Mozilla is set to release Firefox 113 for Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android devices. The update brings various new features and performance improvements including improved Picture in Picture, animated AV1 image support, and much more. Check what’s new or version 113’s release notes below.
Firefox 113, what’s new
- The Picture in Picture feature of Firefox has received a major upgrade. Users can now control the PIP window with rewind control and view the video duration, while also being able to switch to full-screen mode on popular video websites such as YouTube.
- The URL bar has also been improved with a new result menu for Firefox Suggest items. Users can remove history results and sponsored Firefox suggest entries for each item.
- Firefox’s private browsing feature has also been enhanced in this release. Private Windows now protect against the storage of content trackers and third-party trackers, making it more secure to browse the web privately.
- The built-in password generator of Firefox has also been updated to create passwords containing special characters, making it easier for users to generate strong and secure passwords.
- Firefox 113 also comes with a redesigned accessibility engine that improves speed, responsiveness, and stability when using screen readers, other accessibility software, east Asian input methods, enterprise single sign-on software, and other applications that use accessibility frameworks to access information.
- Users can now identify bookmarks more easily while importing from Safari or other Chromium-based browsers, as favicons for the bookmarks are imported as well.
- Firefox already supports AVIF images, and the latest release adds support for Animated AV1 images.
- Mozilla has shipped GPU Sandbox for Windows with Firefox 110. Windows GPU Sandbox is now more effective, providing users with a safer and more secure browsing experience.
- On macOS, users can now access the Services sub-menu from Firefox Context Menus.
- On Windows: The organization has enabled elastic oversell by default. With this, when two-finger scrolling on the touchpad or scrolling on the touch screen, you’ll notice a bouncing animation when scrolling past the edge of the scrolling container.
The release comes with various security and bug fixes.
Users can download Firefox 113 from Mozilla’s website and check out the release notes (which are yet to be available).
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