The latest version of Mozilla’s Firefox web browser is here, and among other things it rolls out stronger privacy protection as well as protection from annoyances like videos that autoplay when you load a website.
While Firefox already has a Block Autoplay feature, it only applied to videos with autoplaying audio. Now users can opt to stop all videos from automatically playing.
Those are some of the most noteworthy high-level changes, but there are some other updates that could affect browser performance for some users in some scenarios:
- macOS: Improved battery life and download experience
- Windows 10: Improvements for setting content process priority levels
- Windows 10 May 2019 update or newer: Web Authentication HmacSecret extension support via Windows Hello (for more passwordless logins)
Mozilla has also added “best of Pocket” content suggestions to the new tab page for users in the US or anyone using an en-US version of the web browser. But you can remove this section from the new tab page if you find it spammy or irrelevant.