Because not everything was going to be hearts, flowers, and chocolates (as if that were bad…), today, February 14, at least two software updates also had to arrive. plasma 5.27 has arrived this noon as the latest version 5.x with many interesting improvements, and a little later they have delivered a new version of the Mozilla web browser, a Firefox 110 that does not introduce a very high number of novelties. But if among them there is one that mentions the word "performance", welcome.
Firefox 110 succeeds the v109 launched four weeks ago, and among its novelties we have that we can import information such as bookmarks, browsing history and passwords from Vivaldi, Opera and Opera GX, browsers that add to the list of compatible ones that until now were limited to Chrome, Edge and Safari. The list of new features in Firefox 110 is completed by what you have below.
What's new in Firefox 110
- GPU sandboxing has been turned on in Windows.
- Also for Windows, third-party modules can now be blocked from injecting themselves into Firefox, which can be useful if they are causing crashes or other undesirable behavior.
- The date, time, and datetime-local input fields can now be emptied with Cmd+Backspace and Cmd+Del on macOS, and with Ctrl+Backspace and Ctrl+Delete on Windows and Linux.
- GPU-accelerated Canvas2D has been enabled by default on macOS and Linux.
- Improved WebGL performance on Windws, macOS and Linux.
- A hardware decoded video layer has been enabled on non-Intel GPUs in Windows 10 and Windows 11, video playback performance and video scaling quality.
- Various bug and security fixes.
Firefox 110 can now be downloaded from the official website. In the next few hours, its snap and flatpak packages and those from the official repositories of most Linux distributions will be updated.
2 comments, leave yours
In my opinion Firefox suffers from three shortcomings: A native ad blocker, a web page translator, and a cookie message blocker. It is true that, at least in the PC version, all three can be covered with extensions, that's why I use Firefox on PC, but not on mobile.
They are a bit slow but there they go, I hope they dare to put more additions as the partner above says as an ad or tracker blocker, otherwise it works well