Mozilla Foundation continues to purge lots of different features of its browser in an effort to refresh the appearance of Firefox. Aside from a big redesign, codenamed "Proton UI," Firefox 89 will bring some changes to the address bar.
Here's how to restore the View Image entry in Firefox right click menu for images.
In Firefox 88, Mozilla has silently removed a number of context menu entries. Speaking of the View Image option, it has been replaced with an "open image in a new tab" entry. The team behind the browser assumes that most users will be happy with the new item that opens the image you right-click on in a new tab. However, some users prefer the old behavior of the browser with the ability to open images in the current tab.
Yesterday, Mozilla released a new version of the Firefox browser. Firefox 88 is now available in the stable branch, with a number of improvements and changes. We covered the official change log, however, there is a change in the browser that was not announced and was left behind the scenes.
Firefox 88 is already here, and you can download this new version of the popular browser. In a few hours the update will be rolled out to existing app users. The release is relatively minor. It includes mostly general improvements and security fixes. There are also a few notable visual changes.
FTP (File Transfer Protocol) follows Adobe Flash on being kicked out of modern browsers. Mozilla Foundation announced the upcoming removal of this ancient protocol in Firefox 88 and Firefox 90.
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.