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Firefox 106 browser out

by on18 October 2022

New features and enhancements

Big cheese in the Mozzarella foundation have signed off on the new Firefox 106 web browser, which introduces various new features and enhancements.

The new browser is still missing the long-anticipated two-finger swipe horizontal gesture for navigating back and forward on a website without having to hold down the Alt key. Still, it does come with annotation capabilities in the built-in PDF viewer that lets you write text, draw, or add signatures to PDF files.

This feature has been in testing for a while now, but it's enabled by default in Firefox 106. You'll be able to change the size and color of the text tool and the thickness, opacity, and colour of the draw tool.

Also under the bonnet is Firefox View, which is implemented as a pinned tab, which helps you get back to the content you've previously discovered by allowing you to switch seemingly between your devices running Firefox. It can be removed by right-clicking on the pinned tab and choosing "Remove."

Firefox 106 introduces a brand-new welcome screen to help you set up the web browser to suit your needs. The new welcome screen lets you set Firefox as the default browser, import items from an old or another web browser, choose a default colour scheme and install Firefox on a mobile device using a QR code.

There is also some WebRTC changes to improve Windows and Wayland screen sharing, RTP performance and reliability, statistics, and more.

Mozilla plans to announce the Firefox 106 release today, but at the time of going to press, you can download the binaries for 64-bit or 32-bit Linux systems right now from the official download server.


Last modified on 18 October 2022
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