Mozilla Firefox 56 Released with Built-in Screenshot Tool

September 28, 2017 — Leave a comment

Firefox 55

Mozilla Firefox web browser has reached the new stable 56.0 release a day ago.

Firefox 56 features a built-in screenshot tool, allows you to take, save, and share screenshots without leaving the browser.

The new release updated the Preferences section with a search tool so users can find a specific setting quickly.

Other changes in Firefox 56:

  • improved Send Tabs feature, it can be discovered even by users without a Firefox Account
  • Added hardware acceleration for AES-GCM
  • New Encoding Standard-compliant implementation written in Rust
  • Updated the Safe Browsing protocol to version 4
  • Reduced update download file size by approximately 20 percent
  • Improved security for verifying update downloads
  • Added Layout Panel to CSS Grid DevTools

Download / Install Firefox in Ubuntu:

The best way to install the latest Firefox in Ubuntu is waiting for the distribution builds published in security/updates repository.

Be patient, it will be available in a few days. At that time, you can simply install/upgrade it via Software Updater:

upgrade firefox 46

For those who don’t want to wait, download the official Firefox package, extract and run the executable to launch Firefox 56.

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