Mozilla is releasing a new Firefox version to the stable branch. Firefox 80 is notable for having a new blocklist of add-ons, improved security, and the ability to set it as the default PDF viewer on Windows.
What's new in Firefox 80
Firefox includes a special list of extensions which are blocked by default. It includes problematic extensions and malicious add-ons that may affect your Firefox browsing in a bad way.
The updated blocklist in Firefox 80 requires less time to load and parse. Mozilla has documented it here.
It is now possible to disable or enable the security warning when some information is submitted from an insecure page (HTTP) to a secure context. The browser includes an about:config option for that, named
- Animations are reduced for users with reduced motion settings.
- The number of Alt-Tab previews was increased from 6 to 7.
The built-in PDF reader in Firefox can now be registered as your default PDF viewer in Windows. It is now possible to make the browser handling PDF files. It is worth mentioning that I have such option starting in Firefox 77.
To get the browser, visit the following link:
You will see a number of folders. Click on one of the following folders:
- win32 - Firefox 32-bit for Windows
- win64 - Firefox 64-bit for Windows
- linux-i686 - Firefox for 32-bit Linux
- linux-x86_64 - Firefox for 64-bit Linux
- mac - Firefox for macOS
Each folder has subfolders organized by the browser's language. Click on the desired language and download the installer.
Thanks to Ghacks and Milan.