Mozilla on Tuesday released Firefox 12, which incorporates silent updates, among other enhancements. The browser maker initially promised silent updates – or updates that occur in the history – with Firefox 13, however the feature has produced its distance to today’s release.
“Firefox simplifies the update process for Windows users by taking out the user account control dialog (UAC) pop-up and keep the safety of one’s system,” Mozilla said in a article. “Once a user gives explicit permission to Firefox on his or her first installation, they’re not going to be prompted again for subsequent releases.”
This past year, Mozilla switched to your Chrome-esque rapid release cycle, meaning it releases new browser versions at the faster clip. Before, it could are actually more than a year between browser versions, but in 2010 alone, Mozilla has released Firefox 10, 11, and 12. With all the silent updates incorporated into Firefox 12, users won’t be interupted by multiple prompts to update for the latest version of the browser.
Firefox 12 also adds 85 improvements to built-in developer tools, Mozilla said. “For example, developers don’t should reload the page to determine messages inside the Web Console, and Scratchpad adds Find and Jump to Line commands towards the editor. Our improvements discussed all the built-in tools,” the business said.
Firefox 12 has become intended for download on Mozilla.org.