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  • The minimum CPU requirement has now been loosened. Any x86-64 processors with support for SSE3 should now be able to run Waterfox1.
  • Various UI bug fixes.
  • Updates to the tabs sidebar.
    • Keep sidebar showing after leaving fullscreen mode.
    • Respect user’s choice for browser.tabs.insertAfterCurrent and browser.tabs.insertRelatedAfterCurrent.
  • Security fixes1.

Upcoming Changes

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  1. After extensive testing, no noticeable performance difference was observed on CPUs with SSE3 support compared to those with SSE4.1. This change aims to improve compatibility and accessibility for a wider range of users.