The latest version of Firefox 52 may be the last update version for windows XP & Windows Vista users. The latest updates bring some interesting features and It’s available on every operating system that includes Mac, Windows, Linux and Android system. The version 52 of the Firefox add support for WebAssembly language, new security feature and the removal of NAPI.
The WebAssembly is a Low-level programming language which is aAi??secure and effective format for binary programs on the web.
WebAssembly allows applications like CAD, 3D Games, Video editing apps, scientificAi??virtualization and other applicationsAi??to run through the browser as fast as the same speed of native applications without any plugins. According to Mozilla, the developer will be able to use the language to accelerate the available web applications. The WebAssembly is also supported by the latest Chrome version.
To demonstrate the capabilities of WebAssembly, Mozilla and Epic Games have created and provided a demo of a 3D scene which runs within Firefox 52 and the result is quite impressive.
Some new Features, changes and fixes in the latest version.
- Various security fixes
- Improved text input for third-party keyboard layouts on Windows. This will address some keyboard layouts that
- have chained dead keys
- input two or more characters with a non-printable key or a dead key sequence
- input a character even when a dead key sequence failed to compose a character
- Removed support for Netscape Plugin API (NPAPI) plugins other than Flash. Silverlight, Java, Acrobat and the like are no longer supported.
- Removed Battery Status API to reduce fingerprinting of users by trackers
- Improved experience for downloads:
- Notification in the toolbar when a download fails
- Quick access to five most recent downloads rather than three
- Larger buttons for canceling and restarting downloads