Mozilla Foundation has decided to take action against sites that abuse the option to send pop-up notifications to users’ devices, displaying insistent subscription requests to all visitors. Therefore, the new Firefox 59 update comes with notification pop-ups blocker with new changes.
Firefox 59 Update new changes
- The unified search bar displays predefined suggestions before those from the navigation history;
- Support for decentralized online protocols;
- The “referrer value” data is now removed in Private Browsing mode;
- Improved loading speeds;
- The German users can choose their own search engine, Ecosia, while the French ones can opt their Qwant search engine;
- The screen capture is now simpler by the direct screenshot tool that has been implemented in the new Firefox 59 update;
- Notifications pop-ups blocker;
Firefox 59 update comes with notification pop-ups blocker
The notifications pop-ups have been introduced for some time now and are designed to make sites’ visitors grant access for the sites to publish in-browser notifications when new content is available, so the visitors to come back to the sites.
Released a few days ago, Firefox 59 update implemented a feature that allows users to choose whether to accept notification pop-ups or not from a list of sites that are trustworthy.
Thus, when users choose not to get notification pop-ups, the pop-ups alerts will be hidden automatically since the first visit to a site until the user chooses otherwise.
From now on, Firefox 59 update users will be able to activate the notification pop-ups blocker under “Privacy & Security” in the configuration menu.
How to download and install the new Firefox 59
Those who already use Mozilla Firefox don’t have to anything because they’ll automatically get the new Firefox 59 update.
However, if you’re not a Mozilla Firefox use but you’d like to take advantage of increased loading speeds and the Firefox 59 notification pop-ups blocker, you can download it from here for Windows, Android, or iOS.