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Firefox 16 adds VoiceOver, limited web app support [u]

10 October 2012 1,036 views No Comment

The top three new features in Firefox 16 are VoiceOver, web app support (initial) and two localizations (Acholi and Kazak)

Iterating like mad. Mozilla has released a dozen whole number “updates” since 2011 and here is yet another one. The top three new features in Firefox 16 are VoiceOver, web app support (initial) and two localizations (Acholi and Kazak). Of course, there are bug fixes, as well as dev juice, too.

Mozilla has pushed out Firefox 16 (release notes), which comes to market with the following features:

• Firefox on Mac OS X now has preliminary VoiceOver support turned on by default
• Initial web app support (Windows/Mac/Linux)
• Acholi and Kazakh localizations added
• Improvements around JavaScript responsiveness through incremental garbage collection
• New Developer Toolbar with buttons for quick access to tools, error count for the Web Console, and a new command line for quick keyboard access
• [dev] CSS3 Animations, Transitions, Transforms and Gradients unprefixed in Firefox 16
• [dev] Recently opened files list in Scratchpad implemented
• A half dozen bugs quashed

[u] Mozilla has pulled Firefox 16 due to a critical security flaw that apparently hasn’t been exploited in the wild.

For what it’s worth, Ars Techinica gives a good enumeration of the features, notably Lion related and inline pdf display functionality, that Mozilla hasn’t seen fit to code into Firefox 16 for Mac.

Get your copy of Firefox 16 here.

In related news, Thunderbird 16 (release notes) is available.

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