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Mozilla Firefox 29.0 Beta 2

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Posted:March 26, 2014, 11:55 pm
Updated:March 26, 2014, 11:55 pm
Operating System:Windows
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Mozilla has switched Firefox to a rapid release development cycle which means New versions will come more frequently. The non-profit organization has promised to push out a New stable build every six weeks.

The latest Mozilla Firefox Nightly is now available for testing on Windows, Mac, Linux and Android. This beta includes performance enhancements that improve the browsing experience for users and enable Developers to create faster Web apps and websites.

Version 29.0 beta 2 Features

New: A set of new improvements to the Firefox user interface
New: An interactive onboarding tour to guide users through new changes
New: A redesigned and improved customization mode
New: The ability to set up Firefox Sync by creating a Firefox account
New: Gamepad API finalized and enabled
Changed: navigator.plugins is no longer enumerable, for user privacy
Developer: 'box-sizing' (dropping the -moz- prefix) implemented
Developer: SharedWorker enabled by default
Developer: CSS3 variables implemented
Developer: < input type=number > enabled
Developer: < input type=color > implemented and enabled
Developer: Promises enabled by default
Developer: Console object available in Web Workers
Developer: Add-on bar has been removed, content moved to navigation bar
Developer: Enabled ECMAScript Internationalization API
Fixed Echo cancellation on fails

Version 28.0 Beta 9 Features

New Support for Retina Display on OS X 10.7 and up
New Preliminary support for WebRTC
Changed Experience better image quality with our New HTML scaling algorithm
Changed Performance improvements around tab switching
Developer CSS3 Flexbox implemented
Developer Support for New DOM property window.devicePixelRatio
Developer Support for @supports added
Developer Improvement in startup time through smart handling of signed extension certificates
HTML5 Support for W3C touch events impemented, taking the place of MozTouch events
Fixed Disable insecure content loading on HTTPS pages (62178)
Fixed Improved responsiveness for users on proxies (769764)

Known Issues

Unresolved If you try to start Firefox using a locked profile, it will crash (see 573369)
Unresolved For some users, scrolling in the main GMail window will be slower than usual (see 579260)
Unresolved Windows : The use of Microsoft's System Restore functionality shortly after updating Firefox may prevent future updates (see 730285)
Unresolved Starting Firefox with -private flag incorrectly claims you are not in Private Browsing mode (see 802274)