Mozilla is inching closer toward the release of Firefox 89 that will bring some radical UI changes. Developers have been actively working on a brand-new design since the beginning of the current year. Codenamed Proton UI, this redesign will come with Firefox 89 due to release on June 1, 2021. Previously, Mozilla planned to ship this update in mid-May, but the company changed its plans and postponed the release by two weeks to gather more feedback.
Mozilla Foundation has made some changes to its release calendar to give users more time to test the next major update. Currently, every big update goes through a four-week testing period before moving to the next branch and then to the stable channel. With Firefox 89, things are changing a bit.
The team behind the Firefox browser has changed their plans on Compact Density removal from customization options. The browser will continue to include Compact Mode, but it will be hidden by default, and tagged as "not supported" when you enable the option.
You can now enable local translator for open pages in Mozilla Firefox. Following the recently announced privacy-minded local translation feature in Vivaldi, Mozilla is adding its own page translation codenamed Project Bergamot. Unlike Google's and Microsoft's translators, the one coming soon to Firefox does not require sending any data from a client to a translation server. This means users can retain more privacy, which is a general motto for everything Mozilla Foundation does to its browser.
Mozilla has removed the screenshot option from the page actions menu, here is how to take a page screenshot in Firefox 88.
There are many significant changes in Firefox looming over the horizon. Besides the drastic UI overhaul, Mozilla is tweaking some other bits and pieces in its browser. For example, the Compact UI is going away, and access to the built-in screenshot tool is also getting removed. With the release of Firefox 88, the developers is about to remove the screenshot command from the page actions menu in the address bar.
Firefox 87 is available for download. The release focuses on privacy and usability improvements. Here are the key changes.
With Firefox 87, Mozilla is making the next privacy enhancement to its browser. From now on, the Referrer value will be shortened by default and gives less information about where the visitor to a website comes from.
After successfully shipping the Electrolysis multi-process architecture Firefox 48, Mozilla continued working on improving its implementation. Now, the developers are getting ready to ship its next iteration known as Fission or Site Isolation.
If you use Compact UI in the Firefox browser, prepare for some drastic changes in the upcoming updates. According to a post on Bugzilla – a website where Mozilla tracks bugs and Firefox changes – the organization plans to ditch Compact UI. The change should arrive with the upcoming Proton redesign, which is partially available in Firefox’s preview builds.
How to Import Passwords from CSV File in Firefox.
Firefox allows you easily export your saved logins and passwords to a CSV file. It includes the appropriate option in the Logins and Passwords tool, which is also known as Lockwise Password Manager. However, there is no import option visible by default. However, it is easy to add it there and import a CSV file to the saved login data.