The new version of the popular Firefox 70 web browser has just been released to the general public, with which this new version arrives with several novelties which one of them is dark mode which has been incorporated by default into the browser, as well as the arrival of the new browser icon, among other things.
Despite being a new version of the navigatoror, Firefox 70 does not come with a large list of news, but some quite interesting. This new version is already available to be downloaded and installed for the different operating systems.
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Main new features of Firefox 70
With the arrival of this new version of the web browser, Firefox 70, one of its main novelties that stands out and that can be noticed just after having updated or installed your previous version of the browser, is the dark mode that has been included by default to the browser, with which users will no longer have to manually activate this mode and in this way Firefox joins this trend.
Although for those who do not like this mode, they can remove it by going to «about: config » and in the options we look for «browser.in-content.dark-mode»And we change to«disable«.
Another change that we will find within the new version of Firefox 70 is the address bar, well here we can see that the open pages show an icon instead of the “(i)” button, where we can see that an indicator of the security level of the connection is shown. This allows evaluating the status of the code lock modes for cryptocurrency mining scripts, as well as "Fingerprint"
In addition also the information about the EV certificate was removed in the drop-down menu. To return the display of information about the EV certificate in the address bar, the option “security.identityblock.show_extended_validation" on "about:config«.
Of the other changes that stand out in Firefox 70:
- WebRender is enabled by default for Windows desktops with Intel integrated graphics for low resolution devices.
- Alias theme properties have been removed, which may affect some themes
- The Firefox Accounts toolbar menu has been updated and reorganized to provide faster access to account features and services.
- The developer tool accessibility panel now includes a keyboard audit and color simulator for systems with WebRender-enabled capabilities.
- On macOS, power consumption was significantly reduced with a more efficient composer
How to install or update the new version of Firefox 70 on Linux?
For those who are interested in being able to install this new version of Firefox or to update to it, They can do so by following the instructions we share below.
It is important to mention that most Linux distributions have the Firefox package in their repositories, so the availability of this new version may take a few days.
However, it is possible to obtain this new version in a faster way. Such is the case for Ubuntu, Linux Mint or some other Ubuntu derivative users, They can install or update to this new version with the help of the browser's PPA.
This can be added to the system by opening a terminal and executing the following command in it:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-mozilla-security/ppa -y sudo apt-get update
Done this now they just have to install with:
sudo apt install firefox
In the case of Arch Linux users and derivatives, just run in a terminal:
sudo pacman -Syu
Or to install with:
sudo pacman -S firefox
Finally for those who prefer to use Snap packages, they will be able to install the new version as soon as it is released in the Snap repositories.
But they can get the package directly from Mozilla's FTP. With the help of a terminal by typing the following command:
And to install the package we just type:
sudo snap install firefox-70.0.snap
For, all other Linux distributions can download the binary packages from the following link.