Mozilla to release Firefox 79.0 for Windows, Mac, and Linux on Jul 28 with logins and Passwords export support and PDF Viewer improvements.
WebRender enabled for more Windows devices running Intel and AMD GPUs.
After the US and UK, Germany users can now see Pocket Recommendation on New Tab Page.
Firefox 79 update includes security fixes as well below mentioned bug fixes.
- Several crashes while using a screen reader were fixed, including a frequently encountered crash when using the JAWS screen reader.
- Firefox Developer Tools received significant fixes allowing screen reader users to benefit from some of the tools that were previously inaccessible.
descelements (labels and descriptions) are now correctly exposed to assistive technology products such as screen readers.
Other changes not included in release notes but worth a mention here are:
Firefox lets you export your logins and passwords to a CSV file. For more details read this article. Currently, the import option isn’t showing up in the Lockwise Password manager menu, so it may come Firefox 80.
Firefox now lets you clear Startup cache from about: support page. The Troubleshooting information page offers the “Clear Startup cache” button which you can run to fix Firefox startup issues.
PDF Viewer improvements:
Like Chrome, Firefox now offers options to open downloaded PDF files in System Viewer (Microsoft Edge).
For instance, with the new Edge being the default PDF Reader in Windows 10, if you open a PDF file by selecting the “open in System Viewer” option, the PDF will open Edge in App mode.
For more details, read: