The team behind the only non-Chromium based web browser has released a new version of the app. Firefox 107 performs better on Windows 11 version 22H2, allows using Power profiling on Mac and Linux, and fixes 20 vulnerabilities.
Mozilla may extend Firefox on Windows 7 and 8.1 support. The company has scheduled its end of support for January 2023, but now considering shifting the EOS date.
In Firefox 106, developers have added two new buttons to the toolbar of the browser. One of them, Firefox View, opens a built-in page with the list of recently opened tabs, tabs from your other devices, and also allows switching the theme. Another one is List all tabs that appears at the end of the tab row and opens a menu with open tabs similar to what you could see in Chrome. If you aren't happy to see any of them (or both), here is how to get rid of them.
Firefox 106 is now available for download, along with its Firefox 102.4 ESR counterpart. The new version adds Firefox View, basic PDF editing in the built-in viewer, text OCR, and a set of new Colorways themes. Also you will find small changes to the Private window that will help you better differentiate it from regular session instances.
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).