Mozilla''s next Firefox iteration has been launched, with a variety of new features that are able to improve workflows and speed up things.
One of the five new features to come to version 105 (opens in a new tab) of the browser is a improved printing interface that will now allow users to print the current page more quickly, which may be useful for businesses who print single emails rather than entire threads.
Mozilla has improved trackpad functionality, finally catching up with Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge. On Windows, users may now swipe with two fingers to navigate between page history rather than pressing the back and forward buttons.
Mozilla Firefox 105
Firefox has also expanded to two times faster at looking for individual items in large lists, as well as now assisting partitioned service workers in third-party situations.
While every other browser appears to be based on the open-source Chromium project, Firefox claims that using its own Quantum browser engine allows it to ensure your data is kept confidential. Some benefits of opting for Firefox, according to a Wikipedia article, include the default blocking of third-party tracking cookies, cryptomining scripts, and social trackers.
Other improvements have been made across the board, with Firefox now handling low-memory situations better in Windows, being less likely to run out of memory for Linux, and performing better when memory does run low.
Mac users will notice improvements to trackpad usability as well as some ironing out of unintentional diagonal scrolling.
The Firefox version 105 is now available for download or upgrade for Windows 7 or higher, macOS 10.12 Sierra or higher, and eligible Linux machines. Complete system requirements are made available on the Firefox website. Version 105 for mobile devices has also been made available, with less feature releases, but more on stability and technical improvements.