Firefox 61 released

MozillaMozilla’s developers have released Firefox version 61 for Windows, Linux and macOS. Besides some improvements and support for TLS 1.3 there is also a dark theme in the browser.


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According to the changelog, the new version brings the following changes to Firefox version 61:

  • Enhanced performance:

    • Faster page rendering with Quantum CSS improvements and the new retained display list feature
    • Faster switching between tabs on Windows and Linux
    • WebExtensions now run in their own process on MacOS
  • Convenient access to more search engines: You can now add search engines to the address bar “Search with” tool from the page action menu when on a webpage that provides an OpenSearch plugin

  • Share links from Firefox for MacOS more easily: You can now share the URL of an active tab from the page actions menu in the address bar

  • Improved security:


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    • On-by-default support for the latest draft of the TLS 1.3 specification
    • Access to FTP subresources inside http(s) pages has been blocked
  • A more consistent user experience: Improvements for dark theme support across the entire Firefox user interface

  • More customization for tab management: added support to allow WebExtensions to hide tabs

  • Improved bookmark syncing

Changes

  • The settings for customizing your homepage and new tab page in Firefox have been added to a new Preferences section that can be accessed from Firefox at about:preferences#home. The settings can also be accessed via the gear icon on the New Tab page.

An article about the new functions can be found at Bleeping Computer.


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