Firefox 94 released with fancy Colorways themes

Mozilla today updated the stable branch of the Firefox browser with a new version. Firefox 94 released, bringing much anticipated Colorways themes to everyone. Besides the new themes, there are background updates, improvements to Site Isolation, a Firefox Multi-Account Containers extension with Mozilla VPN integration, and more.

Firefox 94

What's new in Firefox 94

Colorways themes

If you do not like the default color palette in Firefox, you will be glad to know that Firefox 94 offers you several colorful themes named "Colorways".

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Firefox 94 Colorways

Firefox 94 Colorways 2

You can pick one right on the greetings page after upgrading the browser. Later, you can visit the themes page and pick the one you like. Overall, Firefox 94 offers 18 different "Colorway" themes.

Background updates

On Windows, the browser will download and install updates in the background when it is not running. there will now be fewer interruptions because Firefox won’t prompt you for updates. Instead, a background agent will download and install updates even if Firefox is closed. You can disable the background updates feature as described here.

Site Isolation

Firefox now includes Site Isolation to protect users against side-channel attacks such as Spectre.

Unload tabs without closing them

A new feature in Firefox 94 is the ability to unload tabs on demand. Open a new tab and type about:unloads into the address bar, then hit Enter.

This will opens the built-in Unloads page. There, you will find an "Upload" button above the list of tabs. The tabs are sorted by the least recently used criteria. Clicking the button will unload one of them.

Firefox 94 Tab Unloading

Once you switch to the unloaded tab, the browser will reload its contents.

Other changes

  • Mozilla is rolling out the Firefox Multi-Account Containers extension with Mozilla VPN integration. This lets you use a different server location for each container. If you are not familiar with Firefox Multi-Account Containers, check out this post.
  • On Windows, Firefox no longer warns you by default when you exit the browser or close a window using a menu, button, or three-key command.  You can restore the previous behavior and enable exit confirmation in the browser settings.
  • Firefox macOS now uses Apple's low power mode for fullscreen video on YouTube and Twitch to extend battery life.
  • Finally, Firefox now supports the new Snap Layouts menus when running on Windows 11. No fix required any longer.

You can learn more about the changes by visiting the official website. There you will also find the download links for each supported platform.

For alternative downloads, head over the the following link:

Download Firefox

In the file listing, you'll find the following subfolders.

  • win32 - Firefox 32-bit for Windows
  • win64 - Firefox 64-bit for Windows
  • linux-i686 - Firefox for 32-bit Linux
  • linux-x86_64 - Firefox for 64-bit Linux
  • mac - Firefox for macOS

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer from Russia who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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