Firefox 36 Released With New Tab Page Tile Sync


The world’s most popular piece of open source web-browsing software hits version 36 with this new release. Chances are you won’t notice the upgrade since everyone uses Google Chrome*  but let’s take a look at what’s new anyway.

New Features in Firefox 36

The big key user-facing new feature in Firefox 36 is support for syncing pinned tiles on the New Tab page across desktops. This feature fixes a bug first filed back in 2012.
Pinned tiles are kept in sync across desktops (sadly mobile versions of Firefox, including Firefox OS, are excluded) using your Firefox account. It’s a nice touch for those tired of seeing different websites on their Ubuntu laptop, their Fedora workstation, Windows PC, etc.
Firefox 36 also introduces support for the HTTP/2 protocol, which “enables a faster, more scalable, and more responsive web.” Recently adopted by Google, it’s hoped that HTTP/2 will replace the HTTP 1.1 protocol in use since 1999.
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