Sunday, June 5, 2022

Firefox 101 Review 2022

Mozilla released Firefox 101 on May 31, 2022. This is the sixth major browser update in 2022.

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

In this blog post, I cover some 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 this new Firefox 101 release, there is not much to report in terms of new features, but I will cover a few notable changes in this blog post.

First up, as usual there were several high and medium level security fixes implemented in this new browser update including fixes to bugs and security vulnerabilities to help keep Firefox users safe online.

Secondly, Firefox now supports the prefers-contrast media query which allows sites to detect if the user has requested that web content is presented with a higher (or lower) contrast.

Thirdly, Firefox now allows users to use as many microphones as they want at the same time, during video conferencing. Additionally, you can also switch your microphones at any time, if your conferencing service provider enables this flexibility to do so.

And finally, Mozilla had optimized the Download Flow in Firefox 98 in which you would no longer see a download prompt when downloading files in Firefox similar to how it is in Google Chrome.

Well, Mozilla has now rolled this back. In the Firefox Setting page, under General and Applications, you’ll find two download options: to save the files or; ask whether to open or save files (as I show you in the video below).

So, these were some of the notable changes in this new Firefox 101 browser update. 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!

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