Category Archives: Firefox

Mozilla is working on improved picture-in-picture mode in Firefox

Nowadays, every modern browser has a picture-in-picture mode. It allows the user to move a video from a web page into a small always-on-top window. Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and other browsers let you also manage playback using simple media buttons, such as play/pause. About a year ago, Mozilla started working on an improved version of picture-in-picture in Firefox. The needed infrastructure is now available in Firefox Nightly, the earliest version of Firefox, where Mozilla tests new features and capabilities. Continue reading

Firefox is ditching the file download prompt

Mozilla Foundations plans to change how the Firefox browser handles downloads. The current stable version of Firefox displays a download prompt when the user attempts to download a file. The prompt lets you open the file in a specific app or save it to the default directory. Future Firefox updates will ditch this long-standing technique in favor of the idea found in Chrome, Edge, and other Chromium-based browsers. Continue reading

Mozilla is preparing a service to remove personal information from the Internet

Although Firefox is not the most popular browser, nor it offers the same compatibility level as Chrome or Edge, it is a solid alternative to mainstream Chromium-based solutions. Besides, in a world where one company adds eavesdropping APIs and another bloats its browser with cash grab features, Firefox is a breath of fresh air for privacy-minded users.

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