Firefox 4 beta 3 released

    The third beta version of the Firefox 4.0 web browser is available for download.

    What's New in Firefox 4 beta 3: Release Notes

    * Available in 34 languages, including Russian;
    * Support for touch control on Windows 7;
    * The default tabs are at the top in Windows and OSX, on Linux you will need to apply the appropriate setting;
    * In the Smart Location panel, you can search and switch to existing tabs;
    * The buttons "Stop" and "Update" are combined into one on Windows, Mac, and Linux;
    * The bookmarks bar has been replaced with the default bookmark button (it is possible to switch back).

    Among other changes:

    * A new representation of values ​​in JavaScript, so Firefox now more efficiently executes "heavy" code (used in graphics and animations);
    * Web developers can now animate content using CSS Transitions;
    * Responsiveness and scrolling are now more productive thanks to the new layer system;
    * A more optimized engine and, as a result, improved JavaScript;
    * Changed registration of XPCOM elements to improve separation of processes;
    * New add-on manager and extension management API (their user interface will be changed before the final release);
    * Significant API improvements for the interface of external functions JS-ctypes;
    * Protection against browser crashes for Windows, Linux and Mac in case of failure of the plug-in Adobe Flash, Apple QiuckTime or Microsoft Silverlight;
    * Partial support for CSS Transitions;
    * Implemented full support for WebGL (disabled by default);
    * Native support for HD HTML WebM video format;
    * Experimental support for rendering Direct2D in Windows (disabled by default);
    * Web developers can use Websockets;
    * Web developers can update the URL field without reloading the page using the HTML History API;
    * More responsive rendering of pages thanks to the "lazy" construction of frames;
    * Viewing the history of links is performed asynchronously to provide better responsiveness during page loading;
    * New HTML5 parser;
    * Support for more HTML5 management forms.

    Russian version:

    For Windows
    For Mac OSX
    For Linux

    English version:

    For Windows
    For Mac OSX
    For Linux

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