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Mozilla releases Firefox version 100 this week

Enlarge / A particular One hundredth-version splash web page seems on the primary launch of a brand new Firefox set up.

Samuel Axon

Firefox launched its One hundredth replace, and a few fanfare accompanied the discharge on Mozilla’s weblog concerning the net browser. Firefox 100 is out there this week for each desktop and cell variations.

To have fun, Mozilla says it will likely be frequently sharing fan artwork impressed by Firefox all through Might. However whereas that 100 quantity carries some symbolic weight, the replace itself is not notably monumental.

On the desktop, subtitles and captions at the moment are supported in Firefox’s picture-in-picture mode for movies. Three key web sites formally assist subtitles and captions in PIP: YouTube, Netflix, and Amazon Prime Video. Plus, the characteristic works on web sites that assist the WebVTT normal, like Twitter.

That is so far as new options go for desktop, however there’s extra occurring on the cell aspect. First, there is a new browser historical past view. Mozilla says it lowered muddle on this new historical past panel by eradicating duplicates and robotically grouping associated gadgets—like a number of pages visited from the identical search question. You’ll be able to search your historical past with a textual content area now, too.

“Litter-free” can also be the secret for enhancements to tabs on cell. To assist customers who have a tendency to depart tabs open for weeks with the intent to get to them ultimately, creating unmanageable muddle, Firefox now robotically re-sorts tabs you have not seen for 14 days into an “inactive tabs” part.

There are additionally two new wallpapers for Android and iOS, known as “seashore vibes” and “twilight hills.” Different adjustments embody HTTPS-only mode on Android, a immediate to pick a language at first launch, and the growth of the bank card autofill characteristic (beforehand seen in solely North America) to the UK, France, and Germany.

Android acquired a number of of those options immediately, however iOS ought to have them by the top of the week, Mozilla says.



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