Mozilla launched the next iteration Firefox with several new features that are designed to improve your workflow and speed up your work.
One of five new features version 105 (opens in a new tab) with browser is an improved printing interface that will now allow users to more easily print the current page, which can be convenient for businesses that print individual emails rather than entire threads.
Mozilla has also improved the usability for trackpad users, finally catching up with the likes Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge. On Windows, users can now swipe with two fingers to move between page history instead of pressing the back and forward buttons.
Mozilla Firefox 105
In addition to support for split service workers in third-party contexts and compliance with the User Timing L3 specification, Firefox is also twice as fast at searching for individual items in large lists.
While every other browser seems to be based on the open-source Chromium project, Firefox says that using its own Quantum browser engine allows it to “ensure your data is treated with respect and your privacy is protected.” Some benefits of choosing Firefox, according to article on the Mozilla website, enable the default blocking of third-party tracking cookies, cryptomining scripts, and social trackers.
Additional updates have been made across the board: Firefox now handles out-of-memory situations better on Windows, is less likely to run out of memory for Linux, and performs better when out of memory.
Mac users will also notice improved trackpad usability with some smoothing out of unintentional diagonal scrolling.
Firefox version 105 is available to download or upgrade for Windows 7 or higher macOS 10.12 Sierra or higher, and eligible Linux machines. Full system requirements are available at Firefox website. Version 105 for mobile devices was also available with fewer feature releases, but with a focus on stability and technical improvements.