Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Install Firefox 50.0 Released with HTML5 on Ubuntu 16.10

   Firefox 50.0 Released, with updated keyboard shortcuts, Added download protection for a large number of executable file types, other new features, various security fixes and more.

Firefox 49 Changelog : 
  • New
    • Playback video on more sites without plugins with WebM EME Support for Widevine on Windows and Mac
    • Improved performance for SDK extensions or extensions using the SDK module loader
    • Added download protection for a large number of executable file types on Windows, Mac and Linux
    • Increased availability of WebGL to more than 98 percent of users on Windows 7 and newer
    • Added Guarani (gn) locale
    • Added option to Find in page that allows users to limit search to whole words only
    • Updates to keyboard shortcuts
    • Set a preference to have Ctrl+Tab cycle through tabs in recently used order
    • View a page in Reader Mode by using Ctrl+Alt+R (command+alt+r on Mac)
  • Fixed
    • Fixed rendering of dashed and dotted borders with rounded corners (border-radius)
  • Changed
    • Added a built-in Emoji set for operating systems without native Emoji fonts (Windows 8.0 and lower and Linux)

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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