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Does Firefox fully support Windows 8.1 64-bit?

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It appears from the web that the current Firefox browser does not fully support Windows 8.1 64-bit. Is an updated version planned that will fully support Windows 8.1 64-bit, and if so when is the expected release?

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The first article suggesting to use Aurora may be dated now as Mozilla had a article about using Aurora channel builds for Windows 8 a few days after the Firefox 24.0 release and the now current Fx 26.0 was in early development on Aurora channel then.

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hello codyuser, yes firefox should just run fine on win8.1 64bit (integration into the touch section of the OS will presumably arrive with firefox 28). do you have any problems in particular you need help with or is it just a general inquiry?

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I just want to know what to expect when I download, or if I should wait for a newer version. Do I understand from your reply that version 28 is required to support the touch screen section? If so, is 28 the current version, or is its release anticipated in the near future?

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I just want to know what to expect when I download, or if I should wait for a newer version. Do I understand from your reply that version 28 is required to support the touch screen section? If so, is 28 the current version, or is its release anticipated in the near future?

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the current version is firefox 26 - 27 is going to be released this week. if you download either of those, you'll just get the normal firefox browser on desktop as you're used to. firefox 28 which is also going to be released as beta this week will include a (minimalist) touch-optimized version of firefox for the windows metro ui...

https://www.mozilla.org/firefox/channel/

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Hello, confirm philipp's replies, see also for more info :

thank you

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The first article suggesting to use Aurora may be dated now as Mozilla had a article about using Aurora channel builds for Windows 8 a few days after the Firefox 24.0 release and the now current Fx 26.0 was in early development on Aurora channel then.