Mozilla rolls out a new update for Firefox browser with new features

Mozilla has rolled out a new update for Windows, Linux, Mac and Android. The latest update bumps the app to v58 and has some pretty clean features for the users. You can head below to take a look at the official changelog for the update.


  • Performance improvements, including: Rendering graphics for Windows users by using Off-Main-Thread Painting (OMTP) and loading pages faster by changing how Firefox caches and retrieves JavaScript
  • Firefox Screenshots now lets you 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
  • User profiles created in Firefox 58 (and in future releases) are not supported in previous versions of Firefox. Users who downgrade to a previous version should create a new profile for that version. Learn about alternatives to downgrading on our support site.
  • Added a warning to alert users and site owners of planned security changes to sites affected by the gradual distrust plan for the Symantec certificate authority
  • Fonts installed in non-standard directories will no longer appear blank for Linux users
  • Implemented the PerformanceNavigationTiming API
  • Added PerformanceResourceTiming.workerStart so sites can measure service worker startup


  • Performance improvements, including support for Progressive Web Apps and loading pages faster by changing how Firefox caches and retrieves JavaScript.
  • Added ability to Sync only over non-metered connections (e.g., WiFi). Setting available via Sync Preferences.
  • Added full screen bookmark management with folder support
  • Added support for FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) playback
  • Added ability to change the status bar color in themes
  • Added Bengali from Bangladesh (bn-BD) and Nepali (ne-NP) locales
  • Removed Firefox Search widget from home screen
  • Updated the Safe Browsing protocol to version 4

If you’re a web developer then you can head to the Web Developers section of Firefox website to take a look at the new changes. Overall this looks like a pretty big update with lots of changes and new features. For Desktop users, the update can be downloaded from Firefox’s main website. Android users can head below to download the update from the Google Play Store below.

Firefox Browser fast & private
Firefox Browser fast & private

Via: Venture Beat

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