Mozilla had marked in red on May 21, that is today, to launch Firefox 67, the latest major release of your web browser. They promise that it is the fastest version of their history, continuing the work that began with the launch of Quantum. We owe this improvement in the speed and fluidity of the browser to WebRender, a new rendering system that will treat web pages like other engines treat video games to squeeze them and make us see them at the highest possible FPS number.
As an important release, this version includes many interesting news that we can read on the page that Mozilla enables after a new release, which you can access from here. Among the most outstanding novelties we have the aforementioned arrival of WebRender, a novelty so important that the company cannot launch it at once for everyone. They will start to activate it remotely on computers that are running Windows and whose graphics card is Nvidia.
Highlights of Firefox 67
- Possibility of blocking cryptocurrency mining and fingerprinting software.
- More than one instance of the software can be installed, allowing us to test beta versions without having to touch the stable version.
- Unused tabs will be suspended.
- Ability to save passwords in incognito mode.
- Now we can choose which extensions to exclude in the private tabs.
- Firefox will show useful functions when they could benefit us.
- A new AV1 decoder has been added which will improve performance. Its name is "dav1d".
- WebRender will gradually activate on Windows with Nvidia cards.
- No new extension that we add to the browser will work in private windows unless we activate them in the settings.
- We will no longer be able to upload and share screenshots through the Firefox Screenshots server. If we want to save them, we have to export them before the service closes.
- Twemoji Mozilla font has been updated to support Emoji 11.0.
- Various security fixes.
- Other changes for developers.
The new version is now available for Windows, macOS and Linux. In the case of the main operating system of this blog, the new version is available, but we will have to perform the manual installation if we want to use it right now. Firefox 67 will arrive in the next few days (at least 2) to the APT repositories. The Snap package is more unpredictable, since there have been cases in which Mozilla has updated it within a few hours and others in which it has taken even longer than in the APT version. In any case, we already have a new important version of Firefox. Have you already tried it? How does it work?
A comment, leave yours
Promises. I will wait for 67.1 or higher to put it into production.-