Firefox 42 is now available for Windows, OS X and in the final version available for download (see download links below). The new version provides the privacy mode an integrated Tracking Protection, which also acts as ad blocker simultaneously. In addition, Firefox 42 is the first time officially available as a 64-bit version for Windows.
A private window now saves not only no details for browser history, it also blocks online services that could record the internet activities of a user. Thus, the privacy mode offers features similar to those designed for add-ons like Ghostery and Privacy Badger. In addition, elements are not displayed, record the user activity, which nearly all advertising is blocked. Analytics and Social Services as VGWort andAnalytics also no longer work in the private mode.
The desktop version of-Browsers now with a speaker icon on that tab just reproduces audio. Clicking on the icon will turn off the sound – without the tab display itself.
In addition, the login manager has been revised, the now passwords from Internet Explorer, andcan import for Windows. Users can now open URLs of apps in the background also. Even now direct speech inputs are supported in the URL bar.
Firefox 42 but holds also provides new features for developers. You benefit from a configurable Firefox OS Simulator in WebIDE and new preset CSS filters in the Inspector. Android developers can also debug sites in Firefox 42 Beta now via WLAN – USB cable and the Android Developer Bridge (ADB) will no longer necessarily required.
Generally Mozilla is working on optimizing the resource requirements. Led the development is Nicholas Nethercote, who in his blog regularly informed of progress of the development group called MemShrink-Group.
About the default download link you get to the Mozilla site. Below is also the direct-DL-find links to Mozilla servers:
Firefox 42: DL-links (Mozilla server):