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Firefox 67.0 rolls out with WebRender, performance improvements, and more

Firefox 67 rolls out today (Source: gHacks Technology News)
Firefox 67 rolls out today (Source: gHacks Technology News)
Although apparently not available in this moment, Firefox 67 is scheduled to arrive today all over the world. The new release of Mozilla's browser comes with private browsing mode extension controls, WebRender enabled for 5 percent of compatible systems, as well as various performance improvements and fixes.

Firefox 66 arrived back in March, and now the time has come for its successor to surface. Although I cannot update my browser in this moment — and the direct downloads or the official changelog for Firefox 67.0 are not live either — Mozilla should unleash the new version today, since no delay has been announced and everything seems to be going well.

Based on the information available right now, Firefox 67.0 will come with performance improvements, the usual minor tweaks and fixes, as well as two major changes:

  • WebRender will be enabled in about 5 percent of the total number of compatible systems.
  • New installed extensions will be disabled in Private Browsing by default.

Those concerned about their privacy should be aware that all previously installed extensions will keep their rights and some of them might run in Private windows. Changing this setting can be easily done in the Add-ons Manager section. However, there are also extensions that require access to Private windows to work properly. In this case, they will not have a switch and will come with a warning that reads "Requires Access to Private Windows."

Unfortunately, it looks like Firefox Screenshots will lose its screenshot uploading capabilities. From now on, the only choice will be to save the images locally. 

Firefox 67 also comes with the ability to block crypto miners and fingerprinters automatically, a dedicated profile selection area for new Firefox installations — including the ability to run multiple profiles side-by-side, and more.

Is Firefox 67.0 available for you already? What do you think about the changes? As usual, feel free to drop a comment below.

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Codrut Nistor, 2019-05-21 (Update: 2019-05-21)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.