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In Pictures: Firefox 19

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.

  • Performance improvements 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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