Less than a month after it released its Firefox 43, Mozilla has announced the launch and availability of the Firefox 44 for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Android platforms. The new Firefox 44 now allows you to receive push notifications from your favourite website.
“Firefox for Windows, Mac and Linux now lets you choose to receive push notifications from websites if you give them permission. This is similar to Web notifications, except now you can receive notifications for websites even when they’re not loaded in a tab. This is super useful for websites like email, weather, social networks and shopping, which you might check frequently for updates,” the company wrote on its official website.
This new update will start with the desktop client, which now offers supports for push notifications. What this means is that you will no longer miss any update from your favourite websites. You will now be up to the minute with happenings that have to do with those websites you visit regularly. However, the good news is that you won’t be notified of any update from your favourite website until you have granted it permission to do so. Also, you don’t need to have a particular website opened in a tab to receive a notification.
“This is super useful for websites like email, weather, social networks and shopping, which you might check frequently for updates,” Mozilla wrote in a blog post. The new feature is not the first on a browser as it has long been a part of the features available in Google Chrome.
Firefox is also using the new update to push some privacy-centric features, according to Mozilla. The company also explains that Firefox 44 will prevent cross-site correlations by giving every website an anonymous Web Push identifier. It also adds that it is enhancing encryption on payloads.
Also with Firefox, developers will also be getting new visual editing and memory management tools. It is now easier to operate Page Inspector tool, all thanks to improvements to the animation panel. According to Gadget.ndtv, developers will now be able to have a better understanding of how memory is being allocated to different Web pages and how it could be optimised.
The new Firefox for Android now offers support for print service. Also, the version 44 of Firefox for Android now prompts users before opening intent URLs when in private browsing. Mozilla says that tabs tray now has some improvements as well.
Mozilla has also removed the support for RC4, which is a cryptographic stream cipher. Multiple vulnerabilities have also been discovered in it in recent times.
You can also manage your notifications in the Control Centre of your browser by locating the green lock icon and clicking on it. The button is located on the left side of the address bar.
“You can manage your notifications in the Control Center by clicking the green lock icon on the left side of the address bar. You can learn more about how to manage push notifications here.”