Firefox 4 release creeps ever closer as Mozilla rolls out beta 9

By Tim Conneally, Betanews

Mozilla’s Firefox 4 reached its ninth beta version on Friday, which promises a quicker startup time, quicker bookmarking, support for multiple JavaScript heaps also known as “compartments,” support for the Indexed Database API, and minor superficial changes, like the option to have tabs placed in the titlebar position when the browser window is maximized and a minor redesign of the add-on bar.

“We continue to improve and polish Firefox 4 Beta to ensure we deliver an awesome experience to our 400 million users around the world. We couldn’t do this without the help of our beta testers and their feedback,” the Mozilla team wrote in its blog on Friday. “We want to hear how we can improve the features of Firefox 4 Beta and performance on specific sites.”

It has been just over three and a half weeks since the last beta version was released, and our Fileforum users have given it mostly positive ratings thus far. Development has taken 28 days longer than originally anticipated, but there is only one more beta release before the first release candidate is rolled out.

Download Firefox 4 Beta 9 from Fileforum now!

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