Firefox 66 will have better integration with GNOME, beta now available

Firefox 66

With the upcoming release of Firefox 55, Mozilla can now focus on developing and improving the next version of its cross-platform web browser, Firefox 66, which is expected to arrive in mid-March.

Just like in all Firefox releases, Mozilla will try to improve the stability and performance of its popular browser, implementing new features and options. This is the case with Firefox 66, which is now in development with many major changes on its way.

For Linux users, the good news is that Firefox 66 will arrive with the hidden title bar, this in order to better integrate with the rules of the GNOME desktop environment, which is used in many popular distributions, including Ubuntu.

Scrolling and performance improvements

Firefox 66 will improve scrolling behavior by adding an anchor, which prevents web content from jumping around while the page is loading, adding the ability to search between open tabs from the tab menu, block playback multimedia content with default audio, and a general improvement in browser performance.

Other notable changes include the improved I / O performance, the ability to overwrite or manage extensions keyboard commands from the about: addons page, a new about: privatebrowsing page with search, and new notifications to inform users of a page certification error, breaking the HTTPS connections.

For developers, Firefox 66 adds the ability to select new elements on a web page when the debugger is paused, makes the window.alert () / prompt () / confirm () function work again in responsive design mode, and Allows you to run JavaScript code from the WebConsole pop-up. You can download firefox 66 from this link.

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  1.   Andreale Dicam said

    Any improvement for us is appreciated, it is to remember that after 14 years of existence and being the browser most used by GNU / Linux users with more than 60% of quota, IT IS THE LAST that only up to version 60 of this browser, that is, until just under 9 months ago we had the first version with native CSD or rather with that annoying and cumbersome hidden title bar, when for other operating systems it was the default forever.

    The aesthetic abandonment of this browser is a shame for us GNU / Linux users, much sadder when Chromium / Chorme have always offered it, and are not in the family.