Firefox 90 delivers a bunch of small but important upgrades


After completely redesigning its browser last month, Mozilla has released the next version of Firefox that includes new features and improvements to complement version 89’s visual overhaul.

With Firefox 90, the company has added several improvements to the Windows version of its browser, the first of which is a new about: third-party page designed to help users identify any compatibility issues. Which allows them to use third party modules and apps.

Keeping Firefox updated will now be even easier in Windows 10 as Mozilla has added a new option to silently install updates when the browser is not running using background service. Users who want to turn on background updates can do so by going to Firefox’s Settings, locating the General tab, and going to Firefox Updates.

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Another new feature in Firefox 90 gives users the ability to add and manage exceptions in the browser’s HTTPS-only mode from the Privacy tab in the Settings menu. Previously users could simply exit sites from HTTPS-only mode by clicking the lock icon in the address bar.

SmartBlock Version 2

After launching SmartBlock with the release of Firefox 87 in March, Mozilla has updated its intelligent tracker blocking mechanism to version 2 which now includes the ability to block third-party Facebook scripts in private browsing mode.

For those unfamiliar, SmartBlocks is a privacy feature in Firefox that intelligently fixes broken web pages due to Mozilla’s tracking protection. The tool does this by providing a local stand-in for blocking third-party tracking scripts. These stand-in scripts behave similarly to the original scripts to ensure that the website functions properly while protecting user privacy.

Another major change in Firefox 90 is that Mozilla has finally removed FTP support from its browser after disabling the feature with the release of Firefox 88 in April.

Firefox 90 is now available for Windows, Linux and macOS and new mobile versions of the browser will also be available on Android and iOS. If you haven’t used Firefox for a while, the browser is better than ever thanks to Mozilla’s recent redesign, as well as new updates and features added by the company.

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