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Firefox 44 is released on January 26 Options
Posted: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 8:14:10 AM

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The new release including new features and changes in the desktop version of Firefox and the Firefox version for Android.


  • 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


  • Windows XP and Vista screensaver doesn't disable when watching videos (Bug 1193610)

  • Various security fixes


  • To support unicode-range descriptor for webfonts, font matching under Linux now uses the same font matching code as other platforms

  • Use a SHA-256 signing certificate for Windows builds, to meet new signing requirements

  • Firefox has removed support for the RC4 decipher

  • Firefox will no longer trust the Equifax Secure Certificate Authority 1024-bit root certificate or the UTN - DATACorp SGC to validate secure website certificates

  • Stricter validation of web fonts

  • On-screen keyboard support temporarily turned off for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

Posted: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 8:14:10 AM
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