Download Firefox 11 Beta

Firefox 11 Beta

Firefox Beta is the build for those who like a little bit of jeopardy, but who don’t want to risk everything by trying out Firefox Aurora, the early alpha build of Firefox. Firefox Beta gives you a sneak peek at the next version of Firefox six weeks ahead of its final release, offering a relatively stable build that’s not quite ready for primetime, but still pretty solid.

Whereas Firefox Aurora installs as a completely separate application alongside your existing Firefox installation, Firebox Beta will replace the stable build. Should you subsequently wish to go back to the safer version, you’ll need to manually download the stable version and install it over the top of the beta build.

Confirm which build you have by selecting About Firefox from the Firefox menu or button (it’s inside the Help menu if using the Firefox button).

There’s not an awful lot to get excited about with Firefox 11 Beta. Firefox Sync now tentatively supports synchronising add-ons in addition to all your other settings – you’ll see Add-ons appear as an additional option when choosing exactly what to sync from the Firefox Sync Setup menu.

Support for importing data from Chrome has also been partially implemented in the form of cookies, history and bookmarks – you’ll see the option appear when you open the Bookmarks Library and choose Import and Backup > Import Data from another Browser.

Developers will also welcome the addition of two new tools in addition to the raft of extras first introduced in Firefox 9 – these are a Style Editor for tweaking CSS settings on the fly, and a new 3D view (Tilt) for Page Inspector. via downloadcrew

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