Firefox 43 Released

Mozilla released the next major update for Firefox on December 15th with Firefox 43. New features in this release included:

  • Private Browsing with Tracking Protection offers choice of blocking additional trackers
  • Improved API support for m4v video playback
  • Firefox 64-bit for Windows is now available via the Firefox download page
  • Users can choose search suggestions from the Awesome Bar
  • On-screen keyboard displayed on selecting input field on devices running Windows 8 or greater
  • Firefox Health Report has switched to use the same data collection mechanism as telemetry

There were some fixes and other items in this release which can be viewed via the Release Notes.

Depending on the user’s update settings, users should be prompted to install the new version or can do so sooner via the in-browser update (Help > About Firefox) or can manually download and install Firefox via site.

IMPORTANT: Windows 64-Bit users who want to use the new 64-Bit Windows version of Firefox will need to manually download and install the 64-Bit version of Firefox from here.

The next planned update is Firefox 44 due for release in late January 2016.