While the Windows version of Firefox 9 did not have any noticeable interface changes, Mozilla tweaked Firefox’s interface on Mac OS X 10.7 to support Lion’s two-fingered swipe gesture for navigating backward and forward through already-viewed pages or sites, from what ComputerWorld reports.
Included in the update were several patches and memory fixes to address security vulnerabilities and memory bugs. “Some of these bugs showed evidence of memory corruption under certain circumstances, and we presume that with enough effort at least some of these could be exploited to run arbitrary code,” Mozilla stated.
Mozilla announced recently that the company was working hard on implimenting a silent update mechanism for its popular Firefox browser. Currently planned for Firefox 10, this new silent update mechanism would minimize the amount of time it takes Firefox to launch after downloading an update.
Firefox 10 has just begun its beta program and is set for release on January 31st of 2012.beta, Firefox, Mozilla