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Firefox 96 improves noise cancellation on calls, bookmarks on Android, and more

Firefox is one of the few web browsers left with a non-Chromium rendering engine engine, giving Mozilla the ability to try out new web features and low-level performance changes in a way that most other browsers can’t (without essentially becoming a fork, anyway). Firefox 95 rolled out last month with new security features and some...

Linux Mint strikes deal with Mozilla to keep Firefox as default web browser

Linux Mint has been one of the most popular desktop Linux distributions for years, combining an Ubuntu base with different desktop environments and built-in applications. Linux Mint 20.3 was just released last week with several new features, and now the operating system is partnering with Mozilla to keep Firefox as the default web browser. Linut Mint...

Mozilla is shutting down its password manager app, but there’s already a replacement

Mozilla first released its Firefox Lockwise mobile app in 2019, which provides a password manager-like design to the login sync functionality in Firefox. Lockwise could function as an autofill provider on Android and iOS, allowing you to fill in passwords in other apps with logins saved in a Firefox Sync account. Mozilla is now shutting...

Firefox 94 starts rolling out with new homepage on iOS and Android

Mozilla Firefox has been one of the best web browsers available for nearly two decades now, and the mobile versions carry over most of the features found in the desktop browser (with some caveats for extensions). Firefox 94 starts rolling out today on desktop and mobile platforms, and even though new APIs for web developers...

How to disable ads in Firefox’s address bar

Firefox is one of the best web browsers out there. Many users prefer it over alternatives like Google Chrome and Edge since it uses its own engine and emphasizes user privacy. Mozilla has also been adding new features to Firefox on Android, including the recently announced system-wide password manager, making it a good option for...

Firefox is adding password autofill support on Android

Firefox is undoubtedly one of the best web browsers for Android. It offers a ton of handy features that make it a great alternative to Google Chrome. And its latest update adds another useful feature to the mix -- password autofill support. The feature will roll out with Firefox 93 for Android, and it will...

Firefox makes it easier to change the default browser on Windows 11

Mozilla has circumvented Microsoft's restrictions on setting a default browser on Windows 11, making it easier to use Firefox by default. This fights off one of the more annoying aspects of the new operating system, which tries to push users toward Microsoft Edge. If you're not aware, Microsoft has made it even harder to change default...

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...