Today, Mozilla announced the release of Firefox version 59.0 with faster page load times, prevents Cross-Site Tracking, better private browsing, and Android Assist.
Also, Firefox 59 comes with several performance improvements and new features.
See what’s new in Firefox!
- 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 and Linux 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
- Various security fixes
- Firefox Private Browsing Mode will remove path information from referrers to prevent cross-site tracking
Download new version of FireFox 59 here.