Firefox 82 arrives promising greater speed and these other news

Firefox 82

Mozilla was scheduled to launch today Firefox 82, and that moment has already occurred. After the four weeks of development that are the usual ones for about a year and after the Firefox 81 that received two maintenance updates, this new release has come promising greater speed in all operating systems, but it is still Windows that are seeing how WebRender is activated by default.

As for other news, Mozilla has taken advantage of the launch of Firefox 82 to enhance your Picture-in-Picture, also known as PiP. In all operating systems, the new button will make it more intuitive to use. For macOS users, they have added a shortcut that works before opening the video. Below you have the list with the rest of the news.

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What's new in Firefox 82

  • The Picture-In-Picture button has a new look and position, making it easier to find and use the function.
  • Picture-In-Picture now has a keyboard shortcut for Mac users (Option + Command + Shift + Right Bracket) that works before you start playing the video.
  • For Windows users, Firefox now uses DirectComposition for hardware decoded video, which will improve CPU and GPU usage during video playback, improving battery life.
  • Firefox is faster than ever with improved performance in both page loads and startup time.
  • Restoring a session is 17% faster, which means you can pick up where you left off more quickly.
  • For Windows users, opening new windows was made faster by 10%.
  • You can now explore new articles when saving a web page to Pocket from the Firefox toolbar.
  • WebRender continues to roll out to more Firefox users on Windows.
  • Paragraph reporting screen reader features now correctly report paragraphs in Firefox instead of lines.
  • Automatic credit card filling is now more accessible with the card type, and the card number in the card editor is now available to screen readers.
  • Invalid form input print dialog errors are now reported to screen readers.
  • MediaSession API has been enabled by default, allowing web authors to provide custom behaviors for standard media playback interactions, giving them more options than ever.
  • DevTools now displays server-side events in the Network panel. This allows a server to send new data to a web page at any time, allowing developers to see events that they could not before and help with troubleshooting of lower level.

Now available for all supported systems

Firefox 82 is now available for all supported systems from the official website, which we can access from this link. What Linux users will download from there will be a self-updating binary version, while those of us who are using the version from the official repositories of our distribution will still have to wait a bit for the new package to appear as an update.

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  1.   Gregory said

    But hey, are these Mozilla guys assholes? That Windows is a lost market, that no one with Windows uses Firefox! That it is Linux that they have to pamper, that half of their users use FF, and instead of that, they treat us like the last shit ... always bringing out the important improvements for Windows users and very at the end «now if that »They port them to Linux, and I say" yes if that "because sometimes neither: FF continues to work worse in Linux than in Windows forever, and Mozilla does not seem to give a damn.
    Then they will tell us that we collaborate with the project by donating money. What for, to keep working for Windows? Not with my money, thanks.

  2.   Allan herrera said

    Remove all that unfortunate private advertising, it is disrespectful to users and freedom