Firefox 83, a release with more news than usual that includes controls for PiP and support for the new Macs

Firefox 83

In recent months, the releases of new versions of Mozilla's browser are news, but not too exciting. This has been the case since they give us a new version every four weeks, but a few moments ago they launched Firefox 83, and I think we can say that this is an important release. To begin with, those of us who use your PiP will appreciate the controls that we will be able to use from today, something that I personally asked you a few weeks ago.

On the other hand, and as expected, Firefox 83 is more secure than previous versions, but it is also that they have added a new function or mode in which we will always enter web pages by HTTPS. Below you have a list with the most outstanding news that have come along with this version, and there is something for everyone, including those who use it on a touch screen.

Highlights of Firefox 83

As we read in the release note, this is the highlight that comes with the 83rd version of Firefox:

  • Improved performance by 15%, page response by 12%, and reduced memory consumption by 8%.
  • HTTPS only mode. It is disabled by default and, as the name suggests, will force the use of HTTPS.
  • Support for gestures like Pinch-to-Zoom to zoom in and out when using Firefox on touch screens.
  • New controls for the PiP, which will allow us to advance or delay the video 15s and raise / lower the volume.
  • Improvements in calls made in Firefox.
  • Search function improvements.
  • Support for AcroForm which will allow us to fill, print and save PDF and the viewer has an improved view.
  • Support for newer Macs. In this version, it will work with Rosseta 2, but in the future it will work natively.
  • WebRender kicks in for more Windows 7 and 8 users and macOS users from 10.12 to 10.15.
  • Some fixes and security improvements.

Firefox 83 can now be downloaded from the developer website. In the next few hours it will be updated in the official repositories of most Linux distributions.


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