Firefox 83 with HTTPS onli mode, filling out PDF forms and all sorts of other things.

The new version of the Firefox web browser is available for download on Windows, macOS, and Linux systems, and after a number of more modest releases, I’m happy to inform you that this version is full of changes.

Among the most notable updates to Firefox 83 is the inclusion of a feature that people who care about security will definitely want to use, the cmc.

Perhaps inspired by web extensions like “HTTPS Everywhere”, Firefox 83 comes with an” HTTPS-only ” setting. Although it is disabled by default, users will be able to enable the “HTTPS only” option in Firefox 83 and later in the “Network” section of the settings.

Speed is another area where Firefox 83 is getting better. The browser’s JavaScript engine has been tweaked to improve performance, including speeding up page loading by up to 15%, increasing page response speed by 12% , and reducing memory usage by up to 8%.

If you use Firefox’s handy Picture – in – Picture feature-and even if you don’t-you’ll still be pleased to know that it’s learned a new trick: you can now use hotkeys to fast-forward and rewind videos (press the left / right arrow keys to fast-forward for 15 seconds).

If you don’t like the inclusion of “Advertising stories” (friends, here is what is called an untranslatable Italian dialect. The fact is that in the original version, the option is called “Sponsored stories”, but for some reason the Russian-language support site Mozila calls it nothing but” sponsored tiles “or, at best,”sponsored top sites”. Translator’s note) to a new Firefox tab, now you can disable them in the settings, under “Home > Recommended”. If you scroll to the end, you’ll also find a new option to hide the player controls in the pictures-in-picture pop-ups.

Windows and macOS users can now also use “pinch zoom” in Firefox 83 on devices that support a touchpad, touch screen, or trackpad. And, although Linux users have been using this feature for a long time, for Mac users and Windows drivers this is a completely new experience, but it is not yet clear how far it will go.

Finally , Firefox’s built-in PDF viewer supports AcroForm, which allows you to fill out and save supported PDF forms directly in the browser, without having to run a local program to do so. To accompany this innovation, the PDF viewer also got a fresh look.

Firefox 83 is free and open source software available for download from the official Firefox website for all major operating systems, including macOS 11, running on Apple Silicon.

Ubuntu users will receive Firefox 83 as a software update in the coming days (as will those using other Ubuntu-based Linux distributions such as Linux Mint, Zorin OS, elementary OS, etc.).

Tell me in the comments what you think about the browser and its latest changes.


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