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Firefox 57.01

By Agen G. N. Schmitz
http://tidbits.com/article/17675

It's been over a year since we covered Firefox in the TidBITS Watchlist (see "Firefox 49.0," 22 September 2016), but the new Mozilla release of Firefox 57 (dubbed Firefox Quantum) is definitely worth mentioning with its speed enhancements, revamped user interface, and improved memory usage. Firefox Quantum's browser core has been overhauled with a new CSS engine that takes better advantage of processors with multiple cores that are optimized for low power consumption. The tab you're viewing now gets prioritized over all others to make better use of system resources, and video decoding is shut down when the tab playing the media is sent to the background or the video is not visible on the screen. The new release also brings a unified address and search bar, a revamped new tab page that includes top visited sites, and an expanded section in preferences to manage all website permissions. (Free, 52.5 MB, release notes, 10.9+)

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Re: TidBITS: Firefox 57.01

John Burt
Yes, and I had so many problems with 57.x.x that I had to replace it with an older version. In the process I found the ESR version which provides security updates without messing with the features.

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Firefox 57.01

By Agen G. N. Schmitz
http://tidbits.com/article/17675

It's been over a year since we covered Firefox in the TidBITS Watchlist (see "Firefox 49.0," 22 September 2016), but the new Mozilla release of Firefox 57 (dubbed Firefox Quantum) is definitely worth mentioning with its speed enhancements, revamped user interface, and improved memory usage. Firefox Quantum's browser core has been overhauled with a new CSS engine that takes better advantage of processors with multiple cores that are optimized for low power consumption. The tab you're viewing now gets prioritized over all others to make better use of system resources, and video decoding is shut down when the tab playing the media is sent to the background or the video is not visible on the screen. The new release also brings a unified address and search bar, a revamped new tab page that includes top visited sites, and an expanded section in preferences to manage all website permissions. (Free, 52.5 MB, release notes, 10.9+)

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Re: TidBITS: Firefox 57.01

David Ross
Not really. It just implements new features on a slower cycle. Which keeps us who have to deal with multiple systems in offices from going completely nuts.

On 12/9/17 12:16 PM, SciFiOneA . wrote:
Yes, and I had so many problems with 57.x.x that I had to replace it with an older version. In the process I found the ESR version which provides security updates without messing with the features.

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Firefox 57.01

By Agen G. N. Schmitz
http://tidbits.com/article/17675

It's been over a year since we covered Firefox in the TidBITS Watchlist (see "Firefox 49.0," 22 September 2016), but the new Mozilla release of Firefox 57 (dubbed Firefox Quantum) is definitely worth mentioning with its speed enhancements, revamped user interface, and improved memory usage. Firefox Quantum's browser core has been overhauled with a new CSS engine that takes better advantage of processors with multiple cores that are optimized for low power consumption. The tab you're viewing now gets prioritized over all others to make better use of system resources, and video decoding is shut down when the tab playing the media is sent to the background or the video is not visible on the screen. The new release also brings a unified address and search bar, a revamped new tab page that includes top visited sites, and an expanded section in preferences to manage all website permissions. (Free, 52.5 MB, release notes, 10.9+)

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Re: TidBITS: Firefox 57.01

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On Mon 11 Dec 2017 at 06:11, David Ross <[hidden email]> wrote:
Not really. It just implements new features on a slower cycle. Which keeps us who have to deal with multiple systems in offices from going completely nuts.


On 12/9/17 12:16 PM, SciFiOneA . wrote:
Yes, and I had so many problems with 57.x.x that I had to replace it with an older version. In the process I found the ESR version which provides security updates without messing with the features.

On Sat, Dec 9, 2017 at 7:27 AM, TidBITS Articles <[hidden email]> wrote:

This article was just published by TidBITS and sent to you at your request.

Firefox 57.01

By Agen G. N. Schmitz
http://tidbits.com/article/17675

It's been over a year since we covered Firefox in the TidBITS Watchlist (see "Firefox 49.0," 22 September 2016), but the new Mozilla release of Firefox 57 (dubbed Firefox Quantum) is definitely worth mentioning with its speed enhancements, revamped user interface, and improved memory usage. Firefox Quantum's browser core has been overhauled with a new CSS engine that takes better advantage of processors with multiple cores that are optimized for low power consumption. The tab you're viewing now gets prioritized over all others to make better use of system resources, and video decoding is shut down when the tab playing the media is sent to the background or the video is not visible on the screen. The new release also brings a unified address and search bar, a revamped new tab page that includes top visited sites, and an expanded section in preferences to manage all website permissions. (Free, 52.5 MB, release notes, 10.9+)

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Re: TidBITS: Firefox 57.01

John Burt
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Sounds perfect for me. I only have 5 Macs to maintain, but it gets annoying anyway.

On Sun, Dec 10, 2017 at 10:11 PM, David Ross <[hidden email]> wrote:
Not really. It just implements new features on a slower cycle. Which keeps us who have to deal with multiple systems in offices from going completely nuts.

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