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Firefox for Windows gets native WebVR support, performance bumps in latest update

Today, Mozilla is launching its latest update to Firefox for Windows and the hallmark feature is WebVR support that will enable desktop VR users to dive into web-based experiences with ease.

WebVR is a standard that allows people utilizing supported browsers the ability to click a link that takes them directly into a VR experience.

With the updated Firefox, all you have to do is click a button emblazoned with a pair of VR goggles, toss on your headset and, voila, you’re in virtual reality.

The desktop browser will just be supporting the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift today though the company tells me that mobile headsets are on their list of priorities.

Alongside WebVR support, the latest Firefox update will be bringing a number of improvements including a performance panel that allows users to set preferences in how many processes they’re running and a pipeline for restoring lots of tabs in a jiffy.

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