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  • Fixed an extra blank tab with an address of https://0.0.0.1 sometimes appearing when attempting to launch Firefox when it is already running (bug 1892612).
  • Fixed an issue that could cause incorrect font selection in some situations for users with the Japanese locale set (bug 1892363).
  • Fixed text corruption when dragging text containing unicode characters on Linux systems (bug 1888202).
  • Fixed a correctness error when checking arguments.length (and not using arguments otherwise) inside of a generator or async function (bug 1892699).
  • Fixed an issue that could lead to inconsistent focus handling of <select> elements when opened (bug 1893177).
 
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Firefox 126.0 official release later today:
  • The Copy Without Site Tracking option can now remove parameters from nested URLs. It also includes expanded support for blocking over 300 tracking parameters from copied links, including those from major shopping websites. Keep those trackers away when sharing links!
    screenshot of the context menu when right clicking a URL and demonstrating the Copy Without Site Tracking option
  • Firefox now supports Content-encoding: zstd (zstandard compression). This is an alternative to broti and gzip compression for web content, and can provide higher compression levels for the same CPU used, or conversely lower server CPU use to get the same compression. This is heavily used on sites such as Facebook.
  • Catalan is now available in Firefox Translations.
  • Enabled AV1 hardware decode acceleration on macOS for M3 Macs.
  • Telemetry was added to create an aggregate count of searches by category to broadly inform search feature development. These categories are based on 20 high-level content types, such as "sports,” "business," and "travel". This data will not be associated with specific users and will be collected using OHTTP to remove IP addresses as potentially identifying metadata. No profiling will be performed, and no data will be shared with third parties. (read more)
 
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I wonder if there is some way to add tab grouping, spaces (like in Opera) or something like that to Firefox? I just don't understand how to work with multiple tabs in it. After Opera, it looks like I'm back in the 90s.

UPD: Ok, I found Simple Tab Groups - it gives at least a basic convenience.
 
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Mozilla Firefox now supports RTX Video Super Resolution and HDR in its latest stable version (v126). It’s never been easier for users to access AI-enhanced upscaling, de-artifacting and HDR effects for online videos.

“Video is a core pillar of the modern web, and we are committed to delivering a great experience for our users,” said Bobby Holley, chief technology officer of Firefox at Mozilla.
“Mozilla is integrating RTX Video into Firefox to improve video quality for our users with compatible GPUs.”
 

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Firefox 126.0.1 probably coming soon as official release:
  • Fixed an issue with reading tagged PDF documents in a screen reader. (Bug 1894849)
  • Fixed not displaying localized text for non-en-US locales in the Crash Reporter dialog box on macOS. (Bug 1896097)
  • Fixed issues with drag-and-drop functionality on Linux. (Bug 1897115)
  • Fixed an issue causing high GPU memory usage on certain versions of AMD cards. (Bug 1897006)
 
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Firefox Nightly, a special channel where users can try out the latest features and changes, received a new feature that should make life easier for tab hoarders: tab previews. You can now hover the cursor over a tab and get a thumbnail with what is happening in that tab.

It is worth noting that there is no need to risk using unstable updates to get tab previews in Firefox. The feature arrived in Firefox 123, but getting it to work requires enabling a few options on the about:config page. If you want to try that out, go to about:config and change the following parameters:
  • browser.tabs.cardPreview.enabled—set the value to "true"
  • browser.tabs.cardPreview.showThumbnails—set the value to "true"
  • browser.tabs.cardPreview.delaMs—specify delay time in miliseconds
 

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Firefox 127 With 32-bit x86 Linux Pretending To Be "x86_64" To Reduce Fingerprinting - Phoronix

Mozilla Firefox 127.0 binaries are available for download today ahead of tomorrow's official announcement. Firefox 127 brings a few nice changes for this month's feature update.

Given the diminishing number of Linux x86 32-bit installations, Mozilla is now reporting 32-bit x86 Linux builds via the HTTP user string as... x86_64. Firefox 32-bit x86 builds continue to be made and supported but for reducing fingerprinting risks with x86 32-bit use on the decline, Firefox is now reporting them as "x86_64" to websites. This x86 32-bit reporting as x86_64 is for the HTTP user agent string as well as the navigator.platform and navigator.oscpu Web APIs.

Firefox 127.0 also now honors the rel="dns-prefetch" link hint for DNS pre-fetching for HTTPS documents to help with optimized load times, the option to close all duplicate tabs in a window, and the Firefox "Screenshots" feature has seen a big update. Firefox's screenshot tool can now take screenshots of SVG and XML files as well as various other types. There is also keyboard shortcuts, theme compatibility, and high contrast mode support. Capturing large screenshots is also now faster.
 

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New​

  • You can now set Firefox to automatically launch whenever you start or restart your Windows computer. Setting Firefox to auto-launch optimizes efficiency in our browser-centric digital routines, eliminating manual startup delays and facilitating immediate web access. (Learn more)
  • We completed work to optimize and enable DNS prefetching for HTTPS documents via the rel="dns-prefetch" link hint. This standard allows web developers to specify domain names for important assets that should be resolved preemptively.
  • It is now possible to close all duplicate tabs in a window with the Close duplicate tabs command available from the List all tabs widget in the tab bar or a tab context menu.
  • Firefox will now automatically try to upgrade <img>, <audio>, and <video> elements from HTTP to HTTPS if they are embedded within an HTTPS page. If these so-called mixed content elements do not support HTTPS, they will no longer load.
  • For added protection on MacOS and Windows, a device sign in (e.g. your operating system password, fingerprint, face or voice login if enabled) can be required when accessing and filling stored passwords in the Firefox Password Manager about:logins page.

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  • To reduce user fingerprinting information and the risk of some website compatibility issues, the CPU architecture for 32-bit x86 Linux will now be reported as x86_64 in Firefox's User-Agent string and navigator.platform and navigator.oscpu Web APIs.
  • Links and other focusable elements are now tab-navigable by default on macOS, instead of following macOS' "Keyboard navigation" setting. This is a more accessible default and matches the default in all other platforms. A checkbox in the settings page still allows users to restore the old behavior.
  • The Screenshots feature in Firefox has gotten a big update! It now supports taking screenshots of file types like SVG, XML, and more as well as various about: pages within Firefox. We've also made the screenshot tool more accessible to everyone by implementing new keyboard shortcuts and adding theme compatibility and High Contrast Mode (HCM) support. And finally, performance for capturing large screenshots has been improved.
 

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You can now set Firefox to automatically launch whenever you start or restart your Windows computer. Setting Firefox to auto-launch optimizes efficiency in our browser-centric digital routines, eliminating manual startup delays and facilitating immediate web access.
Now... add that ability to Thunderbird so I don't have to use Outlook.com terrible PWA.

Also, does anyone know if they fixed issues with YouTube regarding stuttering of 4K videos?
 
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Setting Firefox to auto-launch optimizes efficiency in our browser-centric digital routines, eliminating manual startup delays and facilitating immediate web access.
Questionable, if not running Web apps via the browser.
 
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