Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Firefox 91 Review 2021

Mozilla released Firefox 91 on August 10, 2021. This is the seventh major browser update in 2021. 

This is the third update for the new Proton user-interface which was released on June 2021. In this video, I cover some of the notable changes in this new browser update.

Mozilla has been releasing regular updates for the Firefox web browser almost every single month in 2021 and they've kept pace with it.

Firefox 89 which was released in June 2021 was the first redesign with the new Proton user-interface which many users were not full on board with. I've personally gotten used to it. So now, let's get on with the changes and improvements in this new Firefox 91 update.

First up, HTTPS-First Policy. In Private Browsing (or incognito) mode Firefox now attempts to make all connections to websites, secure and fall back to insecure connections only when websites do not support HTTPS. You can read more about it in this blog post.

Secondly, a new Windows SSO (also known as, Single Sign-On) which allows users to login into Microsoft, work, and school accounts, using credentials, from our Windows 10 operating system. You can enable this option in Firefox settings under Privacy & Security in the Logins & Passwords section by checking the appropriate checkbox.

Finally, Simplified Printing which is a useful print option that enables you to print a clutter-free page that strips away ads, buttons, background images, etc. and can save you on paper and printer-ink.
When you use CTRL+P to print a page in your browser, under More Settings and in the Format section, you’ll see two options: Original and Simplified. The new Simplified option will enable you to print a clutter-free page. BTW, you can also use the READER MODE (by clicking the Reader Mode button) (when available) which gives you a clutter-free page.

So these were some of the notable changes in Firefox 91. You can check the list of detailed changes in the Release Notes, you’ll find the links below. In terms of the Browsermark Benchmark test results, the overall performance of Firefox remained steady compared to the earlier version. On the other hand, Google Chrome has continues to outperform.

Well, hope you found this brief Firefox Review helpful. Feel free to share your feedback based on using the new Proton user-interface. Thanks for stopping by!

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