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Firefox 58 for Windows offers faster browsing & opt-in Tracking Protection

Firefox 58, the latest version of Firefox browser is now available for Windows. The update offers faster browsing with graphics engine enhancements and opt-in Tracking Protection. Check the full changelog of this update below.

Firefox 58 Changelog:

  • To turn on Tracking Protection, just open your “Preferences” and click on “Privacy & Security.” Scroll down to “Tracking Protection,” and click on “Always.” Now, you’re all set.
  • A faster, smoother web with graphics engine enhancements

    I’m sure you’ve all experienced that moment when you’re patiently waiting for a page to load, and the images and text get choppy. It slows down, and sometimes, it just hangs. We call this annoying phenomenon jank, and we’re always working on making Firefox less janky.

    To help reduce jank, today Firefox Quantum is launching an improved engine that more efficiently paints your screen, using a dedicated CPU thread. The impact of this improvement is that Firefox Quantum is now even faster, and on certain websites, much smoother. Just how do we know? Our engineers created a test that simulates running heavy JavaScript. While running this test, Firefox’s frame rate improved by 30% (from 31 to 40 frames per second). You can read more here.

  • Improvements to Firefox Screenshots:
    • Copy and paste screenshots directly to your clipboard
    • Firefox Screenshots now works in Private Browsing mode
  • Added support for credit card autofill
  • Added Nepali (ne-NP) locale

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