With Version 42, the eagerly anticipated future version is finally ready in mature version (Final). Surfers have the choice whether you access to 32- or 64-bit program variant. The introduction of the new architecture is not the only advantage: Firefox 42 also provides advanced tracking protection. It prevents online services evaluate user behavior. There are also optical fine-tuning. The successor is already waiting in the wings: You get Firefox 43 Beta version via a browser update feature from November 4, 2015 . What’s inside, clears the check.
Address Bar clearly intelligent
At the first use on falls: Firefox 43 has a drilled address bar. As always shows the Mozilla software to suggestions if you tap into letters. Firefox uses henceforth not only to history and bookmarks: Even content that you have not visited yet stored, are listed. For this purpose, the browser taps into the Internet. Chrome has been doing this for years;facilitating future also pleased Firefox users. It is only logical: the right of the address bar there is a search box, what about Google-search run. Who typing something here also provides suggestions. The search suggestions the Webadressenleiste control Google, Yahoo, Bing, DuckDuckGo, Ebay, the translator service Leo or at Wikipedia. By just standing by Amazon, it does not work yet. By clicking on an entry takes you to the search results. Comparable upgraded in the past InstantFox after; the extension does even more than merely integrate a Web search in the address bar, likely for many through the Firefox-43-update yet become less important. To activate the Firefox innovation embark on Alt-X and settings in the configuration options. In the field of search you put tick in front of search suggestions Show and Show search suggestions in the address bar.During this procedure was necessary at a Firefox CVP test notebook, it accounted for another device – here the automatic advance was turned on.
Tracking Protection with selection
In the category “visible improvements” falls that you set a block list against Internet snoopers for private window. The private window open by pressing Ctrl-Shift-P. The aim is to keep telltale content from the hard drive: Whenever you want to go on shopping tour for spouses or children, these special windows offer. Connect them after the browsing session no data as course-information and cookies left behind. Who Browsed in the browser settings (right job accessible via about: Preferences # privacy), found atPrivacy besides protection against persecution activities in private windows use the new button Change Block List. Clicking and another window opens: select in between basic and strict anti-spy protection. With Save changes to accept the adjustment. The novelty seems to make sense, but two things stand out: First, it is currently impossible to manually add more lists. On the other hand – more of a cosmetic problem – it does not work, move the blocking list window. Users should expect sometimes to the contrary, since the window is based on the Windows theme. It presents itself under Windows 10 in Windows 8 Look; ensures that the top title bar text appears centered, ie aligned centrally.
Some mini-updates in various places join added: Firefox now uses in case of need the screen keyboard of Windows 8 and 10; users coming forward with touchscreen. You benefit from the upgraded format support: Mozilla has been working on the interpretation of M4V content. The WebRTC technology to enable streaming video on PCs with multiple connected screens. WebRTC is for Firefox Hello used the chat feature of the browser that has been around longer (since Firefox 34). Web developers get in Firefox 43 Beta visually and functionally aufgebohrte tools. Fixed the programmers have a smaller error in connection with websites-size adjustments.
Firefox offers innately a lot, but can not cover all needs. Therefore, users install extensions that increase the functionality. Because of the add-ons sometimes pose a threat, Mozilla wants to revolutionize the handling of it – for more safety. One measure is the signing of add-ons: Developers must submit their extensions for Mozilla and confirm. Here, the provider checks them in terms of operation and etwaigem malicious behavior. Existence of additional tools to test, you get a digital stamp (signature). With Firefox 40, the browser has begun to interrogate the signature of add-ons. Unsigned additives trigger an alert in the Add-ons Manager. It was planned that already Version 41 allows only add-on installations with a valid signature; this restriction only once did not take place, it leads only with Mozilla browser a number 43. The beta version is already affected: Not tested add-ons, especially outdated, prevents Firefox on the device. . Unlike originally thought the possible deactivation of the signature duty with Firefox 44 instead 42 falls away Whoever wants to install any add-ons, has in Firefox 43 even chance: tap about: config in the address bar, confirm the security warning, search forxpinstall.signatures.required and change its value by double-clicking to false. To get add-ons to work, which are available on websites such as COMPUTER BILD for installation, and manually downloaded in XPI format.
|IE 10 (desktop app)||272.2||2,717||1,711||100||999|
|IE 10 (Metro app)||272.5||2,992||1,451||100||1,056|
|IE 11 (desktop app)||253.4||5,447||5,483||100||1,013|
|IE 11 (Metro app)||334.5||4,414||4,411||100||945|
|Firefox 42 (32-bit)||505.1||8,959||8,363||100||1,548|
|Firefox 43 Beta (32-bit)||525.3||9,047||8,249||100||1,568|
Cancels the new speed records?
Is the pace trump? The checks was done again when a fresh Firefox comes out.The result: Two sets of measurements to New (V8, Peacekeeper), in as many he drops (SunSpider, Octane). In terms of responsiveness when construction sites ie at a standstill. Furthermore Firefox in Acid3 test reached very good 100 points: Something special is that but no more, now provide all major browsers this optimum. It means that the representation of web content is done correctly.
Assessment: Firefox 43
Given the fact that Mozilla has saddled with Firefox editions every six weeks pressure to innovate, many users no longer expect the huge improvements. The missing in Firefox 43. Nevertheless, the beta version feels in everyday life more pleasant than its predecessor. In particular, the revised address bar like. The new Search Suggestions are incorporated to act discreetly. The question arises, how long the search box at the top right of the window in the face of innovation is still valid – the functions overlap. The pace remains at the level of its predecessor. That does not matter, because the (Google) search hits the address bar accelerate everyday. The amended handling with additional programs does not stand out in the current expansions because it has undergone safety tests already and easy to install. Many annoyed that some older add-on favorites are no longer run. Exceptions permitted the upcoming Firefox 44 is not – he does unkempt browser additives unusable.
Previous check: Firefox 42
While Firefox recently were rather unremarkable in terms of new features, Mozilla Firefox sets with 42 before a convincing update with useful improvements. With the release of the 64-bit version, the manufacturer ends the years of discussion on this variant – with a view to the future of the step was overdue, even if benefit power users of the benefits in the first place. For everyday use much more interesting is the new Tracking Protection. Thus Mozilla extends the private mode makes sense, so that the last up to its name. Means the company stated function not enabled by default, is a good compromise in view of the different interests of users, website owners and advertising industry. With the ability to identify noisy Tabs quickly and immobilize a single click, Firefox 42 gets the third meaningful innovation. The developers have also numerous rough edges smoothed and stuffed some security leaks.