Firefox 3.6 beta 5 now available

Firefox 3.6 is moving closer to release.On Thursday, Mozilla announced the fifth beta release of the forthcoming browser update.

Firefox 3.6 is moving closer to release.

On Thursday, Mozilla announced the fifth beta release of the forthcoming browser update.

Beta 5 offers improvements in performance, support for third party applications and user interface choices.

In the words of a Mozilla rep, here are the key new features and improvements to test:

  • Support for the HTML5 File API
  • A change to how third party software integrates with Firefox to increase stability
  • The ability to run scripts asynchronously to speed up page load times
  • Built-in support for Personas. Users can change browser's appearance with one click.
  • Alerts about out-of-date plug-ins
  • Open, native video can now be displayed full screen, and supports poster frames.
  • Support for the WOFF font format.
  • Improved JavaScript performance, overall browser responsiveness and startup time.
  • Support for new CSS, DOM and HTML5 web technologies.

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