Firefox is one of the best web browsers around, especially if you’re looking for an alternative to Google Chrome. Mozilla is now rolling out even more features, as part of the Firefox 106 update.
The most helpful change in Firefox 106 is Firefox View, which aims to make tab management easier, especially if you have a lot of them or use Firefox on multiple devices. Mozilla said in a blog post, “for today’s launch of Firefox View you will see up to 25 of your recently closed tabs within each window of your desktop device. Once you’ve synced your mobile devices, you’ll see the last three active tabs you had open on your other devices.” It’s a bit like the Tab Actions menu in Microsoft Edge, and is even found in the same location — the top-left corner.
Firefox 106 also has a new shortcut for Private Browsing mode that can be pinned to the desktop. That means it’s easier and faster than ever to open a window with isolated cookies, history, and other data. Private Browsing also has an updated logo and a dark theme by default, matching the behavior in Chrome, Edge, and most other web browsers.
There are a few minor changes in this release, too. The built-in PDF viewer now supports text writing, drawing, and signatures, making it roughly on-par with Edge and Chrome. Mac owners can now use the text recognition in macOS 10.15+ on images in web pages, and touchpad swipe gestures (like left and right to navigate history) are now supported on Linux distributions using the Wayland desktop compositor.
Firefox 103 is slowly rolling out to Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android — if you don’t have it yet, you should get it soon. You can download Firefox from Mozilla’s official website, the Google Play Store, Apple App Store, and Microsoft Store.