With Firefox 40 Mozilla is currently working on the completion of an updated browser version. ULTIMATE-TECH-NEWS presents the new features of the beta version and reveals what you can expect.
While Microsoft with Edge bringing his brand called Windows 10 browser in position, screwed Mozilla Firefox at 40, the first adapted for the new operating system version of the browser. What the makers of the popular program has everything for the round version jump to come up.
- 1 Firefox 40: Fit for Windows 10
- 2 Windows 10: adaptations and Outlook
- 3 More visible changes
- 4 Browser with advertising message
- 5 Dante scheduler Firefox?
- 6 64-bit version on the march?
- 7 Tempo Check: So afloat expects the new Firefox
- 8 Browser im Tempo-Check
- 9 Firefox 40 with safe downloads, warning for add-nos & Co.
- 10 Conclusion: Firefox 40 (Beta)
Firefox 40: Fit for Windows 10
As of July 29, 2015 Microsoft will start with the distribution of Windows 10 , so high time for Mozilla, its own browser to make for the new operating system fit. Beginning by making Firefox 40, which is to appear in the final version on August 11th. Here the focus is on optical adjustments. For the new look of Windows 10 Mozilla has new design specifications issued and adjusts the browser accordingly. These changes only get users to see, call the browser with the new operating system.
Windows 10: adaptations and Outlook
Who now expects Mozilla for Windows 10 would be Australia design jettison, which is wrong. At its core is minimal adjustments relating to the size, color and alignment of the various controls. Differences are apparent even for the experienced viewer only in direct comparison. Most striking is still the button to “Reload”, sitting in the new version easily separated from the address bar. In addition, the new browser is the so-called tablet mode – Continuum called – has been optimized for better operation of the system on the touchscreen. Further adjustments with regard to Windows 10 episodes later. It is planned, with Firefox 42 retrofit the integration of the browser into the new Windows 10-search.
More visible changes
But not only for Windows 10 users Firefox holds 40 optical adjustments ready, but also for everyone else. So the developers (the tab Extensions about: ad-dons ) revised. The new look now corresponds to that in Firefox 38 customized browser menu. In order to ensure the uniform appearance of the program, Mozilla has just revise the Download tab. As a further improvement, the resolution of the icons has been doubled. That pleases owners of high-resolution monitors, because here the browser now displays much sharper than previously.
Browser with advertising message
For some time Mozilla screwed onto the tiles in new tabs (about: new tab). The Suggested Tiles the manufacturer opens a new chapter. Because so is the browser able to also display thumbnails of sponsored websites. This PC makers do not get fashion pages or other offers to see that go past the user’s field of interest, the selection is geared to the surfing habits. The data basis the chronicle of the browser used. However, no advertising messages have emerged after installing Firefox 40 on a test system in the ULTIMATE TECH NEWS editorial.
Dante scheduler Firefox?
While the introduction of commercials on many Firefox users comes as expected with little enthusiasm, Mozilla tries to make the action financially independent from Google.Even in 2013 acted the Internet giant as the largest donor. Since Mozilla cooperation with Google to ten-year anniversary browser has limited revenues are expected to shrink significantly. Using paid advertisements trying Mozilla now to plug the hole. In order the high demands in terms of data protection and privacy to meet, the developers have a three-tier system designed so that as no personal user data end up in foreign hands.
With his model Mozilla wants the world prove that it is possible to use personalized advertising, without violating the privacy of users, the manufacturer in a first announcement . Who do not trust, the Mozilla admits just two clicks the possibility to switch off the recommended tile overlays again. Users that the “Do not follow me” in the privacy settings of the browser function ( Do-Not-Track ) enabled, get the “Suggested Tiles” not even to face. For users and potential advertisers Mozilla has its own focal point created to function in the network.
64-bit version on the march?
Since version 38 Mozilla released the beta channel and a 64-bit version of the program.Due to technical problems the manufacturer version but so far not yet been released for all users. As Firefox expert Sören Hentzschel notes, chances are good that this will change soon.
Tempo Check: So afloat expects the new Firefox
Although the developers promise many changes to improve performance, the speed test of ULTIMATE TECH NEWS is proposing was not previously documented down. Only in Octane benchmark manages the per-release version of Firefox 40 zuzu legen minimal, otherwise the version moved largely on the level of its predecessor. Relevant statements on the speed of Firefox 40, however, can meet only after the appearance of the final version.
Browser im Tempo-Check
Firefox 40 with safe downloads, warning for add-nos & Co.
Also moving into Firefox 40 holds a new download protection, which is to protect users from unwanted software. In addition, the program now warns against installing non-signed browser extensions. Originally Firefox 40 should not disable unsigned add-nos by default, the introduction of the signature requirement is well but only with Firefox 41 or 42. By the action of the browser vendors will limit the security risks posed by malicious extensions. Who still does not want to install by Mozilla released add-nos later, can disable. There is also news to report about Firefox Hello. Here conversation rooms can now also provided with a comment. In addition, the developers are working on a pure text chat, which will be, however, for all to see at the earliest in the final version of Firefox 41. Until Firefox Hello supports video telephony such as Skype. Also postponed until the next version is the long-awaited support of the multiprocessor architecture of the browser (Project name: Electrolysis). In addition, Web developers are pleased about a whole range of new tools .
Conclusion: Firefox 40 (Beta)
In sum, the new version of Firefox has a lot to offer, even if most innovations do not sting immediately apparent. Important are the adjustments for Windows 10, although only details have so far been affected. With activation of the Suggested Tiles Mozilla will not beat a path to open doors in his sworn followers, but as long as the donations not significantly increases the manufacturer’s options are limited. It is certainly commendable, as Mozilla’s going to bring claims by users and advertising partners in line.