Firefox 4 beta 9 Available for Download

Mozilla has just released the latest beta version of Firefox 4, beta 9, bringing them closer to a release candidate and final version release in February 2011. There’s still one more beta to pump out, though. In this new beta release, there aren’t any new features but just some tweaks and bug fixes.

Mozilla Firefox 4 Beta is based on the Gecko 2.0 Web platform. In this release, Mozilla has overhauled the bookmarks and history code, enabling faster bookmarking and startup performance. Per-compartment garbage collection is now enabled, reducing work done during complex animations.

Mozilla has also added support for 7 new languages for Firefox 4 taking the total supported languages to 76. The Firefox Sync setup experience has been greatly improved across desktop and mobile devices. Firefox 4 beta now uses the JägerMonkey JavaScript engine, which is supposedly fast. Firefox button has a new look for Windows Vista and Windows 7 users.

Tabs are now on top by default on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. You can turn any tab into an “App Tab” by right-clicking on it and selecting “Make into App Tab” from the context menu. The stop and reload buttons have been merged into a single button on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. Crash protection for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X when there is a crash in the Adobe Flash, Apple Quicktime or Microsoft Silverlight plugins. Firefox 4 beta now comes with native support for the HD HTML5 WebM video format.

To view the complete list of changes, visit this page. You can download Firefox 4 Beta 9 from here orvisit this post to learn what has changed in this beta.

This Firefox 4 Beta is considered to be stable and safe to use for daily web browsing, though the features and content may change before the final product release.

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