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Has It Been 6 Weeks Already? Firefox 11 Now Available

Firefox iconOh, Mozilla — just when we start to get comfortable with a new version of your Firefox web browser, you come along and yank the rug out from under us with an even newer edition. In keeping with the company’s new fast track development, Firefox 11 is now available for your downloading pleasure.

The Mozilla Blog has announced the availability of Firefox 11, the organization’s latest and greatest web browser (well, for another six weeks or so, anyway). Available now for Mac, Windows and Linux, Firefox 11 is another chapter in Mozilla’s “baby step” full point releases and most of the changes are under the hood.

Firefox 11 includes new in-product developer tools that will make it easier to visualize page elements. “The first is a powerful visual layout tool unique to Firefox, Page Inspector 3D View,” the company’s blog explains. “Nicknamed Tilt, it is a brand new WebGL-based website visualization tool that highlights the structure of a page better than a flat view, so anyone can immediately understand the relationship of the code to the page output.”

A new Style Editor tool also allows developers to edit CSS stylesheets like a text editor, but see the changes instantly, right from within Firefox 11. “It’s a quick and easy way to iterate and test designs on a website,” Mozilla notes. “Once changes are made, the Firefox Style Editor provides a simple way to save the file to your computer.”

Not a developer? Firefox 11 can now migrate your bookmarks, history and cookies from Google Chrome, and with Sync enabled, add-ons can now be synchronized across all of your computers. The new version also includes redesigned media controls for HTML5 video and fixes an issue with Growl 1.3 or later notifications not working.

You know you want it, so head over to the Mozilla website and get your Firefox 11 download on!

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