Firefox 77 offers better browser performance to more users

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  • Firefox 77, the latest stable version of the browser from Mozilla, started rolling out today.
  • Notably, the latest version pushes WebRender to more users of Firefox for Windows 10.
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Firefox 77 rollout

Firefox 77, the latest stable version of the browser from Mozilla, started rolling out today. It brings a whole bunch of functional features and fixes.

Notably, the latest version pushes WebRender to more users of Firefox for Windows 10. Mozilla is developing the feature to improve browser stability and performance.

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Firefox 77 released on June 2, 2020

WebRender for selected PCs running on Windows 10 hit general availability for the first time on May 21, 2019. That time, the feature started rolling out with Firefox version 67.

With WebRender, Firefox should offer superior frame rates. In turn, the feature lets applications run smoothly on the browser.

The tech is a work in progress, however, and to date, it’s still not available to all Firefox users.

According to the release notes for Firefox 77, the feature is on by default on Windows 10 laptops with certain models of Nvidia Graphics hardware.

WebRender continues its roll out to more Firefox for Windows users, now available by default on Windows 10 laptops running on Nvidia GPUs with medium (<= 3440×1440) and large screens (> 3440×1440).

Other new features

Starting today, Firefox users in the UK will be receiving Pocket’s recommendations for stories and articles. This service is already available in regions and countries like the U.S, Canada, and Germany.

Also, Firefox now offers you a better way to access and manage web certificates. Simply go to the newly created about:certificate page to do that.

Fixes

The latest stable version of Firefox sports a couple of accessibility updates.

While it’s a shame that some visually impaired users couldn’t access Firefox Options application list via screen readers, the bug is no more.

The update also fixes a problem where certain live regions didn’t register text changes for JAWS screen reader users.

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Additionally, for accessibility tools users, date and time entries won’t be missing labels anymore.

What are your thoughts about Firefox 77? Feel free to let us know in the comments section below.

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