Firefox 44 Released

Mozilla released the next major update for Firefox on January 26th with Firefox 44. New features in this release included:

  • Improved warning pages for certificate errors and untrusted connections
  • Enable H.264 if system decoder is available
  • Enable WebM/VP9 video support on systems that don’t support MP4/H.264
  • In the animation-inspector timeline, lightning bolt icon next to animations running on the compositor thread
  • Support the brotli compression format via HTTPS content-encoding
  • Screenshot commands allow user choice of pixel ratio in Developer Tools
  • Firefox Can Now Get Push Notifications From Your Favorite Sites

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.

The next planned update is Firefox 45 due for release on March 8, 2016.