Firefox 46 released with Linux Desktop GTK3 integration

Mozilla Firefox 46 was recently released by Mozilla team. A notable feature for GNU/Linux desktop users is the integration GTK3. In addition to this, this release¬†is purely focused on the security and stability of Firefox on the desktop side. For mobile users, notable features are “Notifications about tabs opened in the background now list the URLs,¬†History and Bookmarks items added to menu” and many more below.

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Mozilla Firefox 46 Desktop changelog


  • Improved security of the JavaScript Just In Time (JIT) Compiler
  • GTK3 integration (GNU/Linux only)


  • Correct rendering for scaled SVGs that use a clip and a mask
  • Various security fixes
  • Screen reader behavior with blank spaces in Google Docs corrected


  • WebRTC fixes to improve performance and stability


  • Display dominator trees in Memory tool
  • Allocation and garbage collection pause profiling in the performance panel
  • Launch responsive mode from the Style Editor @media sidebar


  • Added support for document.elementsFromPoint
  • Added HKDF support for Web Crypto API

Firefox Changelog for iOS

  • Improved the browser handling of links to Apple Maps and many third-party applications like Twitter
  • Support deletion of default suggested sites
  • Use Alexa top 5 sites as default suggested tiles for new users
  • Include default domains for inline autocompletion
  • Touch ID/Passcode support for password manager
  • Danish [da] locale added

See Firefox 46 Changelog for Android

Install / Update Mozilla Firefox 46 on Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa, Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint 6, Peppermint 5, LXLE 14.04

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get upgrade
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