Mozilla Firefox 18 Beta Improves JavaScript Through IonMonkey

A new Mozilla Firefox Beta for Windows, Mac and Linux is now available to download and test.

The new desktop web browser includes an enhanced JavaScript engine for web apps and games and adds support for W3C Touch Events and Retina Display for Mac users.

Dubbed as IonMonkey, the new JavaScript JIT compiler improves JavaScript processes and thus Firefox 18 Beta performs faster with web apps, games and other JavaScript-heavy pages.

Firefox 18 Beta supports standard W3C touch events on top of MozTouch events and supports Retina Display for Mac users for sharper images when watching movies, playing games and browsing the Web.

It has the ability to disable insecure content on HTTPS secure websites to maintain privacy within the website. The feature is in about:config.

Last week, Mozilla released Firefox 17 for users to see Facebook notifications and updates without the need to switch tabs.

More: Mozilla Previews Facebook Integration Through Firefox 17

Get the new Mozilla Firefox Beta for Windows, Mac and Linux here.

Mozilla Firefox 18 Beta Improves JavaScript Through IonMonkey

Image: Nayu Kim, via Flickr (CC)

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