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53.0a2

Firefox Developer Edition

January 27, 2017

Version 53.0a2, first offered to Firefox Developer Edition channel users on January 27, 2017

For more information about Developer Edition please see this MDN article.

New

  • New installs on Win7+ 64 bit OS now default to 64 bit Firefox

  • Lightweight themes are now applied in private browsing windows

  • The Reader Mode now displays the estimated reading time for the page

  • There are two new 'compact' themes available in Firefox, a dark and light version based on the Developer Edition theme

  • Added compositor process separation for improved graphics stability

Changed

  • Windows XP and Vista are no longer supported. XP and Vista users running Firefox 52 will continue to receive security updates for another year.

  • Media playback on new tabs is blocked until the tab is visible

  • Shortened titles on tabs are faded out instead of using ellipsis for improved readability

  • Refresh of the media controls user interface

  • Ended Firefox Linux support for processors older than Pentium 4 and AMD Opteron

  • Select menus offer an inline search when the menus are over 40 items

  • Process separation (e10s) now supported on Windows 10 touch screen devices and systems with accessibility tools installed

Developer

Developer Information

  • 32-bit Mac OS X is no longer supported. Firefox is now a 64-bit only Mac OS X application and has a smaller update size compared to the Firefox 52 Universal build.