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Firefox 64.0 FINAL

Firefox 64 includes better recommendations and enhanced tab management

by Nick Peers

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License: Open Source
Operating Systems: Linux, Mac OS X, Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
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Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 11 December 2018
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Developer: Mozilla
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Firefox 64 FINAL
Firefox 64 includes better recommendations and enhanced tab management

Not everyone gets by with the default browser on their computer, and when it comes to picking an alternative, Firefox is one of the most popular out there, having clawed back support from upstart rivals like Google Chrome and Opera in recent years by switching to a rapid release cycle, ensuring major new versions of the browser are released every six weeks.

It’s true to say that individual updates often fail to deliver anything substantial, but cumulatively they roll together to produce a web browser that is radically different to the one – version 4 – that marked the start of a new era back in 2011.

Some of the landmark new features we’ve seen include a per-site Permissions Manager, enhanced Sync options, tabs on demand, silent updates and add-on enhancements. We also saw the launch of specific development branches including UX, which has led to the new Australis user interface, which sees a streamlined tab, revamped menu and customisation features.

One group particularly well served by the rapid release cycle have been developers, and a plethora of tools from Javascript Scratchpad (Firefox 6) to full-blown Developer Toolbar (Firefox 16) have worked their way into successive builds as Firefox courts this important community of users.

And underpinning this all are a constantly evolving set of performance improvements, standards support (HTML5 and CSS3 are constantly being added to, for instance) and bug fixes.

Firefox 64.0 is now in the stable channel. Improvements/changes include:

- Better recommendations
- Enhanced tab management
- Easier performance management
- Improved performance for Mac and Linux users, by enabling link time optimization (Clang LTO)
- More seamless sharing on Windows
- 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

Verdict:

Firefox 64 includes better recommendations and enhanced tab management.

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ff 48

Posted by: Andrew Ryback, 07 August 2016 14:54

For a number of years FF was my default browser. I think starting with version 40 (?), up to now, FF never worked properly on my Lenovo G50-70 or my two other computers. Poor page loading, jittery, then to just finally freeze up on me. I tried FF 48 final today and had the same crappy results. These days my default is cyberfox 48 and it is excellent. Too bad FF became a lame browser, but Cyberfox is an outstanding replacement.

BE AWARE

Posted by: Indy Jones, 23 December 2015 10:29

Firefox 43.0 changed the whole layout.The UI is so different. Do a backup with Mozbackup(nice little softy)and then update.

Tab based prefs

Posted by: Marc Klink, 15 May 2015 18:15

If this is all they can muster for a "new" version, it's more than time to go home.

This is just another link in the puzzle to make this browser look like Chrome, and that is not good - if we wanted Chrome, we would go straight to the source.

I really don't like to always be critical, but much of the "innovation" seen in FF's last 10 or so updates have been in the wrong direction, and are offputting to the long time users of the browser.

For myself, I'd like to see more movement toward Presto-based Opera, and FAR LESS movement toward Chrome.

FireFox

Posted by: Sharings.org, 01 May 2014 17:59

I love this browser. Because it has a number of Add-ons and much more facilities.

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