Mozilla Firefox is a fast, full-featured Web browser. Firefox includes pop-up blocking, tab-browsing, integrated Google search, simplified privacy controls, a streamlined browser window that shows you more of the page than any other browser and a number of additional features that work with you to help you get the most out of your time online.
Quantum is Mozilla’s project to build the next-generation web engine for Firefox users, building on the Gecko engine as a solid foundation. Quantum will leverage the fearless concurrency of Rust and high-performance components of Servo to bring more parallelization and GPU offloading to Firefox.
Firefox (Quantum) users will be impressed by the modern new design that puts their needs first. With the new (fast and fluid Photon) design, Firefox leaps ahead with a new interface that reflects today’s reality of High DPI displays and users who are more task focused than they’ve ever been. Photon doesn’t just look good, it’s also smarter. If you’re using Photon on a Windows PC with a touch display, the menus change size based on whether you click with a mouse or touch with a finger.
The new, minimalist design introduces square tabs, smooth animations, and a Library, which provides quick access to your saved stuff: bookmarks, Pocket, history, downloads, tabs, and screenshots. Firefox Quantum feels right at home with today’s mouse and touch-driven operating systems: Windows 10, macOS High Sierra, Android Oreo, and iOS 11.
Firefox has historically run mostly on just one CPU core, but Quantum takes advantage of multiple CPU cores in today’s desktop and mobile devices much more effectively. This improved utilization of your computer’s hardware makes Firefox Quantum dramatically faster.
Firefox Quantum enhances Firefox’s integration with Pocket, the read-it-later app that Mozilla acquired last year. When you open a new tab, you’ll see currently trending web pages recommended by Pocket users so you won’t miss out on what’s hot online, as well as your top sites.
A focus on privacy brings an option to turn on tracking protection, which blocks known tracking scripts, at all times, not just in private browsing mode. Protection against HTML5 canvas fingerprinting – another way that users can be tracked around the internet – will be released in v58, This is a feature borrowed from Tor Browser.
Firefox includes pop-up blocking, tab-browsing, integrated Google search, simplified privacy controls, a streamlined browser window that shows you more of the page than any other browser and a number of additional features that work with you to help you get the most out of your time online.
Version 70.0, first offered to Release channel users on October 22, 2019
Enhanced Tracking Protection (ETP) is on by default on all platforms bringing privacy protections to all our users. With this release, you can now see the many ways ETP protects you in a Privacy Protections report.
We’d like to extend a special thank you to all of the new Mozillians who contributed to this release of Firefox.
More privacy protections from Enhanced Tracking Protection:
Social tracking protection, which blocks cross-site tracking cookies from sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, is now a standard feature of Enhanced Tracking Protection.
The Privacy Protections report shows an overview, with details, of the trackers Firefox has blocked. It provides consolidated reports from Monitor and Lockwise.
More security protections from Firefox Lockwise, our digital identity and password management tool:
Lockwise for desktop lets you create, update, and delete your logins and passwords to sync across all your devices, including the Lockwise mobile apps and Firefox mobile browsers
Integrated breach alerts from Firefox Monitor, to alert you when saved logins and passwords are compromised in online data breaches.
Complex password generation, to help you create and save strong passwords for new online accounts.
Improvements to core engine components, for better browsing on more sites
large codebases and improve page load performance by as much as 8
WebRender rolled out to more Firefox for Windows users, now available by default on Windows desktops with integrated Intel graphics cards and resolution of 1920×1200 or less) for improved graphics rendering.
Compositor improvements in Firefox for macOS that reduce power
consumption, speed up page load by as much as 22 percent, and reduce
resource use for video by up to 37 percent.
More browser features to help you get the most out of Firefox products and services
A stand-alone Firefox account menu for easy access to Firefox services like Monitor and Send.
A message panel accessed from the gift icon in the toolbar that offers a quick overview of new releases and key features.
When a website uses your geolocation, an indicator is shown in the
Various security fixes
Built-in Firefox pages now follow the system dark mode preference
Aliased theme properties have been removed, which may affect some themes
Passwords can now be imported from Chrome on macOS in addition to existing support for Windows
Readability is now greatly improved on under- or overlined texts, including links. The lines will now be interrupted instead of crossing over a glyph.
Improved privacy and security indicators
A new crossed-out lock icon will indicate sites delivered via
The formerly green lock icon is now grey
The Extended Validation (EV) indicator has been moved to the identity
popup that appears when clicking the lock icon
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The Developer Tools Accessibility panel now includes an audit for keyboard accessibility and a color deficiency simulator for systems with WebRender enabled
Inactive CSS: The Inspector now grays out CSS declarations that don’t affect the selected element and shows a tooltip explaining why — and even how to fix it.
The new DOM Mutation Breakpoints in Developer Tools allows developers to diagnose when scripts add, remove or update page content. This makes debugging of complex script interactions and dependencies a lot easier.
WebExtensions developers can now inspect browser.storage.local data using the “Addon Debugging” Firefox Developer Tools.
With new network resource search in Developer Tools, you can quickly find resources based on their request and response data, including headers, cookies and content.
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