Mozilla today released a new update for Firefox Quantum web browser with several improvements. This v61 update comes with improved performance, thanks to faster page rendering with Quantum CSS improvements and the new retained display list feature. Find the full list of new features included in this release below.
- Add Search Engines: users can now more easily add custom search engines to the location bar in Firefox enabling quicker and more streamlined search functionality. Imagine searching an actor’s name, now with Firefox you can automatically search through IMDB in the location bar.
- Tab Warming: speedier response times are now available when switching between tabs because Firefox is preemptively loading tabs when you’re hovering over them.
- Retained Display Lists: access to the pages you frequently visit quicker, thanks to retained display lists. This new functionality locally remembers content that has been visited previously, so it doesn’t need to be reloaded each time you go to the site.
- Accessibility Tools Inspector: ability for creators and developers to now easily make pages for users with accessibility requirements. Firefox is committed to a stronger, more accessible browser and this new tool supports that mission.
- WebExtension Tab Management: Sometimes you’re listening to music in a tab, but you don’t really want that tab taking up space as you browse the web. In today’s new release, WebExtensions can now hide tabs as well as manage the behavior of the browser when a tab is opened or closed, so you can expect to see exciting new extensions that take advantage of these features in the near future.
Firefox has also improved the security in this release. This update brings On-by-default support for the latest draft of the TLS 1.3 specification. And access to FTP subresources inside http(s) pages has been blocked in this release.
You can download the latest version of Firefox Quantum here.