What's new in Firefox Nightly: the Awesome Bar grows and a new Kiosk Mode

New Awesome Bar in Firefox Nightly

The most up-to-date version of Mozilla's browser is Firefox 69.0.2, but three more possibilities are also available: the Beta, the Developer Edition, and the Nightly. The Beta is for those who want to try the news sooner, while the Nightly still introduces more features, but it may have more bugs and some of them may not reach the stable version. Two of these novelties, already available at Firefox NightlyThey are giving a lot to talk about.

The first of the functions simply jumps out. This is a new animation in the Awesome Bar (the address bar) that makes increase your size when we have it selected. On the other hand, its size is also reduced: when we select the URL bar in Firefox 69 and start typing, the suggestions occupy the entire width of the browser, while in Firefox 71, the latest Nightly version, it remains in the expanded size , but without going to extremes.

New Kiosk Mode of Firefox Nightly to start in full screen

The other function that is giving to talk is what they call Kiosk Mode. The "kiosk mode" is basically the same thing that we get when pressing F11, but with the difference that the address bar or anything extra will not appear no matter how much we move the mouse around the edges of the screen. We can access it by opening a terminal and typing the following:

firefox --kiosk

launch Kiosk Mode in Firefox Keep in mind that if we write the previous command and we have Firefox <71 installed, it will launch the stable version and we will not see what we wanted; a new browser window will open. In order to see the new function, we must write the entire path before «–kiosk», something that we can achieve more easily if we drag the «firefox» file from the Firefox Nightly binaries to the terminal. The route will not be necessary when the feature is officially launched.

Those interested, you can download Firefox Nightly from this link.

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Firefox 70 will continue to focus on security. So you can test its next features on Linux

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