Posted 01 February 2017 - 02:11 PM
Firefox 52.0 beta
first offered to Beta channel users on January 25, 2017
Send and open a tab from one device to another with Sync
Windows 8 touch screen support for multiprocess Firefox
Pages containing insecure password fields now display a warning directly within username and password fields.
Removed Battery Status API to reduce fingerprinting of users by trackers
Removed NPAPI support for plugins other than Flash. Silverlight, Java, Acrobat and the like are no longer supported.
Implemented the Strict Secure Cookies spec which forbids insecure (http:) sites from setting cookies with the "secure" attribute, and in some cases prevents an insecure site from setting a cookie with the same name as an existing "secure" cookie from the same base domain.
Improved experience for downloads:
- Notification in the toolbar when a download fails
- Quick access to five most recent downloads rather than three
- Larger buttons for canceling and restarting
Improved text input with some third-party keyboard layouts on Windows, e.g., keyboard layouts which have chained dead keys, inputs two or more characters with a non-printable key or a dead key sequence, inputs a character even when a dead key sequence failed to compose a character.