News Released Firefox 40 Improves Video Playback

How to upgrade to Latest Firefox 40 in Ubuntu - Mozilla Firefox as one of best browser updated to version 40. Bring more features, User Interface improvements, performance and fix critical security issues.

The release notes call out “improved scrolling, graphics, and video playback performance with off main thread compositing” for Linux users.

What's new on Firefox 40?

How to upgrade to Firefox 40 in Linux

  1. Support for Windows 10
  2. Added protection against unwanted software downloads
  3. User can receive suggested tiles in the new tab page based on categories Firefox matches to browsing history (en-US only).
  4. Hello allows adding a link to conversations to provide context on what the conversation will be about
  5. New style for add-on manager based on the in-content preferences style
  6. Improved scrolling, graphics, and video playback performance with off main thread compositing (GNU/Linux only)
  7. Graphic blocklist mechanism improved: Firefox version ranges can be specified, limiting the number of devices blocked
  8. Add-on extensions that are not signed by Mozilla will display a warning
  9. NPAPI Plug-in performance improved via asynchronous initialization
  10. Smoother animation and scrolling with hardware vsync (Windows only)
  11. JPEG images use less memory when scaled and can be painted faster
  12. Sub-resources can no longer request HTTP authentication, thus protecting users from inadvertently disclosing login data
  13. IndexedDB transactions are now non-durable by default
  14. Implemented AudioBufferSourceNode.detune to modulate playback rate in cents, a logarithmic unit of measure used for musical intervals
  15. Improved Performance tools in the developer tools: Waterfall view, Call Tree view and a Flame Chart view
  16. New rules view tooltip in the Inspector to tweak CSS Filter values
  17. Console API messages from SharedWorker and ServiceWorker are now displayed in web console
  18. New page ruler highlighting tool that displays lightweight horizontal and vertical rules on a page
  19. Inspector now searches across all content frames in a page
  20. Fix that Kannada text does not display properly in built-in pdf viewer
  21. security fixes.

How to upgrade Firefox 40 on Ubuntu

Fireox package has been made into Ubuntu updates. To upgrade it, you can using Software Updater then install the updates after checking updates. The screenshot below taken from my Ubuntu 15.04 :

upgrade firefox 40 on linux

Once installed you might to install some useful Mozilla Firefox  extension. Read our previous post at Useful Mozilla Firefox Extension Must Installed.

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