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Firefox 61 is released; get to know the news | Browsers

Firefox 61, the new version of the Mozilla browser, was released this Tuesday (26th) with a focus on performance and stability. The program has a simpler mechanism for switching between tabs and more speed for loading pages. In addition, Firefox now allows extensions to control the look of open tabs, and can hide sites that are not being actively used to make space at the top of the interface. The update is now available for free download on Windows, macOS and Linux.

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Firefox 61 promises more speed on Windows, macOS and Linux Photo: Divulgao / MozillaFirefox 61 promises more speed on Windows, macOS and Linux Photo: Divulgao / Mozilla

Firefox 61 promises more speed on Windows, macOS and Linux Photo: Divulgao / Mozilla

The change in the behavior of extensions depends on the developers. As of Firefox 61, plugins will be able to exercise new controls over open tabs, hiding the interface tab, for example. In macOS, the new Firefox still allows extensions to work in separate processes, facilitating battery management and processing.

On the home screen, Mozilla promises to offer a more accurate list of sites that the user visits the most. The browser starts recording the content of the page, preventing a new loading when trying to access it again with one click. A similar behavior should happen with the tabs, which start to reload in the background when the user passes the mouse. The idea is that, when you finally click, the site is ready for display.

Firefox 61 also offers a simple way to search using a variety of web search engines. If previously it was necessary to change the provider in the settings, the new version allows you to switch directly on the bar. When searching for something about a movie celebrity, for example, the browser allows you to quickly choose IMDB as the source of the results to be displayed.