Firefox 81 is now available with the new Alpenglow theme

Mozilla is releasing a new Firefox version to the stable branch. Firefox 81 is a minor release that features general improvements and a small number of new features. However, starting with this release, the browser has a new default theme.

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Firefox 81 comes with a new Alpenglow theme, that is also known as "Radiance". It is also available on Mozilla Add-ons web site, so users will able to install and remove it.

Firefox New AlpenGlow Theme Radiance

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The theme is pretty and colorful, and consists of mostly the purple and orange colors.

Firefox 81 promotes the new theme over existing users via the about:addons,  andabout:welcome pages, and in the Customize page when you open any of them.

What's new in Firefox 81

  • The above theme.
  • If an installed extension has control over the "Ask to save logins and passwords for websites" setting. you will see this in Settings > Privacy > Logins and Passwords.
  • Media controls now support hardware media buttons, so you can play and pause a video from your keyboard.
  • The updated appearance of the PDF viewer feature.
  • Firefox supports AcroForm, which will soon allow you to fill in, print, and save supported PDF forms.
  • Pocket recommendations are enabled for Austria, Belgium and Switzerland users with the German browser language.
  • New icons in the PiP flyout.
  • The browser supports opening XML, SVG and WEBP files from a local storage.
  • A number of bugfixes and accessibility improvements.

Fixes

  • Various security fixes.
  • Fixed a bug for users of language packs where the default language was reset to English after Firefox updates.
  • Browser native HTML5 audio/video controls received several important accessibility fixes:
    • Audio/video controls remain accessible to screen readers even when they are temporarily hidden visually.
    • Audio/video elapsed and total time are now accessible to screen readers where they weren't previously.
    • Various unlabelled controls are now labelled making them identifiable to screen readers.
    • Screen readers no longer intrusively report progress information unless the user requests it.

You can get the browser here:

Firefox 81

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