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Windows 7: Firefox 40 Out

11 Aug 2015   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
Firefox 40 Out

Just figured I should give everybody a heads up that Firefox 40.0 was realeased just now, I got a notification on my laptop to update it

My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Aug 2015   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit Build 7600 / Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3

LOL... the spinning animation now is blue, and newtab page "again" gets some aesthetical changes (needed to readjust my UserContent.css again).
Well, seems that is a bit faster in some cases, I hope they got rid of that bug with flash and HTML5...

Ah... here is the changelog for the interested:
Firefox 40 arrives with Windows 10 support, expanded malware protection, and new Android navigation gestures | VentureBeat | Dev | by Emil Protalinski

  • New: Support for Windows 10.
  • New: Added protection against unwanted software downloads.
  • New: User can receive suggested tiles in the new tab page based on categories Firefox matches to browsing history (en-US only).
  • New: Hello allows adding a link to conversations to provide context on what the conversation will be about.
  • New: New style for add-on manager based on the in-content preferences style.
  • New: Improved scrolling, graphics, and video playback performance with off main thread compositing (GNU/Linux only).
  • New: Graphic blocklist mechanism improved: Firefox version ranges can be specified, limiting the number of devices blocked.
  • Changed: Add-on extensions that are not signed by Mozilla will display a warning.
  • Changed: NPAPI Plug-in performance improved via asynchronous initialization.
  • Changed: Smoother animation and scrolling with hardware vsync (Windows only).
  • Changed: JPEG images use less memory when scaled and can be painted faster.
  • Changed: Sub-resources can no longer request HTTP authentication, thus protecting users from inadvertently disclosing login data.
  • HTML5: IndexedDB transactions are now non-durable by default.
  • HTML5: Implemented AudioBufferSourceNode.detune to modulate playback rate in cents, a logarithmic unit of measure used for musical intervals.
  • Developer: Improved Performance tools in the developer tools: Waterfall view, Call Tree view, and a Flame Chart view.
  • Developer: New rules view tooltip in the Inspector to tweak CSS Filter values.
  • Developer: Console API messages from SharedWorker and ServiceWorker are now displayed in web console.
  • Developer: New page ruler highlighting tool that displays lightweight horizontal and vertical rules on a page.
  • Developer: Inspector now searches across all content frames in a page.
  • Fixed: Kannada text does not display properly in built-in PDF viewer.
  • Fixed: Various security fixes.
If you’re a Web developer, more details are available for you here: Firefox 40 for developers.
Forgot to mention that this update is for Android, and Linux users too, and seems they are improving performance for them as well, GPU related stuff IIRC.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Aug 2015   #3

W7, W8.1

Seems everything has become noticebly faster, very good.
And 40.0.2 is out.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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