Firefox 66 coming today with various improvements (changelog)

Mozilla is set to release the latest version of their independent web browser today with a number of new features and improvements.

The changelog includes:

Firefox 66 release notes

1. Block Autoplay: This Firefox version automatically mutes media that is playing sound. To prevent that from happening in your favourites sites, you can able to add a list of sites to exceptions.

Visit Menu > Options > Settings > Privacy & Security >Permission,

Click ‘Exceptions’ for “Block websites from automatically playing sound”. The block websites from automatically playing Setting is enabled by default, unchecking may end up receiving more noise from news sites that auto lay videos when you visit.

2. Search improvements: As we’ve covered you can now able search through your open tabs in Firefox by selecting the option in the overflow menu.

The company added a search box to a private browsing window where the focus will be immediately shifted to address bar when you input something in the search bar.

3. The Scroll anchoring introduced in this version prevents the content from jumping when the page is loading.

4. To improve stability and performance, the company has increased the content process from 4 to 8.

5. Certificate error pages have been redesigned so that they’re now more understandable and allows users to make informed decisions, including in identifying the certificate issuers for antivirus software.

6. Added basic support for Mac OS touch bar.

7. Some users may receive a new tab page with Pocket stories in different layouts, this is an experiment.

8. Windows hello support added to let users sign into websites with their face or fingerprint or security keys.

9. Firefox dark and light themes on Windows 10 now override accent color setting for the title bar.

10. The company fixed an issue for Linux version that caused Firefox to freeze while downloading files.

11. You can now assign new keyboard shortcuts to extensions in Firefox, visit about:addons > Extensions, click on the tools menu and choose “Manage Extension Shortcuts”.

At the time of writing the download link is not live yet, but the browser is set for release some time today at their release note page here.