Mozilla Firefox 104.0.1 addresses an issue with YouTube video playback that was affecting some users. Existing browser users will receive it automatically using the built-in upgrade mechanism. The updated version is also available on the official website for download.
Mozilla has released a new Firefox version 104. Additionally, the ESR branches have been updated to builds 91.13.0 and 102.2.0. Finally, Firefox 105 is now available in the Beta channel. Firefox 104 is notable for several optimizations made to its power efficiency, it includes Quick Actions, annotations in the built-in PDF viewer, and more.
Mozilla Firefox will soon be able to extract text from images. The optical text recognition feature will allow you to extract text from images posted on a web page and place the recognized text to the clipboard or read it using a speech synthesizer.
Firefox is getting a toolbar button that will host all your installed extensions behind a menu. The similar idea has already implemented in Chrome and Edge, so Mozilla follows the suit.
Similar to Chrome, the Firefox browser is getting quick actions that you can perform directly from the URL bar. When you move focus in the address bar and/or start typing some keyword, Firefox will show you buttons to clear cookies, open settings, switch to a tab, and so on.
You can now set Firefox to remove trackers from URLs automatically by changing one of its settings. It will erase GET arguments known to be used for spying purpose. There are several companies on the that add such params to links, including Meta (Facebook), Yandex, and Microsoft (Bing).
Mozilla has released Firefox 102, which serves as base for the ESR version. So, the stable branch, as well as ESR are now on Firefox 102, with Firefox 103 entering Beta. The update is notable with a few UI enhancements, along with privacy and stability improvements, and 22 security fixes.
A new version of Mozilla Firefox is here. The only alternative browser these days, it brings back the classic download prompt. Now the user can again choose what to do with a downloaded file. Previously, it was set to save it directly to the 'Downloads' folder. Besides, it comes with security fixes, with no drastic changes to other areas.
One of the controversial changes in recent Firefox versions is the file auto-download behavior. By default, whether you click on a file link, the browser automatically starts downloading it and places the file into your “Downloads” folder. This is similar to how Chrome handles the downloads, and wasn’t welcomed by core Mozilla users. The browser used to be more flexible when asked what to do with the file.
Firefox 100 is now available for everyone. The first three digit version of the browser comes with several video improvements, including hardware accelerated AV1 video decoding on Windows. There is also the ability to use multiple spell checking dictionaries and auto-hiding scrollbars.