Firefox 14 Available Now, Moves Google Searches To HTTPS [Download Now]

The latest version of everyone’s favourite open-source browser has become available today. Firefox 14 now defaults your Google searches to HTTPS, allowing for more secure Googling for those who don’t manually enable HTTPS searching.

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The full release notes, as posted on the official Mozilla site, are as follows:

  • Google searches now utilize HTTPS
  • Full screen support for Mac OS X Lion implemented
  • Plugins can now be configured to only load on click (requires an about:config change)
  • The Awesome Bar now auto-completes typed URLs
  • Improved site identity manager, to prevent spoofing of an SSL connection with favicons
  • Pointer Lock API implemented
  • New API to prevent your display from sleeping
  • New text-transform and font-variant CSS improvements for Turkic languages and Greek
  • Various security fixes
  • FIXED: GIF animation can gets stuck when src and image size are changed
  • FIXED: OS X: nsCocoaWindow::ConstrainPosition uses wrong screen in multi-display setup
  • FIXED: CSS :hover regression when an element’s class name is set by Javascript

The big ones here are the aforementioned switch to default HTTPS searches, and the Pointer Lock API implementation, which will make for much better cursor capturing when playing online games. Anyone still stuck on OS X Lion will also appreciate the fullscreen support.

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