1Mozilla Firefox 55 Brings Virtual Reality to the Web
The latest release of Mozilla’s Firefox web browser—version 55—became generally available on Aug. 8, boasting new features and multiple security improvements. Among the new features in Firefox 55 is WebVR, which enables the use of virtual reality devices for web content. The new release also benefits from a performance boost that lets it load multiple tabs on restart faster than before. Another new feature is an integrated screenshot tool that enables users to easily take screenshots of web content. The latest release of Mozilla’s open-source web browser is available for Windows, macOS and Linux. In this slide show, eWEEK details some of the new features and fixes in Firefox 55.
2Firefox 55 Restores Tabs Faster
3Take Screenshots With Firefox
Firefox 55 marks the debut of Firefox Screenshots, a tool that enables users to take, save and share screenshots directly from the browser. Firefox Screenshot initially is not being made available by default to all Firefox users, but can easily be activated manually in the about:config options page in Firefox. To activate screenshots, search for “extensions.screenshots.system-disabled” and then double-click to change the value to “false.”
4WebVR Brings Virtual Reality to the Web
5Address Bar Gains Search Improvements
6Geolocation Security Is Improved in Firefox 55
7WebExtension Permission Security Improved
8Flash Is Now Click to Play
In Firefox 55, Mozilla has set Adobe Flash media content to only play if a user first clicks the item.