After sucessfully passing the beta phase, Mozilla has released the stable version of Firefox 74 along with a release notes explaining what’s inside this new update. Out of may new features that shipped with this update, one of the most notable features is that third-party programs aren’t allowed to install add-ons in your browser. In case, if an unwanted add-on has been installed on the browser by mistake, you can easily remove it yourself from the browser’s add-on manager without any issue.
In addition to this, the new update brings the ability to reverse alpha sort login details in Lockwise which allows you to import bookmarks and history from the new Microsoft Edge browser on Windows and Mac. Besides this, Firefox 74 now offers better privacy for your web voice and video calls by adding support for mDNS ICE which hides your IP address with a random ID in certain WebRTC scenarios.
In the security department, Firefox 74 removes support for TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 which are replaced by the latest TLS 1.2 or TLS 1.3 due to the increase in the usage of TLS 1.2 and TLS 1.3 by most of the websites. The TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 were first taken down in Spetember 2019 and now, it is completely removed from the browser.
While Firefox 74 is more of a usability release, next month’s Firefox 75 update will be a little more flashy. According to the beta release notes, Firefox 75 will come with a revamped address bar that expands with links to your top sites when you click it. According to Mozilla, the new bar “provides a focused, clean search experience that’s optimised for smaller screens.”
The new Firefox 74 is now available to download. To get all these features and changes reflected to your Firefox browser, update it to the latest version.
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