Firefox 126 released with privacy and performance improvements

Firefox 126 is now available to users of the stable version of the browser. It finally brings the ability to copy links without site tracking parameters to the stable branch. Also, it improves performance, supports zstd compression, and adds hardware acceleration for AV1 on Macs with M3. Continue reading "Firefox 126 released with privacy and performance improvements"

Firefox will protect you from tracking via URL redirect

A new feature is coming to Firefox 127, that will protect users from a specific tracking method. Some websites use a chain of links with redirect one to another to build a map of user clicks. They also can set cookies and use other extra additions to generate the full view of your online activity. Firefox will fight them. Continue reading "Firefox will protect you from tracking via URL redirect"

Firefox 125 released, improves AV1, PDF viewer and Firefox View, adds URL detection in clipboard

On April 16, 2024, the stable version of Firefox 125 was released with support for the AV1 codec with Encrypted Media Extensions (EME), the ability to highlight text in PDF files, and more conveniently paste URLs into the address bar from the clipboard. Mozilla has published browser builds for Windows, Linux and macOS.

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Firefox is testing vertical tabs, containers, and selected text translation

Firefox Nightly now comes with several new features. First of all, it allows translating a selected text block without translating the web page entirely. It also brings native support for isolated sessions (container tabs) and  vertical tab layout. Continue reading "Firefox is testing vertical tabs, containers, and selected text translation"

Firefox 124 released with PDF and Firefox View improvements

Mozilla Firefox 124 is now available in the stable branch, featuring several improvements to various browser features. You can now sort the contents of the Firefox View page, and it no longer exposes your bookmarks by default. The inbox PDF viewer allows selecting the text using keyboard only. And much more. There is also an update to its ESR counterpart to version 115.9.0, along with Firefox  125 in the Beta channel (will be released on April 16). Continue reading "Firefox 124 released with PDF and Firefox View improvements"

Firefox 123 improves Firefox View, adds thumbnails for tabs, more

The Firefox 123 web browser is now available. Along with it, Mozilla releases version 115.8.0, a long-term support branch update. Firefox 124 now enters the beta testing stage, the release of which is scheduled for March 19. Continue reading "Firefox 123 improves Firefox View, adds thumbnails for tabs, more"

Firefox is getting tab previews, here is how to enable them

You can now enable tab previews in Firefox, so when you hover over a tab, its preview thumbnail will appear as a tip card. The feature is already available in the Firefox browser's nightly builds.

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Mozilla has announced a new paid Monitor Plus service

The famous browser maker has announced a new Mozilla Monitor Plus service. It expands the free Mozilla Monitor service with a paid option that allows you to continuously monitor attempts to sell personal data. It is also able to automatically send requests to remove user information from the sites of brokers trying to sell personal data. The service monitors more than 190 sites that sell personal data, including information such as full names, telephone numbers, residential addresses, information about relatives and children, and criminal records. As initial data for monitoring, you are asked to enter your first and last name, city of residence, date of birth and email.

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