A new version of Firefox 75 has been released, as well as the first official version of the browser in the form of the Flatpak application.
You may remember a few weeks ago, we talked about the upcoming release of Firefox Flatpak on Flathub, the de facto real App Store for Flatpak apps. The release of Firefox 75 took place and now the very first Flatpak build of Firefox is officially available to everyone.
In addition to the flatpack technology, Linux users will notice changes in the selection of text in the address bar and search box, brought into line with the macOS and Windows platforms, for example, one click does not select words; double click selects an entire word; triple click selects all words.
It would seem a small, but such a valuable change – at least for me!
Changes to address lines don’t end there. Firefox 75 displays a list of the most popular sites in the address bar in a drop-down list when you first click inside the address bar, highlights search terms in automatic search query suggestions, and makes it easier to perform “one-time” searches with search providers other than the default ones.
All the changes to the address bar, say the Mozilla blog, are aimed at “making search easier than ever.” Tell me in the comments if you think they succeeded (or not)!
Download Firefox 75
Mozilla Firefox 75 is free and open source software available for Windows, macOS, and Linux.
You can download Firefox 75 from the official website of the browser for all major desktop operating systems (including Linux):
As mentioned, you can now install Firefox from Flathub:
But if you’re running a supported version of Ubuntu (or an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution), you can upgrade to Firefox 75 from today using the system update tools.