Firefox 13 Download, Features – Better Dev Tools
Firefox 13 gets a new tab page, new homepage and On-demand tab load at startup.
The New SPDY protocol is being introduced in Firefox 13. Firefox 11 was the first to boast support for SPDY, but it was disabled by default as Mozilla continued to polish the implementation and clean out the bugs.
Striking Features of Firefox 13
Dev tools are getting better
Mozilla continues to focus on dev tools. Its unique and perfect for a developer. There are lot of new tweaks and improvements in the DevTools. DevTools are made easy to use. The Page Inspector now allows you to lock in CSS pseudo-classes on inspected page elements and Style Editor now saves CSS files loaded via file:// URLs without prompting to make the workflow for experimenting with CSS much quicker.
Here are some videos that demonstrate a part of dev tools in Firefox 13
New tab page
A new tab page has been in the list of release notes and work. There were several experiments in Firefox 12, and now, its finally being pushed in version 13.
The default homepage is now redesigned with some useful options. There are small icons of Recently visited sites, bookmarks, addons, Downloads etc., This gives an easy access to the most performed tasks.
On-demand tab load at start-up
Speaking of restoring the last open tabs, Firefox 13 also introduces a very useful feature for those that regularly have a lot of tabs open. If you enable Tabs on Demand, Firefox will only load the tabs that are visible when starting up.
Then, as soon as you click on another tab, you need the page starts loading. So, you wont have any issues of firefox not responding or your system slogging to run tasks. This makes loading of tabs more ordered and better. This feature is really helpful when we have some 10+ tabs open.