Version 63 of Firefox brings Enhanced tracking protection, dark mode support, and more

about 3 years ago by IanDorfman

Mozilla today released version 63 of its flagship Firefox web browser to its stable release channel. This release brings several enhancements and features, most notably Enhanced Tracking Protection and support for Windows 10's dark mode and Siri Shortcuts on iOS 12.

Enhanced Tracking Protection in Small Mozilla Firefox iconMozilla Firefox version 63 is off by default, but can easily be enabled in Options/Preferences -> Privacy & Security. As some site layouts and embedded content depend on elements that Enhanced Tracking Protection can potentially block, there will be an option to disable it on an individual site-by-site basis as well. The primary goal of Enhanced Tracking Protection is to, according to Nick Nguyen at Mozilla, "effectively block the most common form of cross-site tracking."

Other notable additions to this latest stable release of Firefox include support for Small Windows 10 iconWindows 10 users that have selected dark mode as the default app mode in their Windows Settings. Firefox will now match users that have selected this mode with a darker home page and user interface. Additionally, Small iOS iconiOS 12 users will be able to open a new tab in Firefox using Small Siri Shortcuts iconSiri Shortcuts voice commands, with more voice commands coming in the future.

Further coverage:
Mozilla Blog
Ars Technica
gHacks Tech News
The Next Web
The Verge

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