Firefox 44 launches with push notifications after you close it

Firefox has been updated to version 44, and inside are some substantial improvements to notifications and developer tools. And more, of course.

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Published Tue, Jan 26 2016 6:52 PM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

The latest Firefox build, now up to 44, can give you push notifications even after you close the browser. They've also removed support for the RC4 encryption cipher and added some very powerful, and easy to use, developer tools.

Firefox 44 launches with push notifications after you close it | TweakTown.com

The push notification feature lets you receive all notifications from any website that you give permission to, and if it's not loaded in a tab you'll still get the notification through Firefox itself. Mozilla says it's a useful feature for getting dynamic updates about weather and even your social network feed.

They've also stopped support for the aging RC4 cipher that's used for HTTPS connections. It was originally designed in 1987 and is incredibly weak by today's standards. It doesn't take long to crack a this cipher with today's compute power. So if a website uses that as their method of connection, then you'll get a warning page and you won't be able to connect. Modern SSL certificates don't make use of that anyway, so it shouldn't be too much of an issue. And those developer tools? Very slick.

Now there are visual tools for creating a layout of a webpage You can also use a easy to use GUI to view and edit CSS animations. It's all so simple, yet so complex underneath. And it lets you do so much with it. All of the changes in the new version are located right here, for your enjoyment.

Jeff grew up in the Pacific Northwest where he fell in love with gaming and building his own PC’s. He's a huge fan of any genre of gaming from RTS to FPS, but especially favors space-sims. Now he's stepped into the adult world by becoming a professional student looking to break into the IT Security world. When he’s not deep in his studies, he’s deep in a new game, revisiting an old game, or testing the extreme limits of his own PC. He's now a news contributor for TweakTown, looking to bring a unique view on technology and gaming.

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