Firefox 11 is the latest installment in Mozilla’s series of Firefox web browsers. This version promises to make the web even easier to access, as well as to boost your productivity. The Firefox browser evolved out of the first browser made by the Mozilla Foundation, based on the Gecko engine used in some versions of the old Netscape Navigator browser. The browser originally focused on security at a time when the Internet Explorer browser was publicized as having many open security holes that could be taken advantage of. As time has gone on, the browser has expanded in terms of features and versatility.
Firefox 11 was released in 2012 in its final-release format, available for numerous platforms, including PCs running Windows and Linux, and Macintosh computers running MacOS X. Firefox is also now available for iOS and Android devices, including smartphones and tablets.
With a renewed focus on expanding support for synchronization between multiple devices, Firefox 11 allows the user to save bookmarks, install plugins, and configure their settings, and have these personalizations carry over to Firefox on their other devices, such as their work computer, phone or tablet. Firefox 11 sports the ability for even plug-ins to have their settings properly translate to each other machine the user installs Firefox onto. This is extremely convenient, as plug-ins comprise a substantial percentage of many users’ overall user experience.
Improvements have been made to keep the so-called “AwesomeBar” up to expectations. This is likely one of the most favorable features of Firefox 11. If you do not remember the exact name or address of a page you have previously visited, you can just begin typing whatever terms you remember that relate to the page into the address bar, and it will bring up a list of suggestions, sorted in order of relevance. Many users have found this absolutely invaluable.
Firefox 11 is so far proving to be another worthy addition in this browser’s lineage, and it can be strongly recommended to any user.