Mozilla is releasing Firefox 71, a new version of the popular web browser. This release is going to be the last major release in 2019. We will see Firefox 72 in 2020. Version 71 is notable for a new UI of about:config, picture-in-picture mode enabled, along with new kiosk mode.
How to enable DNS over HTTPS in Firefox
DNS-over-HTTPS is a relatively young web protocol, implement about two years ago. It is intended to increase user privacy and security by preventing eavesdropping and manipulation of DNS data by man-in-the-middle attacks by using the HTTPS protocol to encrypt the data between the DoH client and the DoH-based DNS resolver. Here is how you can enable it in Mozilla Firefox.
How to Remove What's New Gift Box Icon From Firefox Toolbar and Menu
Starting in Firefox 70, the browser shows a new icon in the toolbar and in the main menu. Named simply 'What's new', it has a gift box icon and opens a pane that contains a brief overview of the key changes included to the current release of the browser. If you are not happy to see it, it can be quickly disabled.
How to Restore Green HTTPS Icon in Firefox 70
One of the changes introduced in Firefox 70 is the gray HTTPS lock icon which replaced the green icon used in previous browser versions. If you are not happy with this change, you can restore the green lock icon. There is a hidden option for that.
Mozilla is releasing a new version of their popular Firefox browser to the stable branch. Firefox 70 is now available, bringing WebRender to a larger number of users, comes with privacy and safety enhancements, and user interface improvements, including a new logo, a geolocation indicator, native (system) dark theme support for internal pages on Windows, and much more.
Mozilla is working on a page translation feature, similar to the one in Google Chrome. If you are a Firefox user, soon you will be able to right-click on a page in Firefox and translate it to your native language.
Firefox users know that currently Mozilla releases a new stable version of the browser every 6 to 8 weeks. This established release cycle will be changed soon. After two upcoming versions, Mozilla will issue new Firefox versions even more frequently.
Mozilla relaunches the Firefox Test Pilot program, which was previously suspended in January 2019. A new feature the company is currently testing is 'Firefox Private Network', a private proxy service powered by Cloudflare.
How to Disable or Enable Content Blocking for Individual Sites in Firefox
Starting in Firefox 69, the browser comes with the content blocking feature enabled by default. This is implemented as a set of options that protect users from online threats and tracking. The protection works transparently by excluding certain page elements and scripts. This makes the page content load faster, but can affect the web site's functionality.
How to Enable Loading of userChrome.css and userContent.css in Firefox
Starting in Firefox 69, the browser does not load userChrome.css or userContent.css by default. Users who use these files to tweak and customize their Firefox may want to re-enable them. Thankfully, it is easily can be done. There is a special option you need to turn on the about:config page.