Firefox 19 Released With Built-In PDF Viewer

Posted February 19, 2013 at 9:43pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 5065 views

Mozilla has announced the release of Firefox 19 featuring a new built-in PDF viewer.

Firefox for Windows, Mac and Linux introduces a built-in browser PDF viewer that allows you to read PDFs directly within the browser, making reading PDFs easier because you don’t have to download the content or read it in a plugin like Reader. For example, you can use the PDF viewer to check out a menu from your favorite restaurant, view and print concert tickets or read reports without having to interrupt your browsing experience with extra clicks or downloads.

What’s New in Firefox 19:
● NEW: Built-in PDF viewer
● CHANGED: Canvas elements can export their content as an image blob using canvas.toBlob()
● CHANGED: Startup performance improvements (bugs 715402 and 756313)
● DEVELOPER: Debugger now supports pausing on exceptions and hiding non-enumerable properties
● DEVELOPER: Remote Web Console is available for connecting to Firefox on Android or Firefox OS (experimental, set devtools.debugger.remote-enabled to true)
● DEVELOPER: There is now a Browser Debugger available for add-on and browser developers (experimental, set devtools.chrome.enabled to true)
● DEVELOPER: Web Console CSS links now open in the Style Editor
● HTML5: CSS @page is now supported
● HTML5: CSS viewport-percentage length units implemented (vh, vw, vmin and vmax)
● HTML5: CSS text-transform now supports full-width
● FIXED: Certain valid WebGL drawing operations are incorrectly rejected, leaving incomplete rendering in affected pages (825205)
● FIXED: Starting Firefox with -private flag incorrectly claims you are not in Private Browsing mode (802274)
● FIXED: Plugins stop rendering when the top half of the plugin is scrolled off the top of the page, in HiDPI mode (825734)

You can download Firefox 19 from here.

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ExMozillaLover - February 20, 2013 at 10:38pm
Tad too late Firefox.. Chrome already killed you.
Jonathan - February 20, 2013 at 10:28am
About Fing time ........PDF built in!!!
t11chb - February 20, 2013 at 7:03am
I use waterfox, 64bit variant
Suiton nu Jutsu - February 19, 2013 at 11:16pm
It would be nice if firefox can do 64-bit edition of the browser.. If microsoft IE can do it, so as firefox right? Hopefully soon.
Ram - February 20, 2013 at 2:29am
64-bit is slated for release soon
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