Mozilla has launched its next version of Firefox with a few new features designed to improve workflow and speed things up.
One of five new features in the future Version 105 (Opens in a new tab) From the browser is an improved print interface that now allows users to print the current page more easily, which can be useful for companies that print individual emails rather than entire threads.
Mozilla has also improved usability for trackpad users, and is finally catching up with the likes of Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge. On Windows, users can now swipe with two fingers to cycle through the page history instead of pressing the Back and Forward buttons.
Mozilla Firefox 105
In addition to supporting segmented service workers now in third-party contexts and complying with the User Timing L3 specification, Firefox is also twice as fast as searching for individual items in large lists.
While every other browser appears to be based on the open-source Chromium project, Firefox says that using its Quantum browser engine allows it to “ensure that your data is treated with respect and its privacy is preserved.” according to article On the Mozilla website, it includes the default blocking of third-party tracking cookies, cipher scripts, and social trackers.
More updates made across the board, Firefox now handles low memory situations better in Windows, Linux is less likely to run out of memory, and performs better when memory is running low.
Mac users will also notice improvements in the usability of the trackpad with some ironing from unintended diagonal scrolling.
Firefox 105 is available to download or upgrade now for Windows 7 or higher, macOS 10.12 Sierra or later, and eligible Linux devices. Full system requirements are available at Firefox site. Version 105 has also been made available for mobile devices with fewer feature releases, but instead the focus is on stability and technical improvements.