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Firefox 48

Mozilla Firefox 48.0 was released on Tuesday. The biggest change is that Electrolysis (E10S), the multiple processes architecture, is beginning to be enabled by default.

Electrolysis is the project name for Mozilla’s efforts to split Firefox into multiple processes to improve responsiveness, stability, and security. The first phase of this work was to split Firefox into a UI process and a content process.

Besides enabling E10S for some users. Firefox 48 also features:

  • Download Protection: potentially unwanted software and uncommon downloads.
  • Add-ons that have not been verified and signed by Mozilla will not load
  • Better Canvas performance with speedy Skia support for Linux
  • WebRTC embetterments:
    • Delay-agnostic AEC enabled
    • Full duplex for GNU/Linux enabled
    • ICE Restart & Update is supported
    • Cloning of MediaStream and MediaStreamTrack is now supported
  • Searching and various security improvements, and more at release page.

How to upgrade to Firefox 48 in Ubuntu:

The new Firefox release will be made into Updates/Security repositories very soon, available for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 14.04, and Ubuntu 12.04. (Check out THIS PAGE)

At that time, just launch Software Updater and install available updates after checking for updates.

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If for some reason you don’t receive the updates for Firefox 48, launch Software & Updates and:

  • select Download from “Main Server” in first tab.
  • make sure the security and updates repositories enabled in Updates tab.

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Firefox GTK3 Support

Mozilla Firefox has reached the 46 release, which features GTK3 integration for GNU/Linux, security improvement for the JavaScript, and some fixes:

  • Correct rendering for scaled SVGs that use a clip and a mask
  • Various security fixes
  • Screen reader behavior with blank spaces in Google Docs corrected
  • WebRTC fixes to improve performance and stability
  • For details, see the release note.

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Upgrade Firefox in Ubuntu:

The new release has been made into universe repositories of all current Ubuntu releases and derivatives. Just run Software Updater and install the available update for Firefox after checking for updates.

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Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox web browser has reached version 45. Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04, and their derivatives can now upgrade it via Software Updater.

Firefox 45 comes with following changes:

  • Instant browser tab sharing through Hello
  • Tabs synced via Firefox Accounts from other devices are now shown in dropdown area of Awesome Bar when searching
  • Synced Tabs button in button bar
  • a new preference (network.dns.blockDotOnion) to allow blocking .onion at the DNS level
  • Tab Groups (Panorama) feature removed
  • HTML5 improvements with ES6 classes, a Web Speech synthesis API, and Push API support
  • For more, see the release notes

Firefox 45

Upgrade to Firefox 45 in Ubuntu:

Ubuntu Team has made the new release into updates/security repositories for all current Ubuntu releases.

So just launch Software Updater, and you’ll see Firefox 45 available in update list after checking for updates:

Upgrade to Firebox 45

If you don’t see it, please launch Software & Updates and do:

  • switch to “Main Sever” after “Download from” drop-box in first tab.
  • make sure the “important security updates” and “recommended updates” are enabled in Updates tab

Finally, relaunch Software Updater to upgrade Firefox web browser.

Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla announced the release of Firefox 44.0 yesterday on January 26, which will be soon available for upgrade in Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and their derivatives.

Firefix 44 brings several security improvements, bug fixes, and new features include:

  • Redesigned warning pages for certificate errors and untrusted connections
  • Enable H.264 if system decoder is available
  • Enable WebM/VP9 video support on systems that don’t support MP4/H.264
  • Support the brotli compression format via HTTPS content-encoding
  • Screenshot commands allow user choice of pixel ratio in Developer Tools
  • In the animation-inspector timeline, lightning bolt icon next to animations running on the compositor thread

In addition, starting with version 44, Firefox lets you choose to receive push notifications from websites even when they aren’t loaded. This is super useful for websites like email, weather, social networks and shopping, which you might check frequently for updates.

Firefox push notification

Install Firefox 44 for Ubuntu:

Ubuntu Mozilla Team will made the new release into security & updates repository for Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 14.04, and Ubuntu 12.04. Once available, launch Software Updater and install/upgrade to Firefox 44 after checking for updates.

Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox web browser has reached the 43 release on Tuesday, available for upgrade in Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and their derivatives.

What’s new in Firefox 43:

  • Private Browsing with Tracking Protection offers choice of blocking additional trackers
  • Improved API support for m4v video playback
  • Firefox 64-bit for Windows is now available via the Firefox download page
  • Users can choose search suggestions from the Awesome Bar
  • On-screen keyboard displayed on selecting input field on devices running Windows 8 or greater
  • Firefox Health Report has switched to use the same data collection mechanism as telemetry

Also various security fixes and developer improvements are included in this release. See the release note.

How to Install / Upgrade:

Canonical has made the new release into the updates & security repositories for all current Ubuntu releases.

To install it, just run Software Updater and click install available updates after checking for updates:

Firefox 43 available for upgrade

Don’t see it in the list? Launch Software & Updates, select download from ‘Main Server’ and make sure the security and updates repositories are enabled in Updates tab.