Mozilla Firefox web browser has reached the 51 stable release today, features FLAC playback, WebGL 2, video performance improvements, security fixes and other enhancements.
Firefox 51 release highlights:
- Users can view passwords in the save password prompt before saving them
- Added a zoom button in the URL bar
- less CPU usage and a better full screen experience for users without GPU acceleration
- Added support for FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) playback
- Added support for WebGL 2, with advanced graphics rendering features like transform feedback, improved texturing capabilities, and a new sophisticated shading language
- An even faster E10s! Tab Switching is better!
- Use 2D graphics library (Skia) for content rendering on Linux
- Various security fixes and more.
How to upgrade to Firefix 51 in Ubuntu:
Ubuntu Mozilla Team is maintaining the latest Firefox packages, and will soon build and publish the 51 release via Ubuntu’s main security & updates repositories (check this page).
At that time, you can launch Software Updater and upgrade Firefox after checking for updates.