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Mozilla Firefox Version 57.0

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Mozilla has released Version 57.0.4 of the Firefox browser.
Firefox Release
January 4, 2018

Version 57.0.4, first offered to Release channel users on January 4, 2018
Brace yourself for an all-new Firefox. It’s fast. Really fast. It’s over twice as fast as Firefox from 6 months ago, built on a completely overhauled core engine with brand new technology from our advanced research group, and graced with a clean, modern interface. Today is the first of several releases we’re calling Firefox Quantum, all designed to get to the things you love and the stuff you need faster than ever before. Experience the difference on desktops running Windows, macOS, and Linux; on Android, speed improvements are landing as well, and both Android and iOS have a new look and feel. To learn more about Firefox Quantum, visit the Mozilla Blog.

Making Firefox look, feel and perform faster was no small feat. Employees and volunteers from around the world worked in record time to create the best Firefox yet. We'd like to extend a special thank you to all of the new Mozillians who contributed to this release of Firefox!

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Mozilla has released Version 58.0 of the Firefox browser.
Firefox Release
January 23, 2018

Version 58.0, first offered to Release channel users on January 23, 2018
With this release, we’re building on the great foundation provided by our all-new Firefox Quantum browser. We're optimizing the performance gains we released in 57 by improving the way we render graphics and cache JavaScript. We also made functional and privacy improvements to Firefox Screenshots. On Firefox for Android, we’ve added support for Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) so you can add websites to your home screen and use them like native apps.

Thank you to all of the new Mozillians who contributed to this release of Firefox!

new
fixed
  • Fonts installed in non-standard directories will no longer appear blank for Linux users
  • Various security fixes
changed
  • User profiles created in Firefox 58 (and in future releases) are not supported in previous versions of Firefox. Users who downgrade to a previous version should create a new profile for that version. Learn about alternatives to downgrading on our support site.
  • Added a warning to alert users and site owners of planned security changes to sites affected by the gradual distrust plan for the Symantec certificate authority
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Developer Information

unresolved
  • Users running Firefox for Windows over a Remote Desktop Connection (RDP) may find that audio playback is disabled due to increased security restrictions. Learn how to mitigate this issue until it is corrected in an upcoming release.
  • Users running certain screen readers may experience performance issues and are advised to use Firefox ESR until performance issues are resolved in an upcoming future release
 


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Mozilla has released Version 58.0.1 of the Firefox browser.
Firefox Release
January 29, 2018

Version 58.0.1, first offered to Release channel users on January 29, 2018
fixed
  • Security fix
  • When using certain non-default security policies on Windows (for example with Windows Defender Exploit Protection or Webroot security products), Firefox 58.0 would fail to load pages (bug 1433065).
  • Reference link to 58.0 release notes
unresolved
  • Users running Firefox for Windows over a Remote Desktop Connection (RDP) may find that audio playback is disabled due to increased security restrictions. Learn how to mitigate this issue until it is corrected in an upcoming release.
  • Users running certain screen readers may experience performance issues and are advised to use Firefox ESR until performance issues are resolved in an upcoming future release
 


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kemical updated Mozilla Firefox with a new update entry:

Version 58.0.1

58.0.1
Firefox Release
January 29, 2018

Version 58.0.1, first offered to Release channel users on January 29, 2018
fixed
  • Security fix
  • When using certain non-default security policies on Windows (for example with Windows Defender Exploit Protection or Webroot security products), Firefox 58.0 would fail to load pages...
Read the rest of this update entry...
 


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Mozilla has released Version 58.0.2 of the Firefox browser.
Firefox Release
February 7, 2018
Version 58.0.2, first offered to Release channel users on February 7, 2018

fixed
  • Avoid a signature validation issue during update on macOS
  • Blocklisted graphics drivers related to off main thread painting crashes
  • Tab crash during printing
  • Fix clicking links and scrolling emails on Microsoft Hotmail and Outlook (OWA) webmail
 


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Mozilla has released Version 58.0.2 of the Firefox browser.:
Krystian Kolondra
Feb 7, 2018 (122)

Hello everyone,
We’re happy to introduce the stable version of Opera 51 today. Our new browser comes with internal and practical improvements to help you browse faster and more smoothly.
Some further new features and adjustments include scrolling to the top of a web page with just a click of the tab and an import bookmarks button added to the bookmarks manager. We are also introducing improvements to video pop-out and tabs, a redesigned private mode and more.
Opera 51 improves browsing speed
We are continuing to make Opera faster. In Opera 51, which is now compiled with Clang(Windows), you will see performance gains on benchmark tests such as the new Speedometer 2.0. We challenged Opera 51 (running on HP Spectre with Windows 10) to a speed test against the latest Mozilla Firefox 58. The result: Opera is 38% better than Firefox.

Click the tab to scroll
Some sites lead us through an endless pit of web content such as our Facebook or Twitter feeds or a busy discussion board on Reddit. These kind of pages leave us with a long climb back to the top! It’s then another long descent down to continue where we were.

We’ve added a new trick to help you quickly scroll up and down a web page. When you need to scroll to the top of a web page, simply click the page’s tab and the page will jump up to the beginning. Clicking the tab again will bring you back to where you were before, so you can continue reading or exploring content.
Import bookmarks added in bookmarks manager
In the bookmarks manager, we’ve added an import bookmarks button together with export bookmarks, available in the expandable menu. This is another way for you to import your bookmarks from other web browsers. You can also import bookmarks and other settings through the Easy Setup menu found in the start page.

Collapsible lists of opened and closed tabs in tabs menu
Users who have heaps of tabs opened – rejoice! Today’s Opera 51 release now has two collapsible lists for your open and recently closed tabs. You will find these lists in your tabs bar situated to the far right side of tabs bar.
This will declutter the right side of the browser after opening the tabs menu while also making it easier for you to locate a particular tab.

Another new feature for your tabs is to permanently keep tabs pinned no matter what restart option you have selected (open the start page, continue where I left off or open a specific page or set of pages). Your pinned tabs will be restored after opening the browser for a new session.
Private mode style updated
We’ve updated the style of private mode on macOS to match the Windows design while also changing the static image to a new animation across all platforms.
If you frequently use private browsing and wish to bypass the new animation and jump right to your Speed Dial, you can use the “Do not show again” checkbox at the bottom of the page.

“Back to tab” button for video pop-out
With video pop-out you have possibility to browse the Internet while your favorite video plays in an adjustable window on top. Now, with the “Back to tab” link you have ability to go back to the tab playing the video. You can find it on the top of the popped out video by hovering your mouse over the title of the video.

Your video will continue playing in the pop-out window after clicking “Back to tab.”
We also updated style of the video pop-out button on macOS.
Allow all sites to use Flash
It’s now possible to change the settings to run Adobe Flash on all sites without the site requesting to do so. By default, Opera requires sites to ask first before allowing sites to run Flash.
You can enable running Flash on all sites without prior request in Settings (Preferences on macOS) > Websites > Flash.
Safely and easily reset browser settings
Resetting your Opera browser can help speed up your future browsing. Overtime, a backlog of cached pages, cookies and unused extensions can all slow down your browser’s performance. Resetting browser settings cleans all that up for you without deleting your bookmarks, history or saved passwords.
Previously, resetting your Opera browser settings to its original state required a lengthy process of deleting the browser after saving preferences in a separate file. Opera 51 stable offers a single button to reset your browser settings in just one click.
You can reset your browser to its original settings in Settings (Preferences on macOS) > Browser > “Reset browser settings…” button.

Resetting your browser will revert any custom search engines to the default ones, remove pinned tabs, disable extensions and will clear temporary data such as cookies. Your bookmarks, history and saved passwords will remain in place with the refreshed browser.
Preferences backup
We now have a mechanism for backing up and restoring working profile preferences to help avoid the unintentional alterations or corruption of these settings. Whenever profile settings have been read successfully, we create a backup of the files involved. In case the latest configuration cannot be loaded, Opera will use backup instead.
Desktop wallpaper in Opera
Your favorite desktop wallpaper is now available in Opera!
Setting your desktop background as Opera’s wallpaper is as easy as adding your own theme from your system’s library. Head to the Easy Setup menu from the start page and click the wallpaper option with the blue “Desktop” label across it.

Under the hood
Opera 51 is powered by a fine-tuned version of Chromium 64. To learn more about the changes in the engine itself, visit dev.opera.com.

Review Opera 51’s life cycle in the full changelog.
 


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Mozilla has released Version 59.0 of the Firefox browser.
Firefox Release
March 13, 2018
Version 59.0, first offered to Release channel users on March 13, 2018

If you’re a regular reader of Firefox release notes (and thank you if you are!) you’re probably aware of just how much we’ve invested in the performance of Firefox Quantum. We launched an entirely new engine in November, made significant improvements to graphics rendering in January, and are continuing to post performance gains and add features with this release. On Firefox for desktop, we’ve improved page load times, added tools to annotate and crop your Firefox Screenshots, and made it easier to arrange your Top Sites on the Firefox Home page. On Firefox for Android, we’ve added support for sites that stream video using the HLS protocol.
As always, this is made possible by Mozillians around the world, including the new Mozillianswho contributed to this release of Firefox.

new
  • Performance enhancements:
    - Faster load times for content on the Firefox Home page
    - Faster page load times by loading either from the networked cache or the cache on the user’s hard drive (Race Cache With Network)
    - Improved graphics rendering using Off-Main-Thread Painting (OMTP) for Mac users (OMTP for Windows was released in Firefox 58)
  • Drag-and-drop to rearrange Top Sites on the Firefox Home page, and customize new windows and tabs in other ways
  • Added features for Firefox Screenshots:
    - Basic annotation lets the user draw on and highlight saved screenshots
    - Recropping to change the viewable area of saved screenshots
  • Enhanced WebExtensions API including better support for decentralized protocols and the ability to dynamically register content scripts
  • Improved Real-Time Communications (RTC) capabilities.
    - Implemented RTP Transceiver to give pages more fine grained control over calls
    - Implemented features to support large scale conferences
  • Added support for W3C specs for pointer events and improved platform integration with added device support for mouse, pen, and touch screen pointer input
  • Added the Ecosia search engine as an option for German Firefox
  • Added the Qwant search engine as an option for French Firefox
  • Added settings in about:preferences to stop websites from asking to send notifications or access your device’s camera, microphone, and location, while still allowing trusted websites to use these features
fixed
changed
  • Firefox Private Browsing Mode will remove path information from referrers to prevent cross-site tracking
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Mozilla has released Version 59.0.2 of the Firefox browser.
Firefox Release
March 26, 2018
Version 59.0.2, first offered to Release channel users on March 26, 2018

fixed
  • Invalid page rendering with hardware acceleration enabled (Bug 1435472)
  • Windows 7 users with touch screens or certain 3rd party desktop applications which interact with Firefox through accessibility services may experience random browser crashes. Known 3rd party applicatioins with issues: StickyPassword, Windows 7 touch screen. (Bug 1424505)
  • Browser keyboard shortcuts (eg copy Ctrl+C) don't work on sites that use those keys with resistFingerprinting enabled (Bug 1433592)
  • High CPU / memory churn caused by third-party software on some computers (Bug 1446280)
  • Users who have configured an "automatic proxy configuration URL" and want to reload their proxy settings from the URL will find the Reload button disabled in the Connection Settings dialog when they select Preferences/Options > Network Proxy > Settings... (Bug 1445991)
  • URL Fragment Identifiers Break Service Worker Responses (Bug 1443850)
  • User's trying to cancel a print around the time it completes will continue to get intermittent crashes (Bug 1441598)
  • Broken getUserMedia (audio) on DragonFly, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD. Video chat apps either wouldn't work or be always muted (Bug 1444074)
 


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Mozilla has released Version 59.0.3 of the Firefox browser.
Firefox Release
April 30, 2018
Version 59.0.3, first offered to Release channel users on April 30, 2018

fixed
  • Fix for compatibility with Windows 10 April 2018 update (Bug 1452619)
 


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Mozilla has released Version 60.0.1 of the Firefox browser.
Firefox Release
May 16, 2018
Version 60.0.1, first offered to Release channel users on May 16, 2018

fixed
  • Avoid overly long cycle collector pauses with some add-ons installed (Bug 1449033)
  • Stop displaying "Sponsored content" on the New Tab page immediately after the "Sponsored Stories" option is disabled (Bug 1458906)
  • On touchscreen devices, fixed momentum scrolling on non-zoomable pages (Bug 1457743)
  • Fixed black map on Google Maps with updated Nvidia Web Drivers on macOS (Bug 1458553)
  • Use the right default background when opening tabs or windows in high contrast mode (Bug 1458956)
  • The Firefox uninstaller on Windows is now translated again (Bug 1436662)
  • Restored translations of the Preferences panels when using a language pack (Bug 1461590)
changed
  • WebVR has been disabled by default on macOS (Bug 1459362)
 


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Mozilla has released Version 60.0.2 of the Firefox browser. T
Firefox Release
June 6, 2018
Version 60.0.2, first offered to Release channel users on June 6, 2018

fixed
  • Fix missing nodes in the developer tools Inspector panel (bug 1460223)
  • Various security fixes
  • Fix font rendering when using third-party font managers on OS X 10.11 and earlier (bug 1460917)
changed
  • Updated to NSS 3.36.4 from 3.36.1:
    • Connecting to a server that was recently upgraded to TLS 1.3 would result in a SSL_RX_MALFORMED_SERVER_HELLO error (bug 1462303)
    • Fix crash on macOS related to authentication tokens, e.g. PK11 or WebAuthn (bug 1461731)
  • See release notes for NSS 3.36.2 and 3.36.4
 


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