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Improved warning pages for certificate errors and untrusted connections

Enable H.264 if system decoder is available

Enable WebM/VP9 video support on systems that don't support MP4/H.264

In the animation-inspector timeline, lightning bolt icon next to animations running on the compositor thread

Support the brotli compression format via HTTPS content-encoding

Screenshot commands allow user choice of pixel ratio in Developer Tools


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Fixed

Windows XP and Vista screensaver doesn't disable when watching videos (Bug 1193610)

Various security fixes


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Changed

To support unicode-range descriptor for webfonts, font matching under Linux now uses the same font matching code as other platforms

Use a SHA-256 signing certificate for Windows builds, to meet new signing requirements

Firefox has removed support for the RC4 decipher

Firefox will no longer trust the Equifax Secure Certificate Authority 1024-bit root certificate or the UTN - DATACorp SGC to validate secure website certificates

Stricter validation of web fonts

On-screen keyboard support temporarily turned off for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

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Developer

Right click on a logged object in the console to store it as a global variable on the page

Visual tools for Animation:
View/Edit CSS animation keyframe rules directly in the inspector
Visually modify the cubic-bezier curve that drives the way animations progress through time
Discover and scrub through all CSS animations and transitions playing on the page
Learn more: http://devtoolschallenger.com/

Visual tools for Layout and Styles:
Display rulers along the viewport to verify size and position and use the measurement tool to easily detect spacing and alignment problems
Use CSS filters to preview and create real-time effects like drop-shadows, sepia, etc
Learn more: http://devtoolschallenger.com/

New memory tool for inspecting the memory heap

Service Workers API

Built-in JSON reader to intuitively view, search, copy and save data without extensions

Jump to function definitions in the debugger with Cmd-Click

WebSocket Debugging API and add-on

The rule view now displays styles using their authored text, and edits in the rule view are now linked to the style editor



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The support for the Brotli compression format will be good news when servers start using it. We'll be able to save a bit in bandwidth and get faster page loads. Chrome is also getting it as it was developed by Google.


Read more here:

Techspot: Chrome and Firefox are about to get a lot faster thanks to Google's new data compression algorithm


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While Brotli compresses HTML, JavaScript and CSS to allow for "better space utilization and faster page loads,” the biggest area of improvement in compression is said to be HTML, which the new code can squeeze down by 25%.
 
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Just downloaded,thanx.
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e10s needs to hurry up.
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Improved warning pages for certificate errors and untrusted connections

This was driving me nuts , I was getting the warning on lots of pages, in the end I went with palemoon.
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Still got the same issue that you cannot use IME in flash. Back to 41.
For most not a problem but a video japanese video site (nico douga) uses this to comment on streams/videos.
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Meh. I liked Firefox 2 better.
    
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e10s needs to hurry up.

 

Its almost done. Should be out around Fx46/47 if nothing crazy happens. They're doing A/B e10s testing on the Beta branch right now.

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This was driving me nuts , I was getting the warning on lots of pages, in the end I went with palemoon.

Sounds like they just made the messages clearer. They didn't prevent the errors being given (after all, they're usually caused by a server problem).
    
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Last time I had FF as my main browser was 3.0. This is v 44. WTH ?thumb.gif
 
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Did they not improve the LAG ? because from what I have been experiencing lately.. Firefox have became a lagfest, especially on my laptop ! maybe it doesn't like win10... but feels really like firefox is lagging, I had a few wait time on my main PC aswell
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