Cliqz Browser Release Notes 1.16.0 (56.0.1+1.21.0)

Blue is beautiful! With this release Cliqz gets a new blue tab bar and a beautiful panorama of the Alps as a background image. Find out more about this and other improvements we have made.

What is new?

Cliqz Blue Theme and New Background Picture. If you’d like to add a little more color to your browsing experience, you now have the option to make the tab bar blue. This also adds contrast as the active tab is highlighted in white. A mountain panorama of the Alps as background picture on new tabs completes the new colorful look. Both new features are activated by default to bring them to our users’ attention, unless you have previously set a different background image. Of course, you can change the color of the tab bar and the background image at any time in the Cliqz Tab settings menu. Learn more about the Cliqz Tab settings.

French Media News. French speakers can now choose to have French news on their Cliqz Tab. This option can be activated in the Cliqz Tab settings menu.

Search Dropdown: Link to more related Results in Browser History. Searching for something and want to see all the related results in your browser history? This is even easier now: a link ‘Show results found in history’ takes you to the full history results, pre-filtered by all elements that match the query.

What is better?

Update to Firefox 56.0.1. The Firefox updates to versions 56.0 and 56.0.1 add a list of fixes and improvements to Cliqz. Among other changes, there is an updated Preferences menu:

  • Added search tool so users can find a specific setting quickly
  • Reorganized preferences so users can more easily scan settings
  • Rewrote descriptions so users can better understand choices and how they affect browsing
  • Revised data collection choices

History Interface. We continue working on our History interface (accessible from Cliqz Tab) to add stability and multiple further improvements.

Video Downloader Button is moved inside the URL Bar. In the Cliqz browser, you can download videos from to your computer or send them to your mobile device. To help you find the Video Downloader button more easily, we moved it into the URL bar. It will appear there once a YouTube video page is opened. As before, clicking on the button will show you the download formats available for the respective video and the possibility to send the video to your mobile. Learn more about this feature.

What is fixed?

macOS High Sierra Issues. Users who updated to macOS 10.13 High Sierra experienced UI issues in the Cliqz Browser. For example, Title Bar buttons (close, zoom and maximize buttons) were missing in the browser. This has been fixed.

Missing Complementary Search Engines. Some of the default complementary search engines were no longer available for some users after the previous update. This has been fixed. The missing search engines should appear in the list and be available for the users again.

Text on the pinned Tabs. Your pinned tabs look neat and tidy again – we removed the text that was shown next to the favicon on the pinned tab.

Close Button on the opened Tabs. The close button was disappearing from the opened inactive tabs when there was still enough space to show it. This forced users to activate a tab first in order to close it. This has been fixed.

We hope you enjoy your Blue Browser. Please let us know if you have any questions or feedback.