Firefox has reached version 100 – The flagship version supports HDR video and picture-in-picture with captions on the Mac, includes new browser themes and more.
The Firefox 100 update, released just over a month after Google Chrome hit its own milestone, has been a long journey for Mozilla since its release in 2004. Perhaps the biggest feature of Firefox 100 is the introduction of High Dynamic Range (HDR) video support On macOS computers. Mozilla says it “provides high-quality video content to Firefox users on macOS 11+ (with HDR compatible displays)”.
Picture-in-Picture subtitles have also been added in Firefox 100. Subtitles are supported on YouTube, Prime Video, and Netflix, as well as on websites using WebVTT (such as Twitter) after comments via Mozilla Connect. The team intends to expand translation support for more sites in the future.
Themes (backgrounds) used to decorate default browser pages were introduced when a new tab was opened for mobile versions of the iOS and Android browser in the US early in March. With the release of 100, two new wallpapers available worldwide have been added.
The mobile versions of Firefox 100 also got a “clutter-free” history and tabs designed to simplify and organize the content of each section. For the History tab, this involves grouping items by the original item displayed across a series of pages, such as samples of various items in an online store. The clutter-free history also removes duplicates from view and also allows you to search within the history itself. Mozilla ensures that searches are conducted in a private manner.
Clutter-Free Tabs, previously released for Android in 2021, will arrive for iOS devices in Firefox 100. For users who tend to open older tabs, the update will move tabs that haven’t been viewed within 14 days. To “inactive status” on the tab tray, temporarily remove it from view.
Other new additions include a language switch that launches for the first time to make it easier to select your preferred language, and an extension to autofill credit cards from North America, the UK, France and Germany.
Firefox, as always Available for free on macOS. Firefox 100 will appear on iOS and iPadOS later this week.
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