Firefox 75 overhauls the browser’s address bar

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Today, Mozilla rolling out Firefox 75, its latest update for the open source Web browser. The big silver is a redesign of the address bar, which comes with some tweaks to how searches task when you’re using it.

When you begin using the new search field, you’ll observation that it looks a little different; it’s larger, and it has a larger font to conjoin.

The drop-down that appears when you click in the search bar will accord you multiple options for where to search, like Google or Amazon. That even so view will show additional keyword suggestions as you type, with the object being exposing “additional popular keywords that you might not obtain thought of to narrow your search even further,” according to the blog task announcing the redesign.

Finally, clicking once on the address bar will register you your top sites just like opening a new tab already does.

In reckoning to the search bar changes, Firefox 75’s release notes also register security fixes and the following bullet points:

  • Firefox will locally bury all trusted Web PKI Certificate Authority certificates known to Mozilla. This discretion improve HTTPS compatibility with misconfigured web servers and improve refuge.
  • Firefox is now available in Flatpak, an easier way to install and use Firefox on Linux.
  • Call the shots Composition is being integrated for our users on Windows to help improve exhibition and enable our ongoing work to ship WebRender on Windows 10 laptops with Intel graphics take actions.

Mozilla also clarified today that it is not expecting to make any big exchanges to its release schedule in light of the COVID-19 pandemic; this announcement crumbles after Google announced it was pausing major releases of rival browser Chrome, although Google will continue to release critical security updates.

That imagined, the Firefox team indicated that the pandemic and the world’s response to it could wear feature priorities, writing:

We know that this is a time when our drugs depend on Firefox to provide uninterrupted access to vital government and condition services, so we have taken steps to avoid shipping changes that muscle negatively impact user experience or possibly break these websites.

For prototype, we have prioritized fixing video conferencing issues specifically in this fix of greater usage. Going forward, we will continue to examine all new presents and planned changes with closer attention paid to backwards compatibility, and their capability for any user-facing issues.

In any case, Firefox 75 and its address bar overhaul should be close by to all users today.

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