Firefox 48.0 beta released with Enhanced protection against malware downloads

Mozilla Firefox 48.0 beta was recently released by Mozilla team. A notable feature is the enhanced protection against malware downloads, WebRTC improvements, New design of the URL bar result panel with more results and many more.

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Mozilla Firefox 48.0 beta changelog


  • Enhanced protection against malware downloads
  • WebRTC improvements:
    • Delay-agnostic AEC enabled
    • Full duplex for GNU/Linux and Mac OS X enabled
    • ICE Restart & Update is supported
    • Cloning of MediaStream and MediaStreamTrack is now supported
  • New design of the URL bar result panel with more results
  • Skia, the graphic library, enabled by default on GNU/Linux for better canvas performances
  • Tab and Shift+F10 are now also supported in Firefox customization mode


  • Fixed Jabra headset and Logitech C920 webcam audio issue; users heard a frequency distorted (i.e. “Mickey Mouse”) voice (WebRTC)
  • Improved step debugging on last line of functions


  • Removed integration with Windows Remote Access Service modem Autodial
  • Ending support for Firefox on OS X 10.6, 10.7, and 10.8


  • Deprecated Error Console, use Browser Console instead
  • Expand network requests from the console panel to view request details in line
  • Geometry editor to move absolute and fixed positioned elements
  • Tree map view in memory tool
  • WebExtensions background content scripts and background pages can now be debugged
  • WebExtensions have Content Security Policy (CSP) enforced
  • Reload add-ons from about:debugging for easy add-on development
  • Firebug theme available for Developer Tools
  • Web Crypto API is now available in Workers

Install / Update Mozilla Firefox 48.0 beta 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 add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/firefox-next

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install firefox
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