firefox 52

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  1. Blaster3

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    Firefox — Notes (52.0)

    March 7, 2017

    Version 52.0, first offered to Release channel users on March 7, 2017
    We'd also like to extend a special thank you to all of the new Mozillians who contributed to this release of Firefox!

    New
    • Added support for WebAssembly, an emerging standard that brings near-native performance to Web-based games, apps, and software libraries without the use of plugins.

    • Added automatic captive portal detection, for easier access to Wi-Fi hotspots. When accessing the Internet via a captive portal, Firefox will alert users and open the portal login page in a new tab.

    • Implemented the Strict Secure Cookies specification which forbids insecure HTTP sites from setting cookies with the "secure" attribute. In some cases, this will prevent an insecure site from setting a cookie with the same name as an existing "secure" cookie from the same base domain.

    • Added user warnings for non-secure HTTP pages with logins. Firefox now displays a “This connection is not secure” message when users click into the username and password fields on pages that don’t use HTTPS.

    • Enhanced Sync to allow users to send and open tabs from one device to another.
    Fixed
    • Various security fixes

    • Improved text input for third-party keyboard layouts on Windows. This will address some keyboard layouts that
      • have chained dead keys
      • input two or more characters with a non-printable key or a dead key sequence
      • input a character even when a dead key sequence failed to compose a character
    Changed
    • Removed support for Netscape Plugin API (NPAPI) plugins other than Flash. Silverlight, Java, Acrobat and the like are no longer supported.

    • Improved experience for downloads:
      • Notification in the toolbar when a download fails
      • Quick access to five most recent downloads rather than three
      • Larger buttons for canceling and restarting downloads
    • Removed Battery Status API to reduce fingerprinting of users by trackers

    • When not using Direct2D on Windows, Skia is used for content rendering

    • Migrated Firefox users on Windows XP and Windows Vista operating systems to the extended support release (ESR) version of Firefox.
     
  2. David M

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    Now say that in English and why it matters. :)
     
  3. Blaster3

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    my language of choice is americanese, you'll need to utilize a translator app & a logical reprocessor for english :D