Firefox will only support Windows 7/8/8.1 until September 2024

Mozilla has finally named the end of support date for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. Firefox 115 will be the last version to support these OSes. With it, the company will move its users to the ESR branch, that will receive security updates until September 2024. There will no longer be any updates for the unsupported OS users after that time.

Firefox 113 stable significantly improves PiP mode and AV1 support

Mozilla has updated the stable branch of Firefox with version 113. The release is notable for Picture-in-Picture enhancements. Also, AV1 format implementation now supports animations (AVIS). Another interesting change is the improved password generator that now adds special characters by default. And much more.

Firefox 112 allows you to close tabs with middle-click in tab list, adds password reveal, and more

Mozilla, the company behind the Firefox browser, has released two new versions of the browser - Firefox 112 Stable and Firefox 102.10 ESR. These new versions will bring new features, updates, and fixes to enhance the user experience and address security issues.

Firefox will support Windows 7 and 8.1 until 2024 via the ESR channel

Mozilla is about support for Firefox on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 until at least Q3 of 2024. This will ensure that users of these operating systems can continue to benefit from security updates and bug fixes for Firefox, which are essential for maintaining security and functionality.

Firefox 111 is out with email input mask support in Firefox Relay

Firefox 111 stable is out with several improvements. It is a minor release so it doesn’t bring with it drastic changes. On Desktop, you will find input mask support for temporary email addresses in Firefox Relay. On Android, Firefox 111 includes a built-in PDF viewer. There are also plenty of changes for developers. Besides, it includes fixes for 20 vulnerabilities, with 14 of them having high impact.

Mozilla has silently removed the Bypass Paywalls Clean add-on from AMO

Without a notification in advance, Mozilla has removed the popular Bypass Paywalls Clean extension for Firefox from the (AMO) catalog. As per extension's developer, the removal happened due to a DMCA claim. This makes impossible to restore the add-on in AMO in the future.

Cloudflare: Firefox has 5.9% share on the browser market

According to Cloudflare Radar, Firefox's share rose to 5.9%, showing an increase of 0.1% in the last 7 days and 0.11% in a month. The share of Chrome is 30.3%, Chrome Mobile - 26.7%, Mobile Safari - 11.1%, Chrome Mobile Webview - 6.1%, Edge - 4.7%, Facebook - 3.4%, Safari - 3.4%. These values are much different from Statcounter, which currently shows Firefox's share is declining to 3%.

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