Software update: Mozilla Firefox 62.0

Sep

6

2018

Mozilla has released version 62 of its web browser Firefox, the sixth version based on Firefox Quantum. The browser has not only been given a new look and logo with Quantum, but a lot has changed under the bonnet. For example, the performance of the browser engine is twice as fast as a Mozilla Firefox of six months ago, the search and address bar has been combined and security has been much improved. As a result, so-called legacy extensions are no longer supported. In version 62 the following changes and improvements have been made:

New
Firefox Home (the default New Tab) now allows users to display up to 4 rows or top sites, Pocket stories, and highlights
“Reopen in Container” tab menu option appears for users with a container in a different container
In advance of removing all trust for Symantec-issued certificates in Firefox 63, a preference was added that allows users to distrust certificates issued by Symantec. To use this preference, go to about: config in the address bar and set the preference “security.pki.distrust_ca_policy” to 2.
Added FreeBSD support for WebAuthn
Improved graphics rendering for Windows users without accelerated hardware using Parallel-Off-Main-Thread Painting
Support for CSS Shapes, allowing for richer web page layouts. This goes hand in hand with a brand new Shape Path Editor in the CSS inspector.
CSS Variable Fonts (OpenType Font Variations) support, which makes it possible to create beautiful typography with a single font file
Updates for enterprise environments :
AutoConfig is sandboxed to the documented API by default. You
can disable the sandbox by setting the preference
general.config.sandbox_enabled to false. Our long term plan is to
remove the ability to turn off the sandboxing. If you need to
continuous to use more complex AutoConfig scripts, you will need to use
Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR) .
Added Canadian English (en-CA) locale
Changed
Removed the description field for bookmarks. Users who have stored descriptions of the field may wish to export these descriptions as html or json files, as they will be removed in a future release.
Dark theme is automatically enabled in macOS 10.14 dark mode
Changed the default setting to Enforce (3) for the security.pki.name_matching_mode preference
Adobe Flash applets now run in a more secure mode using sandboxing process on macOS. Learn how this may affect features here .
Users disconnecting from Sync are now able to access their Firefox profile data (including bookmarks, passwords, history, cookies, and site data) from their desktop computer.
Changed how WebRTC handles screen sharing: When screen-sharing a window, the window will be brought to the front
Developer
Three-pane Inspector in Developer Tools separates the rules into its own panel
Changes affecting developers
The following downloads are available:
* Mozilla Firefox 62.0 for Windows (32bit, Dutch)
* Mozilla Firefox 62.0 for Windows (64bit, Dutch)
* Mozilla Firefox 62.0 for Linux (32bit, Dutch)
* Mozilla Firefox 62.0 for Linux (64bit, Dutch)
* Mozilla Firefox 62.0 for macOS (English)
* Mozilla Firefox 62.0 for Windows (32bit, English)
* Mozilla Firefox 62.0 for Windows (64bit, English)
* Mozilla Firefox 62.0 for Linux (32bit, English)
* Mozilla Firefox 62.0 for Linux (64bit, English)
* Mozilla Firefox 62.0 for macOS (English)
* Mozilla Firefox 62.0 for Windows (32bit, Frisian)
* Mozilla Firefox 62.0 for Windows (64bit, Frisian)
* Mozilla Firefox 62.0 for Linux (32bit, Frisian)
* Mozilla Firefox 62.0 for Linux (64bit, Frisian)
* Mozilla Firefox 62.0 for macOS (Frisian)

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