Firefox 99 is out, here’s what’s new and changed

Mozilla to launch Firefox 99.0 even today for Windows, Mac and Linux. Here’s what this release brings to the table in terms of new features, improvements, and bug fixes.

Firefox 99

What’s new:

  1. Firefox now lets you toggle narration in Reader Mode with the keyboard shortcut “n”.
  2. Mozilla has added support for searching – with or without diacritics – in the PDF Viewer.
  3. Update strengthens Linux Sandbox: Processes exposed to web content no longer have access to the X Window System (X11).
  4. Credit card autofill is now supported in Germany and France.

The update, as usual, addresses several security fixes. If you’re using Zoom, the “video display doesn’t always work with group rooms in the gallery” has not been fixed by Mozilla in this release.

An unresolved issue with Zoom:
“Gallery mode in the Zoom Web client is now accessible in Firefox 99. Video display does not always work with group rooms in the gallery.
When a Zoom web client user enters a breakout room, the self-view and participants may not appear.”

The workaround requires the user to log out and re-enter the breakout room.

How to get Firefox 99

At the time of this writing, Firefox 99 is available for download via FTP.

Once Mozilla announces the release via a blog post, the Firefox update and release notes also go live for users.

You can then download it from the Firefox website or update using Firefox’s built-in updater, manually checking for updates.

Firefox 100 is the next major update:

Google has already released Chrome 100, Mozilla to publish Firefox version 100 on May 3.

In addition to the version reaching three digits that can break some sites, the company planned some existing features.

Picture in Picture mode to support Youtube, Prime and Netflix video subtitles and subtitles. PiP also supports video subtitles on websites that use the WebVTT format.

Finally, Mozilla has enabled hardware-accelerated AV1 video decoding in Windows. The update also allows users to choose their preferred color scheme for websites.

And as we reported, Firefox on Windows 7 requires Windows Update KB4474419 to be installed successfully.

final words: Mozilla Firefox 99 is a minor update that comes with minor improvements for Linux, Reader Mode and PDF Viewer.

What’s your opinion on this Firefox update? Let us know in the comments below if you experience any issues or bugs after upgrading to this version.

More about Firefox:

Firefox 98 Coming Today: Here’s What’s New, Changed, and Fixed

How to Restore Download Prompt in Firefox 98

Mozilla Firefox gets Windows 11-style scrollbars

Firefox 95 Launches RLBox Sandboxing and Site Isolation Features

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