Firefox remains one of the most powerful alternatives to Chromium browsers, so each new update is expected to improve its arsenal of features and refine the experience with the application on all supported platforms. Mozilla has just launched Firefox 77, and as expected, there are several notable changes, including a bunch of new features. First of all, Mozilla says there are three new features in this release.
The first novelty concerns Pocket recommendations, which will now appear in new tabs for Firefox users in the UK. However, while the feature is supposed to help highlight the stores that users can find online, Mozilla also includes an option to turn it off if you just want to stick to the original approach. Pocket’s recommendations are currently only available in the United States, Canada, Germany, and, as of today, in the United Kingdom.
In addition, Firefox 77 is also accompanied by’Improvements for WebRender, which is now available to more users using Firefox on Windows. Mozilla explains the following: “WebRender continues to deploy to more Firefox users for Windows, and is now available by default on Windows 10 laptops running NVIDIA GPUs with medium screens ( 3,440 x 1,440 pixels)“
Today’s update also refines the page
about:certificate with options to view and manage web certificates, making it easier to work with all of the data displayed on this screen.
Finally, this update includes 7 security fixes. Of these security vulnerabilities, a total of five are classified with a high level of severity, while another is classified with a moderate level. Only one was reported to be of low severity. There are also changes regarding developers.
Firefox 77 is now available on Windows, Linux and macOS, and it is recommended that users install the new version as soon as possible, not least because it has many security fixes. As I mentioned, some of these problems have been given a high severity rating and correction is the only possible solution.
Firefox 78, which is the next major version of the browser, is expected to launch on June 30. That’s because Mozilla has gone from a six-week launch cycle for major browser updates to four weeks, which means that new versions of Firefox are expected to arrive much more often now. It goes without saying that as of today, the company has also started testing future versions of browsers as part of other channels.