Mozilla Firefox 58 Released! How to Upgrade

January 24, 2018

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Mozilla Firefox reached new stable 58.0 release hours ago. Ubuntu Mozilla team has built the packages for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu16.04, Ubuntu 17.10, and their derivatives.

Changes in Firefox 58.0 include:

  • Loading pages faster by changing how Firefox caches and retrieves JavaScript
  • Rendering graphics for Windows users by using Off-Main-Thread Painting (OMTP)
  • Firefox Screenshots now works in Private Browsing mode
  • Copy and paste screenshots directly to your clipboard
  • Add support for Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) in Firefox on Android.
  • Added Nepali (ne-NP) locale
  • Read the release note for more details.

Upgrade to Firefox 58 in Ubuntu:

For Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, and Ubuntu 17.10, simply launch Software Updater (Update Manager) and you’ll see Firefox in the update list after checking for updates.

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If you don’t see the Firefox update, make sure “security” and “updates” repositories are enabled by Software & Updates utility:

That’s it. Enjoy!

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