Sunday, June 18, 2017

Firefox 55 beta package is ready for testing

Firefox 55 beta package is ready for testing : mozilla-firefox-55.0b6-x86_64-1Z.txz


  • Browsing sessions with a high number of tabs are now restored in an instant
  • Search suggestions are now enabled by default for users who haven't explicitly opted-out
  • Use virtual reality devices with the web with the introduction of WebVR
  • Simplify print jobs from within print preview
  • Assign custom shortcuts to Firefox menu items on OS X and macOS via System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts
  • Added Belarusian (be) locale
  • Make screenshots of webpages, and save them locally or upload them to the cloud. This feature will undergo A/B testing and will not be visible for some users.
  • Fine-tune your browser performance from the Preferences/Options page.
  • Sidebar (bookmarks, history, synced tabs) can now be moved to the right edge of the window
  • Search with any installed search engine directly from the location bar


  • The Flash plugin is now click-to-activate by default and only allowed on http:// and https:// URL schemes. This change will be rolled out progressively and so will not be visible to all users immediately. For more information see the Firefox plugin roadmap
  • Breaking profile changes - do not downgrade Firefox and use a profile that has been opened with Firefox 55+.
  • Modernized application update UI to be less intrusive and more aligned with the rest of the browser. Only users who have not restarted their browser 8 days after downloading an update or users who opted out of automatic updates will see this change.
  • Insecure sites can no longer access the Geolocation APIs to get access to your physical location
 Have fun :)