Firefox 87

As scheduled, Mozilla He has launched a few moments ago Firefox 87. From what it seems, it will not be a version that will go down in history as one of the most novelties, and even less if we take into account that Mozilla has used the wildcard to retain some functions that it was testing in the beta, probably because they believe that are not yet mature enough to deliver in the stable version.

What they have done is one of those changes that some users may not like, since you have disabled the delete or Backspace key as a back button in Windows and macOS. The intention is to prevent users from losing information when filling in some fields, so, although there will be users who would use it, this novelty will be liked by those who have suffered an accident in the past. Below you have the list of news that have arrived with Firefox 87.

Highlights of Firefox 87

  • We will now find fewer website breaks in private browsing and strict improved tracking protection with SmartBlock, which provides supplemental scripts for websites to load properly.
  • To further protect our privacy, the new default HTTP referral policy will trim the path and query string information from referrer headers to prevent sites from accidentally leaking sensitive user data.
  • The “Highlight All” feature in Find on Page now displays check marks next to the scroll bar that correspond to the location of matches found on that page.
  • Full support for macOS’s built-in screen reader, VoiceOver.
  • New locale: Silesian (szl).
  • They have removed items from the Library menu that were not used frequently or had other access points in the browser: synced tabs, recent highlights, and pocket list.
  • They have simplified the Help menu by reducing redundant items, such as those pointing to Firefox support pages that can also be accessed through the Get Help item.
  • Error correction:
    • The video controls now have a visible focus style and the video and audio controls are now navigable with the keyboard.
    • HTML is now spoken by screen readers.
    • Firefox now establishes a useful initial focus in the Plugin Manager.
    • Firefox will now fire a name / description change event when the content of aria-labelledby / describedby changes.
  • Security fixes.

Firefox 87 It is now available for all supported systems since developer website. From there, Linux users will only download the self-updating version in binaries. In the next few hours the versions of the official repositories of the different Linux distributions will be updated, and so will their packages Snap Y Flatpak.

The next version will already be Firefox 88, whose most attractive novelty will be, if they do not back down, that the theme Alpengow Dark it will also be available to Linux users. From the looks of it, they’ve fixed the bug that prevented us from using it at launch, which was with the arrival of Firefox 81.