[Software Update] Mozilla Firefox 40.0 Now Available for Download

UPDATED on Aug 12, 2015: Release of Mozilla Firefox 40.0 version.

Mozilla has updated "Firefox" web browser to version 40.0. It comes with following new features and updates:

  • Optimized for Windows 10 operating system (Check this)
  • Additional protection against unwanted software downloads
  • Improved UI for Add-ons Manager or about:addons page (check UPDATE 79)
  • New suggested tiles in "New Tab" page (en-US only) (check UPDATE 68)
  • Some UI tweaks such as Blue circle animation instead of Green on tabs loading
  • Improved scrolling, graphics and video playback performance (GNU/Linux only)
  • Add-on extensions that are not signed by Mozilla will display a warning
  • Smoother animation and scrolling with hardware vsync (Windows only)
  • JPEG images use less memory when scaled and can be painted faster
  • Fixed: Kannada text does not display properly in built-in PDF viewer
  • Various security fixes
  • HTML5 improvements
  • Developer improvements

If you want to disable add-on signature check, suggested website tiles on New Tab page and automatic website blocking in Firefox, check out following tutorial:

[Firefox Tips] Disable Add-on Signature Check, Suggested Sites on New Tab, Website Blocking


You can download the new Firefox version using following link:

Download Mozilla Firefox Latest Version

Release Notes

Thanks to our reader "sebaz_ri" for the update...

PS: Mozilla was going to release a special Metro version of Firefox browser for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 with 28.0 version release but the company has stopped working on it for the moment. The decision was taken due to very less number of users of Firefox Metro beta version in comparison of Firefox Desktop beta version.

NOTE: This article is updated whenever a new version of Mozilla Firefox web browser is released. So keep checking this page regularly.

Some Useful Firefox Tips for Our Readers

If you don't like the new Australis UI and want to bring classic theme back, this tutorial will help you. The same tutorial will also help you in enabling removed features such as add-on bar, tabs on bottom, orange Firefox button etc.

Mozilla has removed "Load images automatically", "Enable JavaScript" and "Always show the tab bar" options from Preferences window, but you can get these options back in Firefox with the help of this tutorial.

Don't forget to check this hidden Easter egg "Unicorn" present in Firefox Australis UI.

If you want to read more details about new features in this new version, take a look at our exclusive Nightly update topic.

If you want to check Firefox without installing it in your system, check out its portable version.

If your favorite extensions are not working in new version, you can follow instructions given here.

Also take a look at following interesting topics about Firefox:

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