Mozilla Firefox 59 released with performance and security improvements

Mozilla Firefox 59 interface

Mozilla has worked on the development of Firefox to launch Firefox 59.0 "Quantum" for all supported platforms such as GNU / Linux, macOS, Windows, and also for mobile device operating systems. Many users were waiting for this new update, and it has already arrived for us to enjoy the fantastic free web browser. And it comes with a multitude of improvements, among which we can highlight the improvements that interfere with the improvement of performance and also for the security of our environment.

Firefox 59 introduces a new cache system so that the loading of web pages is faster. The system takes advantage of both the local cache and the cache of the corresponding servers, to enjoy a much more agile browsing, including the content of Firefox Home. Some graphical interfaces of Firefox have also received some updates to improve their appearance, although this is not the case for the Linux version, but for the Mac ...

It will also allow a support of basic annotations so that we can draw on the screenshots saved, and even the ability to re-crop a visible section of the screenshot that we have saved. Users will also be able to drag and drop sites onto the Firefox home page to rearrange the new tabs and windows that we need to customize. Features that are undoubtedly appreciated for better usability.

The RTC capabilities, or real-time communications, from the web browser for this new version. For this, the RTP Transceiver function has been implemented to offer better control over calls to web pages. And for those who need better decentralized protocol support, the WebExtensions API has been improved. They have also taken care of the privacy functionalities, allowing to block new requests to access our camera, microphone, location, notifications, etc., with a new permission system.


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