with Firefox 42 held the long-awaited 64-bit architecture collection in the Mozilla browser. Whether it similarly spectacular approaching with the improvements in version 43, reveals ULTIMATE-TECH-NEWS.COM.
- 1 For the first time with 64 bits: Firefox 42 in check
a long time announced repeatedly postponed: the 64-bit edition of Firefox. With Version 42 Mozilla had provided the long-awaited by many fans in the future version sophisticated version (Final) to download, but still without the version to promote actively or support. Mozilla thus far refused to speak of a final 64-bit version.With Firefox 43 changes the: Immediately also the manufacturer wants to move the 64-bit version more in the foreground. What the standing ready since December 15, 2015 Browser rookie has to offer, clears the check.
More than just Flash
Among the limitations of the 64-bit version of Firefox was one that a browser extension only found Flash support. In Firefox 43 pierced by the manufacturer on the support and allows playback of multimedia content on the Silver light plug-in. As notes in this respect, the support does not apply indefinitely. Already the end of 2016. Mozilla wants to turn off the necessary NPAPI interface final. This then means not only the end for Silver light, but also the final end for Flash in Firefox. However recommends mean while itself of Flash manufacturer Adobe to grab more to the new web technology HTML5.
Address Bar clearly intelligent
Directly striking is the reamed address bar of Firefox had 43. How is the Mozilla software suggestions when typing letters. Firefox uses henceforth not only to history and bookmarks: Even content that you have not visited yet stored, are listed. For this purpose, the browser taps into the Internet. Chrome has been doing this for years;facilitating future also pleased Firefox users. To benefit from it, you need by clicking on the function once Yes activate in the search bar. Immerse the indicator is on, then the function can also activate and deactivate the settings of the browser. Tap on Alt-X and settings. In the field of search you put tick in front of search suggestions Show and Show search suggestions in the address bar to activate the function. To deactivate, remove the check again.
To the right of the address bar there is a search box, what about Google-search run.Who typing something here also provides suggestions. The search suggestions the We battledress control Google, Yahoo, Bing, DuckDuckGo, Ebay, Amazon, the translator service Leo or at Wikipedia. By right-clicking on one of the entries, run the corresponding search in a new tab or set the browser as the default search engine fixed.
Tracking Protection with selection
In the category “visible improvements” falls that you set a block list against Internet snoopers for private window. The private window open by pressing Ctrl-Shift-P. The aim is to keep telltale content from the hard drive: Whenever you want to go on shopping tour for spouses or children, these special windows offer. Connect them after the browsing session no data as course-information and cookies left behind. And thanks to the new features of Firefox 42, the browser blocks finally snoopers from outside. Who Browsed in the browser settings (right job accessible via about: Preferences # privacy),found at Privacy besides protection against persecution activities in private windows use the new button Change Block List. Clicking and another window opens: select in between basic and strict anti-spy protection. With Save changes to accept the adjustment. Unfortunately, the function not allowed to supplement their own lists.Merely by disconnect.me made available tracking lists come so far used.
Minor improvements: Inconspicuous but useful
Some mini-updates in various places join added: Firefox now uses in case of need the screen keyboard of Windows 8 and 10; users coming forward with touchscreen. You benefit from the upgraded format support: Mozilla has been working on the interpretation of M4V content. The WebRTC technology to enable streaming video on PCs with multiple connected screens. WebRTC is for Firefox Hello used the chat feature of the browser that has been around longer (since Firefox 34). Web developers get in Firefox 43 visually and functionally aufgebohrte tools. Fixed the programmers have a smaller error in connection with websites-size adjustments.
Add-ons partly no longer run
Firefox offers innately a lot, but can not cover all needs. Therefore, users install extensions that increase the functionality. Because of the add-ons sometimes pose a threat, Mozilla inside out to improve safety dealing order. One measure is the signing of add-ons: Developers must submit their extensions for Mozilla and confirm. Here, the provider checks them in terms of operation and etwaigem malicious behavior. Existence of additional tools to test, you get a digital stamp (signature). With Firefox 40, the browser has begun to interrogate the signature of add-ons. Unsigned additives triggered an alert in the Add-ons Manager. It was planned that already Version 41 allows only add-on installations with a valid signature; this restriction only once did not take place, it leads only now Mozilla browser with a number 43rd . Unedited add-ons, especially outdated, Firefox prevents the device If you want to install any add-ons, has in Firefox 43 even chance: tap about: config in the address bar, confirm the security warning, look for XPInstall.signatures .required and change its value by double-clicking to false. To get add-ons to work, which are available on websites such as ULTIMATE TECH NEWS for installation, and manually downloaded in XPI format.
Firefox for Android
But not only the PC version of Firefox can look forward to new features, even the mobile offshoot of the browser gets new features donated. So it is also possible in the Android version noisy tabs provide simple quiet. In addition, Firefox has 43 under Android now has the chance to share selected passages from websites or home in the settings adjustment and start-up screen set the mobile browser. When stored in the reading bar of the browser pages can now be read by the status or unread provided. They are joined by further adjustments when printing from the cloud (Cloud Printing), minor design adjustments as well as numerous technical adjustments.
Conclusion: Firefox 43
Although Firefox is not included in the major browser history 43, compared with its predecessor leaves the New the more rounded impression. In particular, the revised address bar like. The new Search Suggestions are incorporated to act discreetly. The question arises, how long the search box at the top right of the window in the face of innovation is still valid – the functions overlap. The (Google) search hits the address bar accelerate everyday. The amended handling with additional programs does not stand out in the current extensions because they have passed the safety tests are generally already and easy to install. Extensions to this is not true, can be at least currently still install via detours. But not for long: The upcoming Firefox 44 makes unkempt browser additives unusable. Positive stands this time also provided with many useful new features update for the Android version out.
Previous check: Firefox 42
With Firefox 42 Mozilla had submitted a convincing update. With the release of the 64-bit version of the manufacturer solved a long promise made. In addition, the manufacturer had the private mode the browser revalued sense, so that the last up to its name. With the ability to identify noisy Tabs quickly and immobilize a single click, Firefox 42 gets the third meaningful innovation. In addition, developers had a lot of rough edges smoothed and stuffed some security leaks.