Firefox 26 has entered Aurora channel from nightly. Mozilla has released Preview version of Firefox for Windows 8 they’re working on, at the same time you shouldn’t forget same Firefox 26 Aurora brings lot of new features, changes, improvements and bug fixes to desktop as well.

Firefox 26 new features

According to Aurora notes, apart from Windows 8 touch-friendly Aurora that available for use,

1. With this version onwards for better security, all plug-ins in Firefox except Flash are defaulted to click to play.

Read: Mozilla to enable Click to Play for All Plugins to give More Control to Firefox Users

2. You can now run more than one social service at a time, Firefox SocialAPI allows that.  For instance, you can run Facebook Messenger for Firefox and other social provider at once.

3. If you’re using Firefox built-in password manager, it now supports script-generated password fields.

4. Updates can now be performed by Windows users without write permissions to Firefox install directory (requires Mozilla Maintenance Service).

5. Firefox now supports H.264 on Linux if the appropriate gstreamer plug-ins are installed.

You can find other changes, bug fixes and developer related features added in Aurora 26 release notes.

Find bar now appears on top in this version, if you want it to shown on bottom, read how to send findbar back to bottom in Firefox 26.

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