with regard to how third party software hooks into Firefox 3.6 Beta 5 aimed at eliminating "a good chunk of crashes" without sacrificing a user's ability to add extensions that personalize the browser experience.
The Mozilla community has delivered a bang up new version of Firefox. Click here to give it a ride and download Firefox 3.6 Beta 5.