The quick red fox jumps over to a built-in PDF viewer
While the big news in the latest version of Mozilla's popular open-source browser is the new built-in PDF reader, several under-the-hood improvements and new capabilities for developers are also present.
A pair of bug fixes should provide Firefox 19 with snappier performance and shorter load times, specifically on startup.
Built-in PDF reader
Firefox users can say goodbye to the annoying experience of seeing the Adobe Reader splash screen come up every time they incautiously click on a PDF link, because Firefox 19 now has a built-in reader.
Canvas image blobs
According to Mozilla's original announcement of the feature, allowing canvas elements to export their contents as image blobs is an important design efficiency improvement.
Remote Web console
You can connect remotely to Android versions of Firefox or Firefox OS using the new remote Web console feature.
HTML5 CSS additions
New support for CSS layout functions like viewpoint percentage length units, full-width text transform and @page have also been added for Firefox 19.
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