Mozilla released Firefox 65, on January 29, 2019. This is the first major browser update in 2019. There were a few improvements and enhancements in this browser release. In this video I will cover some of the notable changes in Firefox 65.
First up, enhanced TRACKING PROTECTION. Mozilla has redesigned and simplified content blocking settings, giving users various options to control online trackers. If you click on the “i” icon (in the address bar) on any webpage it will display, what Firefox detects and blocks on that particular webpage.
You will notice new redesigned, Content Blocking section with three options to control trackers and cookies: (1) The STANDARD option: blocks known trackers in Private Browsing Mode; (2) The STRICT option: is for users who want a little more protection and don’t mind if some sites break; (3) And finally, the CUSTOM option: is for users who want complete control, to pick and choose what trackers and cookies, they want to block.
In Firefox 65, Mozilla has added support for AV1 technology, for a better video streaming experience (for Windows users). AV1 is the next-generation, royalty-free, video compression technology, allowing producers and consumers of content, to access the best, in video compression technology. You can read more about this new technology at David Bryant's blog, you’ll find a link below.
Mozilla also introduced support for WebP image format in Firefox 65. WebP brings the same image quality, as existing formats, like PNG and JPEG but at smaller file sizes resulting in faster page loading, as well as, saving bandwidth. You can read more about it from the link below.
In the earlier version of Firefox 64, Mozilla had introduced a NEW Performance Management section. In Firefox 65, it has been revamped for easier performance management. You will now see a new column with memory usage for TABS and ADD-ONS. This can be very useful to help identify, a specific tab or add-on, that may be slowing down the browser.
Finally, you will notice an updated Language section (in Preferences) for a better experience, for multi-lingual users. In the GENERAL tab, under LANGUAGE & APPEARANCE, users can install multiple language packs without having to download locale-specific versions.
You can check the full list of detailed changes in the Firefox Release Notes below. As always, I ran the Browsermark Benchmark test. From the results, the overall performance of Firefox 65 improved a little compared to the earlier version. On the other hand, Google Chrome continued to outperform in overall performance.
- Firefox Quantum Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYT473axrM4
- Firefox Download Page: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/
- Firefox 65 Release Notes: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/65.0/releasenotes/
- Firefox Extended Support Release: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/
- How to Use Firefox Screenshots: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpdKx6Tw-xE
- David Bryant's blog: http://bit.ly/AV1-VideoCompressionTech
- WebP Image Format: https://developers.google.com/speed/webp/
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