Firefox 4 Beta 5 Now Available With Default Hardware Acceleration, Menu Redesign

Windows/Mac/Linux: Firefox 4 Beta 5 is out today, and it firms up a few things that have been slowly taking shape in previous betas of the browser.

Most significantly, it enables by default the (Windows-only) hardware acceleration that had been available through a deep settings switch previously. New to the build, however, are a robust audio API (demonstrated at YouTube), a return to two-column menus, this time with multiple shades, and a new feature, HTTP Strict Transport Security, that allows sites to demand a browser make a secure and encrypted HTTPS connection. Grab the just-out beta and tell us what you think in the comments.

[The Mozilla Blog via CNET]


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