Mozilla Firefox 36 is here

Mozilla Firefox 36 is here
Mozilla has released Firefox 36 to the public today, giving fans of the browser a stable version while the beta moves to 37 and the nightly alphas move to 39.

On the surface, the update is minor but there are some tweaks under the surface that users should certainly appreciate.



Firefox 36 adds full HTTP/2 support, a newly released update to the HTTP protocol which should lead to faster browsing, reduced bandwidth usage and better security for connections.

Additionally, the update includes Partial Media Source Extensions (MSE) support, allowing for better support of native HTML5 playback on YouTube, but only for videos at 720p or under.

Finally, Firefox 36 adds 'Flash Protected Mode' which runs Flash as a 'low integrity process.' Basically, if you're terrified of having Flash run but have to have it installed, the protected mode should work wonders.

The rest of the list (via ghacks):
•Pinned tiles on the new tab page are included in Firefox Sync.
•The -remote startup parameter has been removed from Firefox. It was used to execute commands in an already running instance of the browser (e.g. open a new url)
•Uzbek locale added.
•Insecure RC4 ciphers are no longer accepted if possible
•1024-bit RSA keys are phased out.
•The Crash Reporter is displayed when the shut down hangs.
•Connect Developer Tools and Firefox for Android using WebIDE
•JavaScript code that is evaluated dynamically can be debugged now
•Promise rich output in the web console
•Additional paste options in markup view
•Support for meta name="referrer" added
•EMCAScript 6 Symbol data type enabled by default
•Improved ES6 generators


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Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 24 Feb 2015 22:29
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  • 10 comments
  • biglo30

    Does anyone really care anymore?


    24.2.2015 22:44 #1

  • nonoitall

    Originally posted by biglo30: Does anyone really care anymore? I do.

    25.2.2015 02:10 #2

  • biglo30

    Originally posted by nonoitall: Originally posted by biglo30: Does anyone really care anymore? I do. lol ok its good to see some supporters are still around. No offense but it seems to have really fallen off. I haven't used it in years and it use to be my favorite browser. Maybe I should download it again and see if I've been missing anything.


    25.2.2015 11:25 #3

  • scorpNZ

    Been using waterfox for a year or so now, tho both ff & wf use a stack of memory regardless using plugins or not

    http://www.afterdawn.com/guides/
    http://www.realmodscene.com/

    25.2.2015 18:10 #4

  • Askar

    I like the current firefox but for me it takes a lot of tweaking from it's default install to make it nice and user friendly. To me, it's worth the time though, because I don't like any other browser as well.

    26.2.2015 22:33 #5

  • scorpNZ

    Originally posted by Askar: I like the current firefox but for me it takes a lot of tweaking from it's default install to make it nice and user friendly. To me, it's worth the time though, because I don't like any other browser as well. You maybe interested in MozBackup (no install required)it basiclly makes a backup to re-deploy when & if required

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/mozbackup/

    Description:
    MozBackup is a utility for creating backups of Firefox, Thunderbird, SeaMonkey and some others applications. It allows you to backup and restore bookmarks, mail, contacts, history, extensions, cache etc

    http://www.afterdawn.com/guides/
    http://www.realmodscene.com/

    26.2.2015 23:29 #6

  • g_slide

    With all of the high incremental numbers of Firefox version, I plan to wait for Firefox version 126... which will be release August 2015 of this year.

    27.2.2015 14:15 #7

  • nonoitall

    Originally posted by g_slide: With all of the high incremental numbers of Firefox version, I plan to wait for Firefox version 126... which will be release August 2015 of this year.
    Considering they release new versions approximately every six weeks, version 126 actually won't be due for another ten and a half years or so...

    August of this year should see Firefox 40.

    27.2.2015 18:11 #8

  • DXR88

    Originally posted by nonoitall: Considering they release new versions approximately every six weeks, version 126 actually won't be due for another ten and a half years or so...

    August of this year should see Firefox 40.
    To the stasis pods!!

    Powered By

    2.3.2015 23:45 #9

  • ilikefree

    I don't rush to update and are still using version 28 with no problems and have the layout I want not the layout Firefox want me to have

    shit doesnt just happen theres always an arsehole involved

    13.3.2015 23:21 #10

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