Firefox Browser gets another big update to v44

by: Kris CarlonJanuary 27, 2016

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Firefox Browser may live permanently in the shadows of Chrome, but the app is surprisingly good and really deserves more recognition than it gets. The Firefox update to v44 adds a bunch of new features, including cloud printing support, a new homepage option, improved “open tabs” screen and search history suggestions.

In combination with Firefox on desktop, Mozilla is putting forward a pretty strong case for checking it out, especially if you haven’t done so for a while. For example, the desktop version of Firefox recently added Web Push, a feature that allows the browser to deliver pop-up notifications just like on Android without needing the tab open.

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Back to the Android app, this is the second big update Firefox has received in a month, with the previous bump to v43 updating the Android interface, adding the tab audio indicator, and reading list tweaks. Today’s update to v44 delivers the ability to set a homepage (as opposed to the Top Sites panel), a new tab manager page and support for cloud printing.

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Firefox will now prompt you before opening Intent URIs in a private tab and will show search history suggestions. The app has also added a web-based Firefox Accounts page and there’s some technical security protocol and certificates changes. If you have the browser installed it will update automatically, and if you don’t you should give it a look, because it’s fast, stable and secure.

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  • Vinícius Azzolin

    I love firefox on PC and it’s almost there for me falling in love with it on my phone!

  • Kunal Narang

    Never seen a better browser than Firefox. It’s already better than Chrome in so many ways and yet it is still improving. Love Firefox!

  • Bob

    The best backup browser.

  • s2weden2000

    No fox…

  • FroBro

    FF has currently regained the top spot of all browsers. But in usage market share it’ll always be 3rd in line thanks to Microsoft shipping their own browser with the desktop OS and chrome getting a big bite into enterprise businesses who use google business applications.

    • I highly doubt Edge will make significant waves. Tried it and seems like a very half-baked attempt. Lasted me about 10 mins.

  • I like Firefox and use it as my primary browser but wish they’d fix a problem I am having where the browser frequently crashes on windows 10.

  • snagglepuss

    Using Win10, since the update, every time I close it, it crashes. Brings up the crash report screen…come on..youre about to force me to another browser

    • Annonymous

      Try to run it without addons. If that doesn’t work, try to reinstall it.

      • snagglepuss

        i downloaded cyberfox instead. no probs and runs great