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Waterfox 2022.01 Classic / G4.0.6 (4th Generation )

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Waterfox 2022.01 Classic / G4.0.6 (4th Generation )

Waterfox is a high performance browser based on the Mozilla Firefox source code. This code is taken and compiled to run specifically for 64-Bit Windows computers.

To make Waterfox stand out a bit more, it’s compiled with optimizations. Therefore that it will run more efficiently and faster than just compiling Mozilla Firefox as a 64-Bit program.

Waterfox focuses on giving users choice while also helping make the world a better place. It is partners with Ecosia, a search engine that plants trees with its generated revenues. The browser itself is focused on power users, which lets you make the important decisions.

There is no plugin whitelist, you can run whichever extensions you like and absolutely no data or telemetry will be send back to Mozilla or the Waterfox project.

This web browser is based on the current stable Firefox build, which means it functions in exactly the same way. Aside from its name on the menu at the top of the main window, there’s nothing to differentiate it from Firefox. Waterfox shares your Firefox settings, so should you come to uninstall it. Don’t select the option to delete all personal information if you’re still using Firefox. And your add-ons and extensions work on any version of Firefox, on any platform!

Waterfox Features:

  • Browse faster. Start faster, tab hop quicker, get more done.
  • Customize your browser. Personalize Waterfox with everything from themes to privacy tools.
  • Your favorite add-ons and extensions. Adblock, Ublock, LastPass and thousands more.
  • Sync between devices. Get your tabs, logins and history on the go.
  • Traveling Tabs. View open tabs on any device.
  • Waterfox for Android. Our most customizable application for Android yet.
  • Balanced memory usage. Browse smoothly and leave plenty of memory for your computer programs.
  • Better bookmarks. Quickly save and organize your favorite sites.
  • More private. We don’t sell access to your online data. Period.
  • No data collection. We have no need for your data, so you can browse freely.
  • More powerful Private Browsing. More protection than Incognito mode or InPrivate.
  • Ad tracker blocking. The Private Browsing module blocks ads with trackers.
  • Password Manager. Forget the reset. Save passwords and logins quickly.

What’s new in Waterfox G4.0.6 – 4th Generation

  • Added default items to the status bar when enabled.
  • You can now toggle text contrast on the status bar in about:preferences → General → Language and Appearance → Status Bar.
  • Fixed: Importing data from other browsers now works once again. (`File → Import From Another Browser)

What’s new in Waterfox G4.0.5.1 – 4th Generation

New

  • Added an option to about:preferences to prevent pinned tabs shrinking to icon size.
  • Added options to about:preferences to allow new tabs to be opened after all existing tabs.

Fixed

  • Google, Startpage and Yahoo! search suggestions should now display again.
  • bloomberg.com should no longer display an out of date browser warning.
  • White bar no longer visible at the bottom of the window when using light themes.
  • More AVIF image types are now supported, which fixes issues of images not rendering on websites such as The Daily Mail.
  • G4.0.5.1: Tabs toolbar and status bar will now be appropriately coloured when tabs toolbar set to bottom display with a dark theme.
  • G4.0.5.1: Tabs toolbar set to bottom display will now collapse correctly when entering DOM fullscreen mode (e.g. fullscreen video).
  • G4.0.5.1: Widget text in the status bar will be coloured correctly with dark themes.

Changed

  • The default Lepton theme has been upgraded to its latest version, with improved visual changes.
  • The Firefox themes are now more identifiable by name.
  • The Firefox Modern Dynamic theme has now also been added.

What’s new in Waterfox G4.0.4 – 4th Generation

Fixed

  • Widevine has been updated to 4.10.2391.0 which should fix issues playing DRM protected content.

Changed

  • You can view the commit Waterfox was built on at about:buildconfig.
  • Contrast has increased on Australis Light theme, to better differentiate tabs.
  • The way tab positioning and various other Waterfox features have been implemented has been improved.
  • Updated to Gecko 91.4.0, which includes various security patches.

What’s new in Waterfox G4.0.3.1 – 4th Generation

What’s new in Waterfox G4.0.3 – 4th Generation

What’s new in Waterfox G4.0.2.1 – 4th Generation


What’s new in Waterfox 2021.10:

  • Updated RegExp engine, with resulting perfomance improvement in JavaScript.
  • Fixed crashes for users on newer Linux distributions.
  • Fixed issues some users had when building Classic.
  • TLS 1.3 compatibility mode is now enabled by default

What’s new in Waterfox 2021.09:

NEW

  • Enable V8 RegExp
  • Add toggling of scrollbar preferences
    • Available in “about:preferences > Content > Srollbars`

Homepage – https://www.waterfoxproject.org

Supported Operating Systems:

  • Windows 8, 8.1, 10, 11 (64-bit).
  • macOS 10.12 Intel and above
  • macOS 11 ARM and above
  • Linux kernel 5.4 and  above

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10 Comments on Waterfox 2022.01 Classic / G4.0.6 (4th Generation )

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    KenEzthex

    You have to try Cyberfox instead! It's 64-bit too but with optimized for different CPU brands (Intel and AMD) go to https://www.softexia.com/windows/web-browsers/cyberfox for more information. In my opinion, Cyberfox it's cloned from firefox nearly 99% but use own profile!

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    kaljukass

    In fact, the Waterfox is only one bunch of failures. And this - Version 30.0 is only a draft. The latest is still 28.0. And almost nothing not working properly in version 30.0. A complete preform.

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    soundping

    Waterfox 26.0 is very stable on Win7 64bit. All extensions are working even ABE 2.0.9 .

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    sportfootbol

    best browser ...just does not work Facebook video call.......

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    LymphNodes

    Firefox started quiting on me, all the time 10.2. So now I use Pale moon as 32 bit, and Waterfox 64 bit. Waterfox is running real good now

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    LymphNodes

    For 64-bit I like Pale Moon

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    hclarkjr

    for me firefox 10 and waterfox 10 were about the same speed wise both in benchamrks and browsing the internet

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    arsenalz

    Midnight, I know about that. I'm wanting to say: Waterfox 64 bits is being the best of all of the browsers. Is everything that I wanted to say! Waterfox is must!

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    arsenalz

    I'm impressed . Faster than Chrome. I really enjoyed and has migrated to the Waterfox . Finally a 64 bit Mozilla, very good!

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    Midnight

    @arsenalz - This is not Mozilla, but like Palemoon, is a Firefox clone. Difference is, Waterfox 8.01 is 64 bit only! Firefox will soon be released in 64 bit (Version 10) and will be better than this and Palemoon