Firefox Updates With Per-Window Private Browsing And A New Download Manager

Firefox's latest update offers better privacy controls and an easier downloading experience. Now you can browse privately in a new window without interrupting your current browsing session, access and find your downloaded files more easily, and close hanging plugins without shutting down the entire browser.

On its company blog, Mozilla points out a few ways the new private browsing feature can help you out: Instead of being asked to save your session and closing your browser before opening a new private browsing window, now you can keep that session open while you privately shop for a birthday gift or check multiple email addresses simultaneously.

In addition, Firefox for Android now also supports private browsing on a per tab basis.

The video above showcases the new download manager in the Firefox toolbar — no more switching to another window to manage your downloaded files.

Read more about what's new in Firefox 20 or download it at Mozilla.org. Current users can just fire up their browser to check for the update.

Firefox Notes [Mozilla.org]


Comments

    "now you can keep that session open while you privately shop for a birthday gift or check multiple email addresses simultaneously"

    Is THAT what the private browsing thing is for?

    Why do the inbuilt download managers never have resuming or multiple stream downloads. It can't be that hard. I hate having to have a third party program running all the time to manage my downloads.

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