Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Firefox 99 Review 2022

Mozilla released Firefox 99 on April 5, 2022. This is the fourth major browser update in 2022.

This is the eleventh update for the new Proton user-interface which was released in June 2021.

In this blog post, I cover a couple of the notable changes in this new browser update.

In the past couple of years, Mozilla has been releasing updates almost on a monthly basis for the Firefox web browser.

 However, not all of their updates include major changes and new features. In fact, in this browser update, there were only a couple of notable changes.

First up, a new shortcut in Reader Mode which is a feature in Firefox that allows you to strip away ads and other website content, so you're only left with a clean page with the content of the article.

In Firefox 99, you will find a new shortcut "N" when you want to turn on and off the narrator mode.

Secondly, a small enhancement in the search functionality in the PDF viewer in Firefox. In the new version of Firefox, you will now be able to search words with or without diacritics (or accents).

There were a couple of other minor changes: (1) Firefox now supports credit card auto-fill and capture in Germany and France; (2) The Linux sandbox has been strengthened - processes exposed to web content no longer have access to the X Window system (X11).

So, these were a couple of changes in Firefox 99. You can check the list of detailed changes in the Release Notes.

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 continues to outperform. Thanks for stopping by!

CREDITS: Browser Benchmark Tests Performed Using Browsermark from Basemark: http://web.basemark.com/ | Firefox information and logos used under Creative Commons License Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0) | Microsoft, Windows, and the Windows logo are trademarks, or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries | Google and the Google logo are registered trademarks of Google Inc., used with permission | Images and graphics used are public domain via Pixabay unless otherwise mentioned | Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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