What’s new features are available with the latest Firefox release?

Mozilla unveiled the latest Firefox release on Tuesday (December 11) and it’s had a great response.

Firefox 64, available now for desktop and android, boasts better browser tab organisation and nifty recommendation tools.

“For Firefox, we’re always looking for ways to simplify and personalise your online experience. For today’s version of Firefox for desktop, we have a couple new features that do just that.”


See what’s new in Firefox for Windows!

New

  • Better recommendations: You may see suggestions in regular browsing mode for new and relevant Firefox features, services, and extensions based on how you use the web (for US users only)
  • Enhanced tab management: You can now select multiple tabs from the tab bar and close, move, bookmark, or pin them quickly and easily
  • Easier performance management: The new Task Manager page found at about:performance lets you see how much energy each open tab consumes and provides access to close tabs to conserve power
  • Improved performance for Mac and Linux users, by enabling link time optimization (Clang LTO). (Clang LTO was enabled for Windows users in Firefox 63.)
  • More seamless sharing on Windows: Windows users can now share web pages using the native sharing experience. You can access Share in the Page Actions menu
  • Added option to remove add-ons using the context menu on their toolbar buttons
  • New for enterprise users: Updated the policy engine on macOS to allow using configuration profiles to customize Firefox for enterprise deployments

Fixed

Changed

Developer

  • You may now overlay multiple CSS grids at the same time (up to 3) in the CSS Grid Inspector
  • The Web Console’s command line now highlights JavaScript syntax
  • When hovering over elements in the Accessibility panel, the contrast ratio of text against background is now indicated
  • Added support for the new CSS scrollbar specification

See what’s new in Firefox 64.0.1 for Android

New

  • Scrolling is faster and more responsive

Fixed

  • Files downloaded after this update are no longer deleted when uninstalling Firefox
  • Fixed performance lags for users with installed password manager apps
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in the loading indicator using too much CPU and power
  • Various security fixes

Changed

See what’s new in Firefox 14.0 for iOS

New

  • Enable Siri shortcuts on Firefox (Requires iOS 12) – Perform tasks quickly on Firefox by using Siri shortcuts.
  • Clear specific website data – Clear individual website data, in addition to clearing data across all sites.
  • Sync improvements – A more reliable way to send tabs between your devices. Also, upgrading to a new device should now result in a much smoother experience.
  • Performance improvements – Searching in the URL bar or using the history panel will be much smoother on older devices.
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