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Firefox 90 is here with loads of improvements for desktop and Android

Firefox is one of the few remaining browsers with its own rendering engine, as Opera, Brave, Edge, and others now utilize Google's Chromium engine. That means Mozilla can try out new improvements and rendering changes that Google might not be interested in, and as more of the browser is rewritten in the Rust programming language,...

Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla are working together on browser extensions

Browser extensions can be difficult to develop and maintain, especially for extensions that want to support more than one browser. Firefox, Edge, Opera, and others have based their extension APIs on Chrome's, but each browser adds their own changes and don't always implement Google's new APIs. Thankfully, all the major browser vendors have now agreed...

Mozilla releases Firefox 89 update with new ‘Proton’ design

Mozilla has overhauled Firefox's design a few times in the past decade, most notably with the 'Australis' look in 2014 (with the large back button and Chrome-like tabs) and the 'Photon' redesign in 2017. Firefox 89 starts rolling out today on desktop and mobile platforms, and it features yet another visual update, nicknamed 'Proton.' The latest...

Firefox 89 makes it easier to access your synced tabs

Mozilla rolled out Firefox 88 earlier this month with a host of new features and changes. The update included support for smooth pinch-zooming using a touchpad on Linux machines, print updates, and support for JavaScript embedded in PDF files. Additionally, Firefox dropped FTP support with the update. Now, Mozilla has started rolling out Firefox 89...

It seems few companies are on board with Google’s FLoC

Google recently began testing an “origin trial” in Chrome with a new piece of web technology called Federated Learning of Cohorts (FLoC), which is replacing third-party cookies. In response, DuckDuckGo, Brave, and Vivaldi have all announced that they will disable Google’s FLoC, calling it a “step in the wrong direction.” Basically, Google’s FLoC replaces third-party cookies...

Mozilla Firefox 88 drops support for FTP, complete removal set for Firefox 90

Mozilla is halting support for FTP (File Transfer Protocol) links with the release of Firefox 88. The developers had announced plans to remove the built-in FTP implementation from the browser last year. However, the plan was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. In a new blog post, Mozilla now confirms that the implementation is currently...

Firefox 87 rolls out with Smart Block and improved referrer trimming

Firefox has received a new update bumping it up to version 87. After receiving an update back in February, the new version brings two important features: Smart Block and improved referrer trimming. Firefox blocks third-party tracking scripts by default, and while it works pretty well, there are certain cases where a script is not tracked. This...

Firefox 86 adds Total Cookie Protection for improved privacy

Mozilla has declared an all-out war on web tracking, recently cracking down on supercookies with the release of Firefox 85. The company is taking it a step further with a new tool called Total Cookie Protection in Firefox 86. According to Mozilla, Total Cookie Protection stops cookies from tracking you around the web by creating a...

Firefox 85 for Android lets you play DRM content from Netflix, Amazon Prime Video

Mozilla rolled out Firefox 85 for PC and Android last week. While the update has an extensive changelog available for PC, the only change we knew about in Firefox 85 for Android was to make it easier to install extensions from addons.mozilla.org. But, as it turns out, Firefox 85 for Android includes another noteworthy change...

Mozilla drops support for desktop web apps in Firefox

Recently, Mozilla introduced Firefox 85, which added protections against “supercookies.” The update also appears to have dropped support for Site Specific Browser (SSB) functionality, which some users are very unhappy about. Mozilla actually signaled its intentions to drop support for SSB functionality weeks ago. In its bug-tracking forums, one developer said the feature has always had...

Here’s how Firefox’s “Proton” redesign will tweak the browser UI

Mozilla is working on a major redesign for its desktop Firefox browser. But before the final product is released to consumers — sometime in mid-May — we have an early glimpse of what the updated browser will look like. Code-named "Proton,” the Firefox redesign was first teased by Mozilla earlier this month. Now, the company has...

Mozilla will make it easier to install extensions in Firefox 85 for Android

Mozilla has made some notable changes to Firefox on Android over the past few months. In September of 2020, the company rolled out Firefox 79 which included a year's worth of changes to the underlying codebase. Unfortunately, the new browser build was incompatible with nearly all of the existing add-ons. Over time, the company rolled...