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  • Written by Alex Kontos
  • January 15th, 2016
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Waterfox 43.0.4 Release (Windows & Mac)

Waterfox 43.0.4 fixes crashing on Windows and updates Mac to the latest code base.

What’s new in Waterfox 43.0.4?

  • Fixed crashing that occured when a user didn’t have an exisiting Waterfox or Firefox profile.
  • Update base code for Windows & Mac releases to Firefox 43.0.4
  • Language packs are now available for download

What’s new in Waterfox 43.0.1?

  • Fixed various crashes with less aggressive optimisation flags (Removal of -Qprec-div- -Qip -Qopt-prefetch)

What’s new in Waterfox 43.0?

Updates

  • Based on 43.0.3
  • Fixed UI malformation caused by Bug 1157984
  • Enabled aggressive optimisation flags (-O3 -Qprec-div- -Qip -Qopt-prefetch -Qparallel -QaxCORE-AVX2,CORE-AVX-I,AVX,SSE4.2,SSE4.1,SSSE3 -arch:SSE3), which should bring performance back up to par!
  • Updated enabled HTML5 features
  • Added Disconnect.me and Ecosia search engines to the search engine list
  • Full support for Windows XP (including WebGL, may have to disable Hardware Acceleration)

Changed

  • Removal of 64-Bit NPAPI whitelist
  • Removal of signed extension requirement
  • Removal of Encrypted Media Extensions (DRM)
  • Removal of all Mozilla Data Reporting services (properly)

Fixed

  • Fixed low resolution icons
  • Waterfox registry entries to not use the same as Firefox (Windows Only)
  • Automatic updates for Mac now work!

As always, head to the Downloads page for the latest versions! Automatic updates delayed by 24-hours while the update files are propagated across the CDN.