Mozilla releases Firefox 78 with support for all versions of Windows, Mac, and Linux
Mozilla Firefox, or simply Firefox, is a free and open-source web browser developed by the Mozilla Foundation and its subsidiary, Mozilla Corporation. Firefox uses the Gecko layout engine to render web pages, which implements current and anticipated web standards. In 2017, Firefox began incorporating new technology under the code name Quantum to promote parallelism and a more intuitive user interface.
Today, the company has released its 78.0 version that comes with rather small improvements, adds a series of refinements that most users are going to like. Firefox 78 is the last major release with support for macOS versions 10.9, 10.10 and 10.11. If you use one of these versions, you’ll be supported through Firefox ESR (Extended Support Release) 78.x for the coming year.
Firefox 78.0 adds a new feature Protections Dashboard that includes consolidated reports about tracking protection, data breaches, and password management. New features let you:
- Track how many breaches you’ve resolved right from the dashboard
- See if any of your saved passwords may have been exposed in a data breach
To view your dashboard, type about:protections into the address bar, or select “Protections Dashboard” from the main menu.
“Because we know people try to fix problems by reinstalling Firefox when a simple refresh is more likely to solve the issue, we’ve added a Refresh button to the Uninstaller,” Mozilla says.
Firefox 78 is also our Extended Support Release (ESR), where the changes made over the course of the previous 10 releases will now roll out to our ESR users. Some of the highlights are:
- Kiosk mode
- Client certificates
- Service Worker and Push APIs are now enabled
- The Block Autoplay feature is enabled
- Picture-in-picture support
- View and manage web certificates in about:certificate
In addition, Firefox 78 also comes with a built-in PDF viewer, so beginning with this version, whenever you download a PDF document, you should see an option to open the file right in the browser. This new Firefox update also brings major changes for macOS users, as support for some older versions of the operating system is now dropped.
The company has also fixed bugs in the search results quality composition and improved search result texts based on recommendations by its partners. You can download the latest Firefox 78.0 version from below:Download Mozilla Firefox 78.0
The latest version of the browser has also fixed high-level bugs that can affect users’ data. It is recommended to download the latest Firefox update to grab all the new features and fixes. For more news on tech and cybersecurity stay tuned on Android Rookies by subscribing to our newsletter from here.