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  1. mood

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    Thanks guys. I have no clue what that is.

    So is it even worth running?

    EDIT: Maybe not, just had a BSOD using it.
     
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    Waterfox v56.2.7 Released (January 30, 2019)
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    Waterfox v56.2.7.1 Released (February 2, 2019)
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    Waterfox v56.2.8 Released (March 14, 2019)
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    Waterfox v56.2.9 Released (April 19, 2019)
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    What you need to know about add-ons in Waterfox 68
    May 6, 2019
    https://www.ghacks.net/2019/05/06/what-you-need-to-know-about-add-ons-in-waterfox-68/
     
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    Waterfox v56.2.10 Released (May 17, 2019)
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    What’s new in Waterfox 56.2.10?
    • Latest security fixes up to Firefox ESR 60.7
    • Added new Mozilla certificates to be able to install add-ons from AMO again
    • Waterfox now identifies as Waterfox once again!
      • This fixes issues with repeat CAPTCHAs, hooray!
      • Websites that require a vanilla Firefox user agent will get one, so far: web.whatsapp.com, amazon.*, netflix.com, chase.com. Please request if a website you visit doesn’t recognise the Waterfox user agent.
      • This should stop YouTube from doing A/B tests that break on Waterfox.
    ⚠️ PLEASE delete your browser cache, this will resolve a lot of website issues faced recently.

    The first Alpha version for v68 has also been released:
     
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    Waterfox v56.2.11 Released (June 18, 2019)
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    What’s new in Waterfox 56.2.11?
    • Security fix for CVE-2019-11707.
    • Fixed issues that prevented themes from AMO installing.
    • Added some more overrides for popular websites.
    • Fixed issues where the Gecko Media Plugins were not downloading, preventing websites that required DRM such as Netflix from working.
    • Enabled support for JavaScript modules.
    ⚠️ If you find that websites are not working properly after upgrading, PLEASE delete your browser cache, this will resolve a lot of website issues.

    (Another) New Waterfox Logo
    Unfortunately Waterfox has been required to change its logo. The new logo harks back to previous Waterfox designs and encompasses everything that Waterfox is. Feedback from previous logos has also been taken into consideration and should be much more appealing to everyone. Enjoy!

    Waterfox for Android
    You can now install the latest version of Waterfox for Android from the Google Play store.

    Website Changes

    There have been some behind-the-scenes changes to the Waterfox website. A big one is the removal of Google Analytics! The comment system has also moved away from Disqus to Commento, a privacy-focused commenting system.
     
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    Waterfox v56.2.12 Released (July 10, 2019)
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    Waterfox v56.2.13 Released (August 19, 2019)
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    What’s new in Waterfox 56.2.13?
    • Updated Gecko Media Plugin components
      • Waterfox now supports the latest version of the Widevine CDM (v10). This should last for a while until Google sunsets this version.
      • A few memory leaks were fixed due to this upgrade
    • Upgraded from Widevine CDM 1.4.9.1088 to Widevine CDM 4.10.1440.19
    • Upgraded from OpenH264 1.6 to OpenH264 1.8.1
      • This should result in less crashing and better performance
    • Support filtering streaming response data via webRequest API (Thanks to hawkeye116477)
    • Support access keys in extension menus (Thanks to ChiaYen Kan)
    • User agent overrides are now much easier to add - with the options to have an automatic updating list depending on how users feel about this.
    ⚠️ PLEASE READ IF USING NETFLIX OR SIMILAR
    • If upgrading from previous versions of Waterfox, you will be asked to re-enable DRM. After re-enabling, if videos with DRM do not work please restart Waterfox and videos should start to work again.
     
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    Waterfox v56.2.14 Released (September 3, 2019)
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    What’s new in Waterfox 56.2.14?
    This a security release, which brings Waterfox inline with security patches from ESR 60.9

    ⚠️ PLEASE READ IF USING NETFLIX OR SIMILAR
    • If upgrading from previous versions of Waterfox, you will be asked to re-enable DRM. After re-enabling, please allow time for the new plugins to update. You may need to restart Waterfox after the new plugins have been installed to get DRM to work. You can verify your plugins by entering about:plugins in the address bar.
     
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    Something went wrong with this new release.
    After downloading, unpacking and launching the Windows Portable 56.2.14, it tells me that it is version 56.2.12 and it updates to version 56.2.13. :rolleyes:
     
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    After updating through the internal updater Waterfox claims to be v.56.2.14.
    However, Waterfox.exe shows still v.56.2.13.
    This update announced by MrAlex seems to be so far "fake news".
    Hopefully it will be fixed sooner or later.
     
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    Waterfox 2019.10 Released (October 15, 2019)
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    What’s new in Waterfox 2019.10?

    Waterfox Classic
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    • Various website rending issues fixed. (Thanks to hawkeye116477)
    • Various media libraries updated, including added support for AV1. (Thanks to hawkeye116477)
    • Various config updates. (Thanks to Peacock365)
    • Launch crashes fixed on macOS < 10.11. Other crashes still remain.
    Waterfox Current
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    • Various config updates. (Thanks to Peacock365)
    ⚠️ PLEASE READ IF USING NETFLIX OR SIMILAR
    • If upgrading from previous versions of Waterfox, you will be asked to re-enable DRM. After re-enabling, please allow time for the new plugins to update. You may need to restart Waterfox after the new plugins have been installed to get DRM to work. You can verify your plugins by entering about:plugins in the address bar.
     
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    The new release is now available for download
     
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    Waterfox development splits into Classic and Current branches
    October 25, 2019
    https://www.ghacks.net/2019/10/25/waterfox-development-splits-into-classic-and-current-branches/
     
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    Clasic means one foot in the grave to all intents and purposes..why use the current waterfox over firefox.
     
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    Waterfox 2019.12 Released (December 9, 2019)
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    What’s new in Waterfox 2019.12?

    Waterfox Classic

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    • User agent overrides restored for Linux.
    • New features:
      • Restart button in PanelUI and Menu
      • Copy current tab URL
      • Copy all tab URLs
      • New advanced preferences in “Features” tab
      • Add settings for blocking notifications and exceptions
    • Containers support enabled
    • Emoji updated
    • Storage API enabled
    • Security patches
    Waterfox Current
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    • Update coming soon
     
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    Agreed. The only reason I ever used Waterfox or Pale Moon was for the 64 bit version that Firefox once claimed they were never going to release. Now that it exists using something with likely outdated code seems more dangerous than anything else.
     
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    I tried Waterfox hoping it would run lighter than 64-bit Firefox, but I found that a recent Waterfox used about twice as much RAM. (I only have 4 GB.)
     
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    Waterfox 2020.01 Released (January 10, 2020)
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    Waterfox 2020.01.1 Released (January 2020)
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    What’s new in Waterfox 2020.01.1
    Waterfox Classic
    • Fixed library requirements on Linux
    • Various media library updates
    • Added DNS resolution to webextensions api
    Waterfox Current
    • Fixed ability to add add-ons via AMO
    • Fixed graphical issues on macOS
    • Added StartPage as an option

    Note: Updated Changelog for 2020.01 (#99):

    What’s new in Waterfox 2020.01?
    Release notes will be further updated after wide release of security updates.

    Waterfox Classic
    • Various security fixes (one exploited in the wild)
    • Updated timezone data for internationalization functions
    • Enabled unprefixed Fullscreen API
    • Various website rending issues fixed (Kinguin, Intel, Epic Games and others)
    • Fixed problems related with uBO html filters -Updated en-US dictionary
    Waterfox Current
    • Very important security patches
    • Enabled containers
    • Enabled playback of encrypted VP9 video in fMP4 container
    • Disabled establishing connection to links the mouse hovers over
    • Enabled user profile customizations and SVG properties
    • New features:
      • Restart button in PanelUI and Menu
      • Copy current tab URL
      • Copy all tab URLs
    • Added settings for disabling loading images automatically and exceptions
    • Added settings for disabling JavaScript with exceptions and advanced settings
    • Added new privacy settings
    • Added possibility to hide and show Status Bar or Status Info Overlay
    • Added possibility to change Tab Bar, Bookmarks Toolbar and Window Controls position
    • Added optional to enable an all-new settings layout
    • Added support for new emoji in Unicode/Emoji 12
    • Added possibility to set browser’s logo as menu icon
     
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