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Firefox 45 Now Available To Download, This Is What’s New

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You can now share tabs with contacts

Whatever press you’re near you better tell it to stop: Firefox 45 is now available to download.

The world’s most popular open-source web-browser rolls out a modest set of changes in this update, including new developer options and stability fixes.

If you’re using a supported version of Ubuntu you can update to Firefox 45 using Update Manager. Assuming you’ve not disabled automatic updates you should be notified of the update in the next few hours.

If you don’t see it available be patient: it can take up to 24 hours to be synced across mirrors and servers.

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new tab sync button

New Features in Firefox 45

Among the new features in Mozilla Firefox 45:

  • Instant browser tab sharing through Firefox Hello
  • Tabs synced via Firefox Accounts from your other devices show in Awesome Bar dropdown when searching
  • Tab Sync button added to the button bar
  • New preference allows blocking .onion at the DNS level

It’s not all new features. Tab Groups (aka Panorama) is retired with this release. Mozilla say existing tab groups will be backed up and turned into bookmarks. It also suggests installing the free Tab Groups add-on.

Firefox GTK3 support is still not enabled by default but is tentatively scheduled to ship by default in Firefox 46.

Firefox 45 is a free download and is available to download directly from Mozilla.

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