Firefox Quantum 64.0 released for download

Firefox Quantum

Firefox is a fast, full-featured Web browser. It offers great security, privacy, and protection against viruses, spyware, malware, and it can also easily block pop-up windows. The key features that have made Firefox so popular are the simple and effective UI, browser speed and strong security capabilities.

Quantum is Mozilla's project to build the next-generation web engine for Firefox users, building on the Gecko engine as a solid foundation. Quantum will leverage the fearless concurrency of Rust and high-performance components of Servo to bring more parallelization and GPU offloading to Firefox.

Firefox (Quantum) users will be impressed by the modern new design that puts their needs first. With the new (fast and fluid Photon) design, Firefox leaps ahead with a new interface that reflects today’s reality of High DPI displays and users who are more task focused than they’ve ever been. Photon doesn’t just look good, it’s also smarter. If you’re using Photon on a Windows PC with a touch display, the menus change size based on whether you click with a mouse or touch with a finger.

Firefox includes pop-up blocking, tab-browsing, integrated Google search, simplified privacy controls, a streamlined browser window that shows you more of the page than any other browser and a number of additional features that work with you to help you get the most out of your time online.

Firefox 64.0 changelog:

  • Better recommendations: You may see suggestions in regular browsing mode for new and relevant Firefox features, services, and extensions based on how you use the web (for US users only)
  • Enhanced tab management: You can now select multiple tabs from the tab bar and close, move, bookmark, or pin them quickly and easily
  • Easier performance management: The new Task Manager page found at about:performance lets you see how much energy each open tab consumes and provides access to close tabs to conserve power
  • Improved performance for Mac and Linux users, by enabling link time optimization (Clang LTO). (Clang LTO was enabled for Windows users in Firefox 63.)
  • More seamless sharing on Windows: Windows users can now share web pages using the native sharing experience. You can access Share in the Page Actions menu
  • Added option to remove add-ons using the context menu on their toolbar buttons
  • New for enterprise users: Updated the policy engine on macOS to allow using configuration profiles to customize Firefox for enterprise deployments

Fixed:

Changed:

  • RSS feed preview and live bookmarks are available only via add-ons
  • TLS certificates issued by Symantec are no longer trusted by Firefox. Website operators are strongly encouraged to replace any remaining Symantec TLS certificates as soon as possible.
  • about:crashes has been redesigned to make it clear when a crash is being submitted to Mozilla, as well as being clear that removing crashes locally does not remove them from crash-stats.mozilla.com
  • The macOS keyboard shortcut to add "www" and ".com" to a URL is now ctrl-enter instead of [apple]-enter

Developer:

  • You may now overlay multiple CSS grids at the same time (up to 3) in the CSS Grid Inspector
  • The Web Console's command line now highlights JavaScript syntax
  • When hovering over elements in the Accessibility panel, the contrast ratio of text against background is now indicated
  • Added support for the new CSS scrollbar specification
  • WebVR is now available on macOS

Download: Firefox 64.0 for Windows | Firefox 64-bit | ~40.0 MB (Freeware)
Download: Firefox 64.0 for Linux | 64-bit | ~50.0 MB
Download: Firefox 64.0 for MacOS | 62.2 MB
View: Firefox Home Page | Release Notes

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