Firefox 19 for Mac Now Available for Download

Discussion in 'Mac Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Firefox 19 is slated to be launched on Tuesday, but as noted by The Next Web, the latest version is already available for download from Mozilla's servers. The U.S. version of Firefox 19 for the Mac can be found in the aforementioned folder by accessing the Mac directory and then selecting "en-US."

    Most notably, this update includes a built-in PDF viewer, making former PDF viewing plug-ins obsolete. The viewer was built using HTML5 and will provide a quicker, more secure way to read PDFs in the browser.

    Firefox 19, which comes more than a month after Firefox 18, also includes remote debugging, bug fixes, and CSS improvements. While the official release notes have yet to be posted, the beta notes are available:
    The official launch of Firefox 19 will take place tomorrow, on February 19. The updated version of the browser will be available for download from the Mozilla website.

    Update: The FTP link has been removed. Firefox 19 is now officially available from the Mozilla website.

    Article Link: Firefox 19 for Mac Now Available for Download
  2. Rudy69 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 30, 2009
    Yet somehow they still don't support Lion's scrollbars :/
  3. mrsir2009 macrumors 604


    Sep 17, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
    Huh...? :eek:

    It seems like it was yesterday when I was using Firefox 3 - And I'm only 16! When the hell did they rack up 19 releases?
  4. balwx macrumors regular

    Aug 22, 2007
  5. OriginalMacRat macrumors 6502

    Mar 9, 2007
    You blinked.

    Now version 20 is out.
  6. Bill Killer macrumors 6502

    Dec 29, 2011
    Firefox has fallen so far behind Chrome and Safari.
  7. Xenomorph macrumors 65816


    Aug 6, 2008
    St. Louis
    Really? I still see Firefox as a the better browser, by far.

    Tell me, how functional is Chrome & Safari's NoScript extension? How customizable are their interfaces?

    I can't think of any reason to use something like Internet Explorer, Opera, Chrome, or Safari.
  8. TheGenerous macrumors 6502a


    Nov 14, 2010
    I'm an Austronaut
  9. balwx macrumors regular

    Aug 22, 2007
    FF, Chrome, IE, Safari....

    Feels like I was using NCSA Mosaic not that long ago.
  10. a0me macrumors 65816


    Oct 5, 2006
    Tokyo, Japan
    Are people on Mac still using Firefox? I switched to Chrome after Firefox 4 but I'd be curious to see what's the user base for each browser now.
  11. lewis82 macrumors 68000


    Aug 26, 2009
    Totalitarian Republic of Northlandia
    I'm using Nightly, aka Firefox 21.0a1. The PDF reader has been there since version 14 in the alphas, but somehow never made it to the beta even though it was perfectly stable since at least version 16.
  12. slicecom macrumors 68020

    Aug 29, 2003
    Toronto, Canada
  13. doubleaa macrumors regular

    Feb 3, 2011
    I'm going to wait until FireFox 47. Safari will suffice for a few more weeks.
  14. autrefois macrumors 65816


    Oct 22, 2003
    Somewhere in the USA
    You must be mistaken — Firefox is on version 19, and Safari is still on 6. So Firefox is obviously over three times more advanced! :eek: (At least that's what the folks at Mozilla would apparently want us to think.)
  15. mrsir2009 macrumors 604


    Sep 17, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
    Eh... I use Firefox at school, and IMO it's pretty decent. All the major browsers are good now, for most purposes. I use Chrome personally, but I wouldn't at all mind using FF, Safari, or IE (on Windows) either.
  16. jonnysods macrumors 603


    Sep 20, 2006
    There & Back Again
  17. blesscheese macrumors 6502a


    Apr 3, 2010
    Central CA
    Agreed, and it is open source, and serviced by a dedicated community.

    I try not to get paranoid about things, but having Google collect and hang on to all my info does get me wondering at times...
  18. Krafty macrumors 601


    Dec 31, 2007
    La La Land
    Lol, one new feature accounts for a whole upgrade.
  19. marc11 macrumors 68000

    Mar 30, 2011
    NY USA
    I use to love FF myself, but when they had that period where each new release broke each and every plug in, I gave up; I think this has been long since corrected, but I just moved on. It just became too frustrating and the new version numbering thing is retarded; they would be way better off following the generally accepted practice of point releases for minor changes like this, and version changes for major releases.
  20. Bill Killer macrumors 6502

    Dec 29, 2011
    It's not bad by any means, but while Chrome and Safari have done a good job of excising themselves of bloat and focusing on application speed, Firefox has gone the heavy customization route. Great for some people, but completely unnecessary for my needs. All of them offer extensions, but Firefox, to me, is defined by these extensions, and the performance slows a bit too much for my liking.

    On a Windows machine, though, I'd choose it 10 out of 10 times over Safari.
  21. ardent73 macrumors regular


    Jan 14, 2010
    Safari Sucks

    Firefox still has features that I consider absolutely necessary, that no other browser has ever had. Chrome is good, not great, I still use it. And I wouldn't use Safari if you paid me to. (I would use IE but only if paid. :p )

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