Mozilla has launched Firefox 12 Beta version of their popular browser. This version has some improvements, which are aimed primarily at developers. I didn’t find lot of improvements / fixes for normal users. So, I do not see a need for a normal user to download Firefox 12 beta version. Instead, you might want to wait for the stable release of Firefox 12 to come, and then let Firefox upgrade itself automatically.
If you are a developer, though, you would find some of the improvements useful (especially the one related to showing line numbers in Page Source). So, a developer might want to download Firefox 12 beta to experience sooner the benefits of this version.
Here are the release notes for Firefox 12 Beta (from here):
- Mozilla has made it easier for Firefox to upgrade. Now there is one less prompt.
- If you view Page Source by doing Right Click –> View Page Source, you will see Line Numbers now with source code.
- If you paste a URL in Download manager window of Firefox, it will automatically start downloading it.
- The Title attribute can now have Line Breaks.
- “Find in Page” feature has been improved, so that search result is now centered on the screen.
- Two new CSS properties are now supported: Column-Fill, and Text-Align-Last.
Download Firefox 12 Beta
Here is the direct download link to download Firefox 12 Beta: http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/products/download.html?product=firefox-12.0b4&os=win&lang=en-US
As I mentioned earlier, Developers would find this version useful, while not much difference for normal home users.
If you end up trying Firefox 12 beta, do share your experience with us in comments.