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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...

Firefox 84 on Android released with grid view for tabs, plus more

Firefox on Tuesday announced the release of Firefox 84 on Android. The changelog is rather short, but that doesn’t mean the update is insignificant. Here’s what’s new. One of the most exciting new features in Firefox 84 on Android is the ability to view your open tabs side-by-side in a grid view. The list view is...

Mozilla adds pinch-to-zoom support and HTTPS-only mode in Firefox 83

Mozilla has announced the release of Firefox 83, an update that introduces support for HTTPS-Only Mode. And, wait for it: pinch-to-zoom. HTTPS-Only Mode will attempt to establish a secure connection to the website you’re visiting. That means if you click on an HTTP link or you manually enter an HTTP address, Firefox 83 will attempt to...

Mozilla adds pull-to-refresh for Firefox Nightly on Android

While Mozilla's Firefox browser is behind Google's Chrome in a couple of aspects, I feel it doesn't get the credit it deserves nowadays. On Android, it supports browser extensions, which, to be frank, is amazing for a mobile browser. Today, however, Mozilla has finally added a feature to the Android version of Firefox that other...

Mozilla brings back general extension support in Firefox for Android (Nightly)

Earlier this month, Mozilla rolled out Firefox 79 that included a major change to the browser engine, but with the update came a notable lack of extension support. In response, Mozilla said that more Recommended Extensions would be enabled in the coming weeks after they’ve been tested and optimized. The good news is it's been...

Firefox for Android Nightly adds 8 new Extensions, including Bitwarden, Adguard, and Ghostery

Mozilla rolled out Firefox 79 for Android with a boatload of changes towards the end of July this year. But the update wasn't well-received as it removed some key features that were previously available on the browser. Since then, Mozilla has rolled out two updates for the browser, bringing back some of the features that...

Firefox for Android’s Enhanced Tracking Protection will soon block redirect tracking

Mozilla rolled out Firefox 79 for Android earlier this year, introducing nearly a year's worth of changes to the browser. However, the update was met with criticism from users as it was missing several crucial features that were previously available in the browser. Since then, Mozilla has rolled out two updates for the browser, bringing...

Mozilla shuts down Firefox Notes and Firefox Send

Mozilla recently laid off 250 employees and announced a restructuring of its business. The idea behind the move, as the company explained, was to adapt its finances in a post-COVID-19 world and focus on commercially viable products. Mozilla's work on open standards and protocols has also taken a back seat and the company is prioritizing...

Mozilla rolls out Firefox 81 on Android with a Downloads page, auto-tab closing, and more

Mozilla rolled out Firefox 79 for Android with a boatload of changes towards the end of July this year. But the update wasn't well-received, as it was missing some crucial features that were previously supported on the browser. Mozilla then released Firefox 80 earlier this month, which brought back some of the missing features. And...

Mozilla rolls out Firefox 80 for Android, bringing back the back button

Towards the end of July this year, Mozilla rolled out Firefox 79 for Android with a year's worth of changes. However, the release was met with criticism from users as it was missing several features and extensions that were previously available on the browser. For instance, Firefox 79 offered support for only a handful of...