Firefox 64 arrives with extension recommendations, improved tab management, and more

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First up is the Contextual Feature Recommender, which, as the name suggests, recommends extensions via a popup that drops down from the address bar. Firefox’s suggestions are based on how you use the browser and the sites you visit. "For example, if you open multiple tabs and repeatedly use these tabs, we may offer a feature called "Pinned Tabs" and explain how it works," said Nick Nguyen, Vice President at Mozilla. The feature is available for US users in regular browsing mode only, and will initially recommend only three extensions: Facebook Container, Enhancer for YouTube, and To Google Translate.

The Firefox Task Manager has been updated and now resembles the Windows Task Manager. It will show how much energy each tab is consuming, which should be handy when using a laptop or mobile device. There’s also “advanced tab management,” which lets you select multiple tabs and bookmark, group, and pin them.

This new version of Firefox distrusts all Symantec TLS certificates, including those issued by Symantec subsidiaries GeoTrust, RapidSSL, Thawte, Verisign. This was supposed to happen in Firefox 63, but Mozilla delayed it.

Additionally, support for the Firefox built-in RSS feed reader has been removed, while performance improvements, native Windows 10 sharing support, and bug fixes are also part of Mozilla's latest browser, which you can download here.

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fktech

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Love Firefox BUT I still can't export my desktop bookmarks to my Android phone.......

Please fix this.


And NO I do not want to link my desktop and cell phone bookmarks!!!
 
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jobeard

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while performance improvements, native Windows 10 sharing support, and bug fixes are ...
HUH? Sharing should always be transparent and totally reliant upon the OS. Just what does Mozilla think they bring to the table the M$ can't/has not provided????
 

Puiu

TS Evangelist
Love Firefox BUT I still can't export my desktop bookmarks to my Android phone.......

Please fix this.


And NO I do not want to link my desktop and cell phone bookmarks!!!
Just use Firefox Sync once and then logout. Having a cloud backup of your bookmarks is really handy.
 

Puiu

TS Evangelist
"And NO I do not want to link my desktop and cell phone bookmarks!!!"
you don't "link" them, you just copy them once and be done with it. what? you'll tell me that you're really concerned about privacy? c'mon dude, it's almost 2019.
 

jobeard

TS Ambassador
I would say stability, but neither one seems to be working on stability. Every little change they make disrupts the very notion of having stability.
Good comment. Having a LAN with heterogeneous systems, even over the years, I've not experienced instability in Print/File Sharing, so it just twizzles my brain to grasp what the details will be ...
 

jobeard

TS Ambassador
Apologies to all -- my comment is entirely OFF THE TOPIC.
from the Release Notes
More seamless sharing on Windows: Windows users can now share web pages using the native sharing experience. You can access Share in the Page Actions menu
Sharing in the sense of passing a LINK to someone else!

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fktech

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you don't "link" them, you just copy them once and be done with it. what? you'll tell me that you're really concerned about privacy? c'mon dude, it's almost 2019.
How do you "copy" bookmarks to an Android phone?