Mozilla has released a new update to the Firefox web browser today, bringing it to version 67. To make Firefox faster than ever, Mozilla made several changes including skipping a bunch of unnecessary work during subsequent start-ups, suspending idle tabs and more.
A key feature of the Firefox 67 release, which most users will love, it's a built-in cryptominer blocker, which blocks fingerprinters as well.
With the release of Firefox 57 in 2017, Mozilla rebranded its open-source browser as Firefox Quantum and outlined ambitions to take the fight to market leader Google. You can find it in the Custom settings page of the Content Blocking preferences, so if you notice that your Firefox web browser eats too much RAM and CPU, try enabling these functions immediately and restart the web browser. Additional privacy features, which Mozilla's browser has well received for, have also been bundled in.
Those who use the private browsing in Firefox will now be able to benefit from two additional improvements.
Among other noteworthy changes included in Firefox 67, we can mention support for the dav1d AV1 higher performance decoder for better and bandwidth friendly video streaming, protection against running older versions of Firefox that may lead to data corruption or crashes, and support for registrations for Google Accounts using the FIDO U2F API.
Easier access to your list of saved logins from the main menu and login autocomplete. The WebRender feature is now enabled by default for all Windows 10 users that have a computer equipped with an Nvidia graphics card. Firefox 67 also makes it so that users with add-ons and themes now experience faster startup times. Users are urged to use Private Browsing instead.
This Firefox update also de-prioritizes some of the least-used features in order to prioritize scripts for things you need first.