Firefox 59 adds home button assist functionality, HLS playback, and more

Firefox 59 adds home button assist functionality, HLS playback, and more

Firefox 59 adds home button assist functionality, HLS playback, and more

The last overhaul of Firefox was just a few months ago, with the release of Firefox 57 'Quantum.' Mozilla today released version 59 of the beloved web browser, across all platforms. By using an algorithm written in Mozilla's own system programming language, Rust, the browser is able to run in parallel across multiple CPU cores which improves its speed and performance.

Faster page load times (by loading either from the networked cache or the cache on the user's hard drive).

Drag-and-drop to rearrange Top Sites on the Firefox Home page. Aside from the smaller tweaks included in this update, however, Mozilla has included some new annotation and re-cropping features for Firefox screenshots.

Enhanced WebExtensions API including better support for decentralised protocols and the ability to dynamically register content scripts.

Starting with v59, Firefox for Android is now an Assist App.