Last month, Mozilla showed off Firefox for Windows 10. And now, it’s here.
The company today released Firefox 40, which includes support for Windows 10 and much more. Firefox 40 mainly focuses on user interface improvements. Alongside user interface improvements, Firefox 40 also packs protection against unwanted software downloads, updated design for the add-on manager and much more. Here’s the changelog:
- New: Support for Windows 10.
- New: Added protection against unwanted software downloads.
- New: User can receive suggested tiles in the new tab page based on categories Firefox matches to browsing history (en-US only).
- New: Hello allows adding a link to conversations to provide context on what the conversation will be about.
- New: New style for add-on manager based on the in-content preferences style.
- New: Improved scrolling, graphics, and video playback performance with off main thread compositing (GNU/Linux only).
- New: Graphic blocklist mechanism improved: Firefox version ranges can be specified, limiting the number of devices blocked.
- Changed: Add-on extensions that are not signed by Mozilla will display a warning.
- Changed: NPAPI Plug-in performance improved via asynchronous initialization.
- Changed: Smoother animation and scrolling with hardware vsync(Windows only).
- Changed: JPEG images use less memory when scaled and can be painted faster.
- Changed: Sub-resources can no longer request HTTP authentication, thus protecting users from inadvertently disclosing login data.
- HTML5: IndexedDB transactions are now non-durable by default.
- HTML5: Implemented AudioBufferSourceNode.detune to modulate playback rate in cents, a logarithmic unit of measure used for musical intervals.
- Developer: Improved Performance tools in the developer tools: Waterfallview, Call Tree view and a Flame Chart view.
- Developer: New rules view tooltip in the Inspector to tweak CSS Filter values.
- Developer: Console API messages from SharedWorker and ServiceWorker are now displayed in web console.
- Developer: New page ruler highlighting tool that displays lightweight horizontal and vertical rules on a page.
- Developer: Inspector now searches across all content frames in a page.
- Fixed: Kannada text does not display properly in built-in pdf viewer.
- Fixed: Various security fixes.
Here are some screenshots of Firefox 40 running on Windows 10:
Firefox 40 is already available for download. If you have an older version of Firefox, you can get the latest version by heading over to the About page. However, if you want to manually upgrade, you can download Firefox 40 here.
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