Thursday, September 22, 2016

Install Firefox 49.0 Released with HTML5 on Ubuntu 16.04

   Firefox 49.0 Released Added context menu controls to HTML5 audio and video that let users loops files or play files at 1.25x speed. Fixed an issue that prevented users from updating Firefox for Mac unless they originally installed Firefox.


Firefox 49 Changelog :

  • Updated Firefox Login Manager to allow HTTPS pages to use saved HTTP logins. It’s one more way Firefox is supporting Let’s Encrypt and helping users transition to a more secure web.
  • Added features to Reader Mode that make it easier on the eyes and the ears
    • Controls that allow users to adjust the width and line spacing of text
    • Narrate, which reads the content of a page out loud
  • Improved video performance for users on systems that support SSSE3 without hardware acceleration
  • Added context menu controls to HTML5 audio and video that let users loops files or play files at 1.25x speed
  • Enhancements for Mac users
    •  Improved performance on OS X systems without hardware acceleration
    •  Improved appearance of anti-aliased OS X fonts
  • Improvements in about:memory reports for tracking font memory usage
  • Improve performance on Windows systems without hardware acceleration

Installation instructions:

Add the PPA to your system, update the local repository index and install the Firefox package:


$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-mozilla-security/ppa

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install firefox
Optional, to remove Firefox, do:

 $ sudo apt-get remove firefox

To check your Firefox version on Ubuntu, go to Help > About Firefox.






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