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Firefox 82 is Out with New Sync Options, Malicious Download Blocking

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Firefox 82 is due for formal release later today (October 20) but as that tend to happen when I’m in bed I’m posting this post a tiny bit early. Firefox 82 downloads are up on the release server.

Indeed, feature development for Firefox seems to be slowing down in general — Mozilla did recently sack a sizeable chunk of the brower’s development team — but a welcome round of enhancements and changes are available through this uplift.

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Firefox 82 Released With Performance Improvements, Video Playbac

  • Firefox 82 Released With Performance Improvements, Video Playback Enhancements

    Firefox 82.0 is now available as the latest release of Mozilla's web browser that continues on their expedited release cycles.

    Performance work in Firefox 82.0 includes faster page loads and start-up times. Websites using Flexbox-based layouts should see around a 20% speedup, session restoration should be about 17% quicker, and Windows users see new windows about 10% quicker. WebRender also continues rolling out to more Firefox users.

    Firefox 82 also brings multiple picture-in-picture improvements for video playback, screen reader improvements, security fixes, the MediaSession API is now enabled by default, and other enhancements.

Coming through with Firefox 82

  • Coming through with Firefox 82

    As October ushers in the tail-end of the year, we are pushing Firefox 82 out the door. This time around we finally enable support for the Media Session API, provide some new CSS pseudo-selector behaviours, close some security loopholes involving the Window.name property, and provide inspection for server-sent events in our developer tools.

    This blog post provides merely a set of highlights; for all the details, check out the following...

Firefox 82 Released with Faster Page Loading, Picture-In-Picture

Firefox 82.0 and ESR 78.4.0

  • Firefox 82.0 and ESR 78.4.0

    Firefox 82.0 has been released, with improvements "that make watching videos more delightful" and improved performance. Firefox ESR 78.4.0 is also available with various stability, functionality, and security fixes. See the release notes (82.0, 78.4.0) for details.

Firefox 82 Is Released With Four High-Impact Security Fixes

  • Firefox 82 Is Released With Four High-Impact Security Fixes

    Mozilla Firefox 82 is faster on websites using flex CSS layout, there's a new picture-in-picture button that you may or may not find annoying enough to disable and there's four high-impact and two medium-impact security fixes. There's no performance improvement in synthetic benchmarks.

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