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New Firefox beta adds support for Mac Retina displays

updated 04:36 pm EST, Mon November 26, 2012

Also adds IonMonkey, W3C touch technology

Mozilla has released a new beta of Firefox, its multiplatform web browser. The code makes several significant changes, most notably adding Retina display support for the MacBook Pro. It also implements the IonMonkey JavaScript JIT compiler, which is said to speed up JavaScript-heavy webpages, such as web apps.

Another addition is support for W3C-compliant touch events, a newer part of the HTML5 standard. Previously, Firefox only supported Mozilla's own MozTouch format. The beta also now has the ability to disable insecure content on HTTPS pages, which should help stop theft of any secure data being entered.



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  1. jdonahoe

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    The code makes several significant changes, most notably adding Retina display support for the MacBook Pro. It also, however, implements the IonMonkey JavaScript JIT compiler, which is said to speed up JavaScript-heavy webpages, such as web apps.


    I may be in a bad mood, but why is the word "however" used in this sentence? If something speeds up parts of a program, how is that "however" information? However should be used like, the surfer survived the shark attack, however, he lost a leg. Something bad has to be in there to make it work.

    OK, I'm finished venting, I'm going home now.

  1. chas_m

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    Joined: 08-04-01

    It's not you, it's us. That "however" doesn't belong there. I had the night shift remove it. Thanks for pointing that out.

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